Homeowners

WHY INSULATE?

It’s all about being comfortable in your home, and Hometown Insulation offers a variety of easy, cost-effective ways to achieve that goal. When your home stays cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, your HVAC system runs more efficiently and can last longer. You’ll save money, use less energy and add value to your home.

So whether you’re adding an addition to your home or just looking to increase energy efficiency and comfort, our Johns Manville insulation products provide numerous benefits:

  • Regulate indoor temperatures year-round
  • Reduce heating and cooling bills
  • Increase operating efficiency for your HVAC system
  • Reduce unwanted inside and outside noise
  • Improve indoor air quality by preventing mold, moisture and allergens from getting inside your home
  • Add fire protection*
  • Lasts the life of your home
  • Add value to your home

Attic Seal

common-air-leaksBy The Numbers

Research has shown that 35% of heat loss can be attributed to air leakage.  According to the Department of Energy (DOE) here is where air leakage occurs:

  • 10% around doors and windows
  • 14% around Plumbing and wiring through walls
  • 36% through floor connections
  • 40% through ceiling connections

We will already be foam or caulk sealing your home around all windows and doors, as well as around all plumbing and wiring penetrations. We will also seal your floor connections with closed-cell foam at the boxsills.

What is an Attic Seal?

The attic seal process seals the part of your home that is most susceptible to air leakage, the ceiling. Our foam technician will seal all top-plates (this is where there are seams in the vapor barrier and wire holes). They will also spray-in insulation at eaves where accessible after sheetrock to insure vent chutes at exterior are sealed-in-place. The last and most important place they will seal is around can-lights and electrical fixtures where most air loss occurs.

Why Get an Attic Seal?

  • To many people, the most important reason to do it is cost-savings. Although cost is dependent on living conditions like number of people in the home, moisture, and actual consumption, the attic seal will directly impact your heating and electrical bills as soon as you move in and for as long as you live in your home.
  • The second reason, and most often overlooked, is the added comfort it will provide. Your home will be less drafty and allow your heating and cooling equipment to keep your home at a consistent temperature. In addition, it will seal your home from moisture and make it much easier to maintain your desired humidity level (less sticky in the summer and less dry in the winter).

Homeowners Toolbox – Helpful Links:

 

Association
Brown Count Home Builders Association
vhba
Valley Home Builders Associations
Chippewa Valley HBA
Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association
ICAA
Insulation Contractors Association of America
Insulation Institute
Glossary of Insulation Terms - Insulation Institute
Desire
DSIRE - Available Incentives by State
John Manville
Johns Manville - Insulation Manufacturer
Focus on Energy
Wisconsin Fcous on Energy

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