Air Sealing in Marietta, GA
Foster Insulation: High Quality Air Sealing Services
If your home has air leaks, your heating and cooling system is being impacted – as well as your wallet. You want to ensure your HVAC system operates at peak efficiency because doing so keeps your energy bills down. Sealing air leaks is a critical component of an energy efficient home. Foster Insulation provides comprehensive air sealing services to residents around Marietta, GA who desire lower energy bills and a home free of drafts. Air sealing is the first step to an energy efficient home and is performed before an attic insulation project begins. Contact us for a free estimate and take the first step toward a successful home insulation project.
What is Air Sealing?
During air sealing our professional insulators seal sources of air leaking around the home. Some air leaks are easy to identify. Most of the time you need a professional to discover and seal these penetration points. Common culprits include light boxes, soffit drops, windows, and doors, not to mention various entry points in the attic. We use a variety of tools to determine areas of air leakage before systematically deploying a variety of techniques to seal them. This diagnostic process is worth every step. Marietta, GA residents who want to insulate their attic are wise to hire Foster Insulation to air seal and insulate their existing home.
What Methods Do You Use During the Air Sealing Process?
Foster Insulation utilizes several methods throughout the process, depending on the circumstances. No two homes are the same, so our team must adapt to the situation. For instance, some homes primarily lose air at doorways and windows, while others have more extensive issues in the walls or attic. Both scenarios require unique approaches.
Foster Insulation uses a variety of air sealing techniques depending on the home and type of air leaks. Commonly air sealing caulk is used to seal smaller penetration points around windows and doors. This can also be used to seal air leaks in walls, floors, attics and other areas.
Spray foam insulation can be used to insulate and seal home air leaks in one step. With one step spray foam insulation seals air leaks and adds R-value. Spray foam insulation may be recommended depending on the source of air leaks.
The Common Areas of Concern for Air Leaks
Your home is full of areas where gaps, cracks, holes, and crevices result in air leaks. These penetration points are challenging to seal on your own and, in some cases, require the experience of a professional. Foster Insulation offers a way to take control of your energy bills by tackling air leaks in common areas such as:
Attics: By nature, there are numerous holes in your home, many of which lead to the attic. These include fans, lights, and chimneys. Regardless of the level of craftsmanship, air leaks are inevitable. We seal the areas around attic penetration points to contain conditioned air and lower energy bills.
Walls: Older homes, especially those built in the mid-1900s, may contain little or no wall insulation. Wall air sealing can be performed in walls of existing homes during a remodeling project when wall cavities are open. Air sealing can be performed in open wall cavities before installing fiberglass insulation or spray foam insulation.
Basements and Crawl Spaces: Basements are cool and damp. Investing in air sealing your basement box sills will make your basement and entire home more comfortable. Many times, applying spray foam insulation is the best solution to air seal and insulate basement box sills in one step. Have a crawl space? Crawl space encapsulation helps prevent air leaks and can reduce moisture issues.
Contact Foster Insulation for Air Sealing in Marietta, GA
Air sealing is too necessary a task to ignore. Foster Insulation wants you to understand the importance of air sealing and the benefits of combining air sealing with an existing home insulation project. We will recommend the right insulation for your home. To learn more about Foster Insulation, fiberglass and spray foam insulation and schedule a free estimate, contact us today. We’ll set up a consultation and get started toward a more energy efficient home.