We've all smelled it, sensed it, felt it. It's palatable. We're talking about a damp basement or crawlspace, high moisture levels and vulnerable to mold, pests and decay. The odor is typically caused by the rise in mold spores in the space due to the higher moisture content. Buildings can handle a degree of moisture before they become overloaded but [...]
The attic is prepped before the cellulose is used. Attic insulation is the hat that keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It's more than just a cost per square foot. The attic needs to be properly prepared before the insulation can be blown-in. Detailing light fixtures, wire penetrations, pipe chases, stairwell openings, [...]
Here's a sample of a MicroGuard installed on a section of strap hung gutter. Most of us have seen the variety of gutter protection devices that clearly don't work - they're bent up and coming loose on top of the gutter. Or even better evidence - something growing out of the gutter! We've got a great option [...]
Fixing the rim joist can improve your house's condition. Image courtesy of EnergyStar.gov You're sitting on it. Your rim joist, this is the the part of your house where the floor joists sit on the foundation walls. Typically you can see this area in your basement when you look up. Case studies* have seen energy savings up to [...]
Does your grandma usually tell you to zip your coat up? She probably yelled more than told but that's good because she was right. Running around without a coat is not good in the winter and living in a house without insulation is also uncomfortable. Older homes were often uninsulated because back then the cost of energy wasn't such a [...]
If you need work done in phases we will be glad to work with you. These pictures from our friends' home in North East, PA are of their third spray foam project! As they remodel an area at a time we've been their insulation partner to help improve the energy efficiency and comfort level a step at a time. We [...]
What Clients Say About Us?
This is to express my appreciation for the excellent job your crew did insulating my 100 year old house with Air Krete last fall. I am extremely pleased with the drastic cut in my heating bill over the past Winter! Also, it is noticeably quieter inside. Your crew was extra careful in removing and replacing the old, brittle shingles, so that almost no damage was done. This was to me, an incredible feat and only accomplished because of the painstaking manner with which you worked. Thanks again for a job well done!
It is our pleasure to write you regarding our energy savings. Not only does our home look better, it is much more comfortable in both winter and summer. Our first summer with our new insulation, windows and doors we only ran our air conditioner three days! As for the heating season, we cut natural gas use by 615 CCF, or 53%. This was a savings not only in natural gas, but also in repairs to our 30 year old boiler was costing us. Oh yes, because we ran the air conditioner less and the boiler ran less our electric bill didn’t go up when our rates increased! All thanks to Bauer Specialty and Keystone HELP.