Weatherization is ... air sealing, moisture control, air quality control, and insulation. Do you want to stop leaking money from your home? Weatherization Experts takes a whole house approach to make your home more efficient, comfortable and healthy. We guarantee our work and guarantee to save you money.
Sealing the envelope of your home—outer walls, foundation, doors, ceiling, windows and floors—from air leaks is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to increase comfort and energy efficiency. Air sealing reduces drafts, controls moisture, keeps out pollutants and improves overall comfort. It also provides a more healthful living space.
We use many types of insulation, including spray foam, styrofoam board, fiberglass and cellulose. Each of these has its place in the weatherization of homes, but the most suitable for general use is cellulose.
Cellulose has better energy savings than fiberglass, and better fire resistance. It is the most resistant to mold, rot, insect and rodent infestation. It also is the greenest product available. It is the most cost effective insulation for existing walls and attics.
The effect of moisture damage can be difficult to imagine. To truly understand how your home could be affected, it helps to know that each day, the ground under and around your home releases as much as 19 gallons of water vapor into your crawl spaces and foundation. This can cause rotted joists, sills, and other structural members, blistering exterior paint, and mold. Weatherization helps eliminate moisture at the source through sealing, and eliminates it with proper ventilation.
Air Quality Control
Today's homeowners realize that keeping a home comfortable involves more than just temperature control. The quality of the air you breathe is too important an issue to ignore. Weatherization can help to control the humidity in your home and keep your indoor air clean and fresh. Rising, warm air can draw cool, moist, or possibly moldy air from a building's crawl space or basement too. This is called the smoke-stack effect. Eliminating moisture and reducing air movement from the stack effect with proper sealing helps to improve air quality and comfort for your home