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Air Sealing

Without air sealing before insulation, your money and comfort escape

The scientific word is infiltration. Infiltration is uncontrolled air movement in your home. Air is never standing still. Differences in temperature and pressure cause your controlled and conditioned interior air to be sucked through these leaks and replaced with unclean, unfiltered, unconditioned and unwanted air.

As a result, you are wasting energy (and money) by heating air that is escaping. Your physical comfort and air quality are also compromised – the leaks are like an open window!

Sealing the entire thermal envelope

There are many areas of your home that need to be sealed – some are more obvious than others.

In general, air leaks occur anywhere there are cuts through the ceiling or where the ceiling joins with another surface. One example is where a plumber has cut a square hole and put a round pipe through it. This gap is leaking air and needs to be sealed.

Other examples include:

  • Chimney
  • Can Lights
  • Bath Fans
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Skylights
  • Electrical access points
  • Gap between the wall and ceiling
  • Knee walls
  • Cracks
  • Rim Joist

We follow a professional, focused process to make sure your home is fully sealed. Here’s how it works:

Step 1: A qualified representative will define and design the thermal boundary for your home.

Step 2: A professional installer will physically inspect the entire boundary for leaks. Our professional installers are able to do this most effectively after existing insulation has been removed from the attic.

Step 3: Professional installers carefully seal leaks with spray foam. Sometimes we also need to construct custom enclosures as part of the envelope.

Step 4: We properly ventilate the area according to the requirements of the thermal envelope.

Call us today and start moving to greater efficiency in your Royalton area home with better air sealing!

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