The homeowner explained that he just had a wood burning stove installed in his home and he would like to have his insulation upgraded because it seems that his house doesn't retain the heat once heated and his house is always really hot during the summer months. The symptoms of the problem were high inside temperatures during the summer months and cold inside temperatures during the winter months. The problems was caused by lacking a proper thermal insulation boundary on the attic floor. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because energy costs are only going to increase and he wanted to be ahead of the game making sure that his home would be energy efficient and retain the hot/cold air he was paying for to make his home comfortable. The homeowner's biggest concern with the problem was that his home would not retain the warm air that he is paying to keep the house warm during the winter months.
The homeowner chose our company because we were the only company that would remove his current insulation on the attic floor. Our solution was to remove all of the fiberglass batt insulation from the attic floor, Air seal all of the penetrations on the attic floor (Top Plates, Wire/Pipe penetrations ect.), cover the kitchen drop soffits and the shower ceiling drop soffit, seal chimney chase and wrap chimney stack with rockwool wrap, Treat mold staining on one side of the attic, air seal and insulate the hatch cover and then insulate the attic floor to an Energy Star rated R49 R-Value. One of the challenges that we faced during the installation process was the pitch of the roof made it difficult to get into the eaves of the attic for air sealing the exterior top plates. We used Mold X2 Products, Fire Caulk, EZ roll rockwool wrap, Rockwool board, Owens corning Foam board, SilverGlo, Weather-stripping, Adhesive, DuroVent Venting Baffles, ZypFoam and TruSoft Cellulose. The homeowner now has a clean, healthy attic and the attic floor has been insulated to an Energy Star Rated R-Value that is now retaining the heat and making the home more energy efficient and comfortable.