Getting Results in Newer Homes
In 2010 air sealing became part of the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code. This was the introduction to energy efficient construction for MOST building professionals. This means that air sealing measures were most likely not taken in homes built before the code took affect. A typical result for Effective Home Solutions is a 10% reduction in air leakage after just a few hours of work. Check our our work in some newer homes.
This is looking down at the marriage wall in a new modular home. The two halves of the home were fastened but never sealed. The homeowner was surprised at the amount of air pouring down while we had the blower door running. A couple cans of spray foam got the job done. The air leakage was reduced by 16% in this Hermon home.
The bright spot in the center of this picture is daylight shining through the white vinyl siding due to a void in the framing. It was an easy fix with spray foam. The air leakage was reduced by 19% in this Bangor home.
This is looking up at an attic hatch area, and yes the nasty looking stuff is mold. This house was so tight that we couldn't acheive a significant reduction in air leakage. However, we sealed the attic hatch and helped prevent even bigger problems down the road. We also insulated hot water piping in the basement.