Controlling Air Leaks Just Got Easier with SkyFlex

Controlling air leaks is an important part of any home energy upgrade. Properly air sealing a home, combined with the right level of insulation, can dramatically reduce your energy bills.

Controlling air leaks is an important part of any home energy upgrade. Properly air sealing a home, combined with the right level of insulation, can dramatically reduce your energy bills.

Air leaks are often sealed with spray foam insulation or a similar product. There are other great air barrier options that reduce air leaks and reduce heat transfer, making insulation more effective. Our team uses SkyFlex air barrier on many projects, with great results.

SkyFlex air barrier is designed for use in residential building applications as well as for commercial use. It’s strong and flexible, made of two layers of aluminum foil laminated to a layer of woven polyethylene. SkyFlex’s exterior layers reduce radiant heat transfer in enclosed air spaces in building cavities like crawl spaces, knee walls and other similar spaces.

In addition to being an air barrier, SkyFlex also works as an insulating layer, adding R-Value to building envelope.

For more about SkyFlex click here to download the brochure, or visit the SkyFlex website.

Griffith named Chair of Efficiency First Maryland

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Michelle Griffith of DeVere Insulation Home Performance has been named Chair of the Maryland chapter of Efficiency First.

Efficiency First is the national association for the home performance industry.  Efficiency First supports home performance companies and its members in several ways: providing an impactful voice in Washington, giving access to new educational and networking opportunities, and extending discounts on products and services.

Michelle Griffith recently served as Vice Chair of the Maryland chapter. Efficiency First has state and local chapters across the United States.

Save Money and Increase Comfort with an Energy Audit!

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An energy audit is the first step – and arguably the most important step – to analyze and improve the energy efficiency of your home.

Here is why: Rather than focusing on a single problem (the heating or cooling system, insulation or ventilation), an energy audit looks at the home as one system. Audit results can quickly pinpoint the most energy-efficient improvements for your home.

Understanding the specific conditions that affect your home’s energy usage helps contractors make necessary adjustments. This is all so that you can enjoy the benefits that include:

Reduced energy bills. One look at your monthly energy bill and you’ll notice your home’s increased efficiency! Most improvements pay for themselves shortly after they are made through monthly energy savings – and energy upgrades can increase your home’s resale value!

Increased comfort. Air leaks exist throughout most homes – you’ll notice them as drafts and inconsistent temperatures. When air leaks are identified, they can be sealed which improves your home’s comfort.

Better indoor air quality. Air leaks allow outdoor pollutants to infiltrate your home. Sealing leaks can keep pollutants from affecting your home’s indoor air quality. Additionally, an audit can recommend ventilation improvements to your home which further offers further benefits.

Environmental benefit. Implementing the recommendations that come from an audit will reduce your home’s energy consumption. This will reduce your carbon footprint and your home’s impact on the environment.

Ready to schedule a home energy audit? Call us today!