- Blown-in insulaiton. Dust-free, formaldehyde-free, no-itch fiberglass by Johns Manville
attics, doors, windows, walls, door sweeps, crawl spaces, rim plates, ducts and holes
- Blown-in insulation in exterior walls. Cellulose or fiberglass all green materials
- Fire-stopping on penetrations in floor/ceiling/wall from plumbing/electrical holes
- Air infiltration, foam/caulk-windows, walls, ceilings, floors, electrical boxes
- Weatherization, air sealing and weather stripping:
- Ventilation including baffles, electric vents and solar powered vents
- Hot water tank insulation
- Garage door insulation
- Basement wrap insulation
- Gable vents installation
- Existing insulation removal
- Model energy checks, State of Ohio certification
|Recommended R-Value Levels of Insulation
The US Department of Energy and Energy Star recommend the following R-Values by zone. R-Value is a measure of insulation’s ability to resist
heat traveling through it. The higher the R-Value the better the thermal performance of the insulation.
Reduce summer heat gain and winter heat loss, and help lower heating and cooling costs, by installing Radiant Barrier.
Radiant Barrier is a reflective insulation system that offers a permanent way to reduce energy costs. The insulation systems reflect
radiant heat energy instead of trying to absorb it. A radiant barrier insulation system is a layer of metalized film facing an airspace and is
installed in the attic areas of homes and commercial buildings.
How Radiant Barrier Works
Radiant Barrier blocks 97% of the suns radiant heat by reflecting them back. In winter, it reflects back the heat from heated living areas.
Energy savings have been from 10% to 39% in independent studies. Radiant Barrier works so well it is required by code in some states.
HOWEVER, RADIANT BARRIER ALONE IS NOT THE TOTAL ANSWER TO INSULATE YOUR ATTIC. THE PROPER AMOUNT OF
INSULATION ON THE ATTIC FLOOR. R-49 is recommended by the Dept. of Energy for the Southern OH – Northern KY areas, as well as
air sealing bi-passes (air leaks into the attic from the home-electric boxes, plumbing chases, etc.) are essential to controlling energy