Top Air Sealing Strategies for Greater Atlanta Homeowners
First, identify the best air sealing techniques and materials
Once one of our professionals completes the visual inspection and blower door test for your home, you’ll know how much air leaks reduce your efficiency and personal comfort. In most cases, you’ll learn you have dozens of leaks to repair. J.R. Bolton’s experienced and highly trained professionals take a straightforward approach to air sealing your house.
Just call 770.449.3692 today to schedule your home energy audit so you can get a free quote for all the improvements you need to make to your home.
The most important areas of your home
First, you need to seal your attic access stores, and your whole house fan, because those are the biggest holes in your home. Usually, it’s wisest to seal your basement and crawl space next. By this time, you’ve taken care of most of the leaks that affect your home. Next, you’ll take care of the conditioned living area in your home.
Do caulking and weatherstripping take care of your leaks?
Caulking and weatherstripping definitely work to provide quick money-saving and comfort-enhancing results. But do they catch all your leaks? Caulk works well at sealing stationary cracks like the ones around your window and door frames. Weatherstripping seals cracks that move around, like the ones around doors and windows that move.
However, you’ll have a number of unseen cracks around your home that continue to eat away at your efficiency and comfort. They are simply too small to see and require a home energy audit and blower door test to identify.
Insulation must be a large part of your air sealing project so your comfort and efficiency improve
By far, the second largest impact on your home’s efficiency will be having the right kind of insulation properly installed. Many contractors don’t do this correctly, so it’s important to find an experienced one who knows exactly what to do.
Foam insulation can be sprayed into your walls with the removal of sheetrock, attic spaces, and between floor joists to eliminate even more of the cracks and openings that are so small you can’t even see them. Electrical penetrations like recessed lights and plumbing penetrations like the pipes leading to exterior water spouts can be additional sources of leakage. Rigid foam panels may also be used, and spray foam is applied around them so you have a tight seal. Dense-packed cellulose may also be used. Our professionals will come to your home and explain what needs to be done and why, without putting any sales pressure on you.
Contact J.R. Bolton services today for your free air sealing estimate
Just call 770.449.3692 or contact us online to get your free estimate today. We serve all of Greater Atlanta, including Alpharetta, Norcross, Buford, Cumming, Dacula, Flowery Branch, Chestnut Mountain, Commerce, Braselton, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Suwanee, and many more cities.
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