Insulation Services Case Studies: Air Sealing & Insulation in Springfield, VA
Like many homeowners in Northern Virginia, Jean was frustrated by the uneven temperatures throughout his Springfield home, especially the upstairs level. The main level could be perfectly comfortable while the upstairs level was hot and almost unbearable. After hearing our radio ad one day, discussing this exact issue, he decided to give us a call. Our salesperson, Pedro, visited the home to discover what could be causing these irregular temperature fluctuations. He found substantial air leakage occurring in the attic. In the summer months, attics can reach 140 degrees. This extremely hot air can radiate down into the living space. He also found that can light and the attic hatch were also sources of air leakage.
The Comfenergy Crew got to work to fix these air leaks. The old insulation was removed so we could access every gap and crack, and they were sealed with spray foam. TiteShell can light covers were installed over the can lights and sealed air tight with expanding foam. The scuttle cover was weather-stripped to stop air leakage and then the cover was insulated with a SilverGlo foam insulation panel. Finally, our premium TruSoft cellulose insulation is blown to an R value of 60. Blown insulation fills all gaps and odd-shaped voids. By filling over framing members, thermal bridging is avoided. Jean now has more even temperatures throughout his home and the upstairs level is much more comfortable.
Evaluator: Pedro Guillen
The owner of this Springfield home was experiencing uncomfortable temperatures on the upstairs level.
The old dirty insulation has to be removed.
Another photo of the attic before the crew got to work.
The scuttle cover needs to be air-sealed and insulated.
Insulation removal begins.
A Comfenergy crew member installs new air baffles.
Air sealing begins.
Comfenergy crew member air sealing the attic floor.
The attic floor is air-sealed. Every crevice and crack is sealed with polyurethane spray foam.
Can light covers be installed?
Cellulose insulation is blown into an R-Value of 60.