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Insulation/ Weatherproofing

Caring for your home’s structure, comfort and energy costs are important reasons to make sure your home is properly insulated and weatherproofed. Sealing your home prevents heating and cooling loss, prevents pests from entering your home, reduces noise and keeps out pollen. There are various ways to seal your home both before you move in and after.

Fiberglass Insulation

Fiberglass insulation is popular for the ease of installation and cost. It can be used in attics, roofs, ceilings, basements and behind the walls of your home. Fiberglass comes in blanket form or loose-fill. Its heat resistance is measured with an R value. It offers affordability and flexibility.

Foam Sheet Insulation

Foam insulation sheets come in standard sizes and thicknesses. It typically has a higher R value than fiberglass insulation. It provides good resistance to moisture and is easy to install. For use in moisture prone areas consider foam sheet insulation in areas such as exterior walls, basements and before house wrap is applied.

Vapor Barriers

Vapor barriers are another way to protect your home from moisture. They are typically a foil or plastic sheet applied to prevent some moisture from entering the home specifically through the walls, floor or ceiling. No barrier can completely keep out moisture but these materials are known for greatly decreasing the amount.

House Wrap

House wrap is an extra barrier layer added on to of the home’s plywood exterior to help keep out moisture. This synthetic material helps protect the envelope of your home preventing excess moisture form entering the home and creating mold or mildew growth. House wrap increases the energey efficiency of your home while allowing water vapor from inside your home to flow out.

Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping creates a barrier around moveable parts of your home such as doors and windows. It keeps out pests, drafts and moisture. Weatherstripping around doors and windows seals any gaps that may allow elements from the outside to enter your home. It comes in many different, easy to use forms such as strips, slides or foam adhesive.