Insulation & Air Sealing
For Rochester homeowners who are looking to boost home performance, there are few upgrades that compare with insulation in terms of overall impact. Like a warm, comfortable sweater for your home, insulation plays a major role in stopping the transfer of warm and cool air to and from the home. Many people believe that it’s only necessary during the winter months, but the fact is that insulation is just as important during the summer, when your AC unit is running constantly throughout the day.
At Wise Home Energy, we offer high-performance spray foam insulation to help boost your home’s comfort and efficiency.
Spray Foam Insulation and Your Home.
Spray foam is one of the most popular types of insulation on the market, and for good reason. The insulation comes in two varieties, closed-cell and open-cell. Closed-cell spray foam insulation has an R-value (or thermal resistance) of R-6.5 per inch, which means it’s a bit more efficient than the open-cell alternative. Spray foam is applied in liquid form, which makes it a versatile material that can be applied to even the most hard-to-reach areas within the home. Once the material hardens, it also works well for air sealing, since it effectively fills and blocks tiny cracks and gaps that allow unwanted airflow to occur within the home.
When properly applied and combined with air sealing techniques, spray foam can make a world of difference in terms of indoor comfort and energy efficiency.
Insulation “Problem Areas”
Did you know that around 90% of homes in America are under-insulated? This leads to home performance issues across the board, as well as uncomfortable drafts and reduced systems life. Some areas of the home are notorious for energy loss and must be focused on when beefing up insulation, including:
Focus on insulating these areas, and issues with energy loss can be markedly reduced.
Wise Home Energy Can Help
At Wise Home Energy, we know the power of insulation as a home performance upgrade, and have extensive experience in installation. Our knowledgeable team of building science professionals has the experience it takes to apply spray foam and other types of insulation to practically any areas within the home. We’ll develop a plan to boost home performance that fits your budget and needs.