The homeowner explained that he had a gas heater installed in the garage to prevent the exposed pipes from freezing within the garage. His problems was that the garage attic floor has no insulation on it causing all of the heat in his garage that he's paying for to radiate towards the attic and leave very quickly causing the heater to run constantly to make up for the heat continually being lost. The symptoms of the problem were high energy gas bills. The problem was caused by having no insulation on the attic floor while trying to retain the heat in the garage to keep the pipes from freezing. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because the heater he had installed in his garage to prevent the pipes from freezing would just run constantly and his garage would not retain the heat he was paying for. The homeowner's biggest concern with the problem was that he was spending more money than necessary to heat his garage since all the heat would be lost to the attic.
The homeowner chose our company because we are a locally owned company and he found us in the local Marketeer magazine giving him a $200 coupon on insulation installation. Our solution was to air seal all the penetrations on the attic floor, Install baffles into the soffits to ensure proper unrestricted airflow, air seal and insulate the attic floor to an R49 R-value. The only challenge that we faced during the installation process was the slope of the driveway was too steep for out insulation truck to make it up so we had to park our truck at the bottom and bring all the supplies up to the garage. We used TruSoft Venting Baffles, Weather-stripping, Adhesive, 4" SilverGlo, Owens Corning Foam Board, ZypFoam, TruSoft Cellulose. The homeowner now has R49 R-Value Energy Star rated insulated garage attic floor that will now retain the heat in the garage much longer causing his energy consumption and bills to go down.