Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Attic Air Sealing

attic being air sealed Air sealing prevents airflow between a home and the attic. Proper air sealing helps heated and cooled air stay inside the home by closing the gaps that leak air. Think of air sealing like closing a window before running air conditioning – why condition the interior air if you are going to let it sneak out through a gap in your home’s envelope?

Beyond leaks that can be easily spotted, your home may have many other holes in its envelope that can’t be easily seen. These air leaks are found around light boxes, plumbing stacks, soffit drops, basement box sills and more.

Want your home to have premium air sealing? We recommend air sealing top plates. The top plate (also known as the upper wall plate or ceiling plate) isn’t something that can be seen in an existing home. Air sealing top plates reduces air transfer from conditioned living space to unconditioned attic space. This can be done from the attic in an existing home or during a remodeling project.

Wondering how your home (and wallet) can benefit from air sealing? Learn more here or contact us to schedule your free estimate

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