This attic in New Canaan, CT was under insulated and the homeowners were tired of their house being too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, while spending a fortune on energy bills. They wanted a solution for their uncomfortable home and decided to give Dr. Energy Saver of CT a call!
The attic plays a critical role in a home’s energy performance, which often reflects an energy bill. The ultimate decision to install Dr. Energy Saver’s SuperAttic for this New Canaan attic was a perfect choice to resolve the homeowners’ concerns. A SuperAttic system combines air sealing and attic insulation together. This system utilizes SilverGlo rigid foam insulation panels to fully seal and insulate the attic. Each SilverGlo panel (which you can see as the gray panels in the after picture) is sealed to the attic framing and to neighboring panels. This creates a thick layer of insulation that includes a radiant barrier. The SuperAttic system eliminates air leaks and keeps roof ventilation maintained, which makes for a comfortable home.
Now these happy homeowners can enjoy their comfortable home as well as having a lower energy bill thanks to Dr. Energy Saver of CT.
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Despite a layer of fiberglass insulation, this attic was still letting cold, drafty air into this Bridgeport house. While the existing fiberglass insulation added some insulation value, it didn't stop the problematic air leaks. To fix this problem, we first had to remove the ineffective fiberglass insulation. Next, weair-sealed the attic with ecpanding foam, sealing all cracks that air seeps into the house from. Additionally, we upgraded the insulation to our TruSoft blown cellulose insulation. Air-sealing the attic, combined with an attic insulation upgrade, cut this home's heating and cooling costs up to 40%!
The owners of this home wanted storage space in their attic without compromising the energy efficiency of the room. To meet their needs, we constructed an insulated storage deck across a portion of their attic. To install this decking, we first layed down our excluive SilverGlo foam board across the ceiling joists. SilverGlo is a rigid foam board enfused with graphite, which boosts its insulatin value by 24% over standard EPS foam. We then covered the SilverGlo with Oriented Strand Board (OSB). To keep the blown insulation off the storage area, we installed dams around the perimeter of the insulated decking. Not only did this job add valuable attic storage space, it made the whole home more comfortable and less drafty!
This attic in Stratford, CT wasn't properly insulated. It had little to no R-Value, the insulation was scattered and was not doing any good for the homes energy efficiency. Having a home that has an attic that doesn't have well preforming insulation can run your monthly utility bills up a pretty penny. This homeowner wanted a space that could be used for storage but also efficient and doing its job. We installed blow-in insulation over most of the attic, raising the R Value up to 60 from the previous next to nothing value it had before. Blown in insulation offers more uniform and thorough coverage than typical fiberglass batts. We left some space un-insulated for storage purposes. This room is much more attractive looking and doubles as a storage haven and will now be one of the most energy efficient rooms in the house! This homeowner couldn't be happier with their new space!
This Heritage Village home had little to no insulation in the attic which made the summers hot, and the winters cold. The homeowners called us and we made all their worries go away. We took out the old insulation and replaced it with a more effective insulation our expert blown insulation. Our insulation can usually be installed over existing attic insulation, as long as the existing insulation is in good condition. BEFORE installing new attic insulation, it’s critical to seal energy-wasting air leaks between the attic space and the living space below. Insulation slows heat transfer, but will not stop conditioned air from leaking into the attic; that’s why air sealing is always done along with an insulation upgrade. A skilled energy improvement contractor has the know-how to find and seal air leaks using a variety of materials and techniques.
Cellulose insulation is often used in attics because it can be installed quickly and effectively with blowing equipment. Cellullose is super-green: It’s made from recycled newspapers and treated for resistance to fire, mold and insects.