Blown In Insulation

New England Performance Insulation installs blown-in insulation

Adding insulation essentially keeps your residence cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, and home insulation options include products that are loose, rolled in layers, or composed of rigid foam panels. If you will be adding insulation to your attic, for example, selecting a product that is blown in may be an ideal choice. This method allows the insulation to expand precisely when and where needed and is typically completed relatively quickly with minimal dust and cleanup as a result. The recommended insulation level for an attic is R49 (approx 19″). Air sealing the attic in combination with blowing in additional insulation provides an excellent return on investment for your home.

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Attic Air Sealing

Top plates and wall-to-ceiling connections are sealed. Good air-sealing and a continuous air barrier between the attic and the home’s conditioned (living) space are important not only to save energy and reduce fuel bills, but also to prevent moisture problems in the attic. Sealing holes in the attic makes chimneys and flues work better because a leaky attic ceiling acts like a chimney and will compete with the real chimney for air. Air sealing the leaky attic ceiling also reduces the house’s “suction” (or stack effect) so less contaminants are drawn up into the house from the ground such as radon and other soil gases. On the inside of the home, the ceiling drywall can serve as an air barrier. New England Performance Insulation can determine where leaks are with an infrared camera, by feeling for air flow, or by inspecting the attic insulation. Dirty insulation is an indication that air is flowing through the insulation and pulling dust with it. We pull back or will completely remove the insulation to apply caulk, spray foam, or other sealant where the walls meet the attic floor. Other places in the attic that often are big sources of air leaks are soffits (dropped-ceiling areas, duct chases, plumbing chase), behind or under attic kneewalls, around recessed can lights, around flue pipes, around ducts, and at attic hatches.

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