Learn why it's important to air seal and insulate the attic for a comfortable home year-round.
High utility bills and rooms that are too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter are just a few signs that your attic may not be properly insulated. Upgrading attic insulation is a simple, cost-effective way to improve comfort. Having adequate attic insulation can also cut heating and cooling costs by as much as 40 percent.
When you contact Home Environment Solutions for an insulation estimate, we will inspect insulation levels and determine the best insulation solution based on your home's design and your specific needs. We have the experience and tools to install many different insulation materials, including spray foam, blown-in, cellulose, and more.
This Ohio home owner contacted Home Environment Solutions after a leaky roof caused attic mold. You can see the black colored mold growing on the plywood and ceiling joist. Mold lives on and feeds off organic materials like wood. After fixing the roof this homeowner made the right choice by contacting Home Environment Solutions. Our mold removal experts hold the highest levels of certification and have years of experience dealing with situations just like this. Call the professionals when you need the job done right!
Owner Ken B. and his wife called us to inspect their home for mold.
Certified Comfort and Energy Specialist and Certified Mold Inspector and Remediator Mark O. did a full inspection of the home and discovered mold in the attic. In addition, the owners revealed that their home was very uncomfortable. Mark proposed a mold remediation protocol and designed several solutions to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of the home.
Our Certified Mold Remediation team first removed the mold from the attic sheathing that was caused by poor attic insulation.
Foreman Mike Y. and his team air sealed the attic and properly insulated with cellulose insulation to R60 for optimum results. The owners utilized the attic for storage, so a large storage deck was built using SilverGlo foam insulation and plywood.
The end result was a much more comfortable home without attic mold.
This Steubenville OH, home owner contacted Home Environment Solutions because he was experiencing home comfort issues. His upstairs is too hot in the summer and his basement is too cold in the winter. This is a very common complaint we hear at Home Environment Solutions and we were happy to help.
We sent our certified home comfort specialist out to survey the situation and it quickly become apparent what needed done. This homes attic insulation was old and insufficient.
We sent out our professional installation crew to air seal and insulate using TrueSoft Cellulose insulation. This will eliminate their comfort issues and cut there energy bill in half!
Old, batted insulation removed and new, clean cellulose insulation blown in to meet new R-value requirements.
Moldy, dirty, and missing insulation to clean R60 value with Comfort galore!
Sealing air leaks and adding insulation can help:
The attic is typically the biggest source of energy loss in a home. Installing the right amount of insulation and sealing air leaks can make a big difference in your energy bills and comfort.
Insulation levels and thermal performance are measured by R-Value. The higher the R-value, the better the insulation's ability to resist heat flow.
Many homes have as little as 9 in. of attic insulation in regions where the U.S. Department of Energy recommends 16 in. It is recommended that most homes in West Virginia & Pennsylvania have between R-49 and R-60 of attic insulation, depending on the insulation material.
Air sealing is a critical step when insulating an attic because sealing air leaks stops conditioned interior air from leaking into the attic. Air sealing can prevent attic mold and significantly reduce heating and cooling bills. Home Environment Solutions uses a variety of materials and techniques to stop this energy-wasting air leakage.
Be sure to check out our specialized SuperAttic™ System for continuous & airtight coverage.
Contact us today to schedule your home energy audit to identify where your home is in need of insulation and air sealing. Our audit also diagnoses the other energy issues in your home-- which may be the larger factors in your home's high utility bills and discomfort.
Home Environment Solutions' technicians have the knowledge to install a variety of insulation materials, including cellulose and blown-in.
Call 1-844-385-7874 or contact us online to schedule a home energy assessment or an estimate for home insulation in Pittsburgh, Washington, Weirton, and in and around Bethel Park, Wheeling, Steubenville, McKeesport, Cecil, Canonsburg, West Mifflin, and South Park Township.