Xtreme Exteriors Insulation Services
The Importance of Good Insulation
On average, 50% to 70% of a homes household energy goes into heating and cooling. By installing the right levels of insulation
Save money and our nations limited energy resources.
Make your home more comfortable by helping to maintain a
Make walls, ceilings, and floors warmer in the winter and cooler
What is R-Value?
You may have heard the term R-value as it relates to insulation, but what does it mean? Insulation is rated in terms of thermal resistance, called R-value, which indicates the resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness. The R-value of thermal insulation depends on the type of material, its thickness, and its density. In calculating the R-value of a multi-layered installation, the R-values of the individual layers are added. Xtreme Exteriors can inspect the R-value you currently have in your home and make recommendations that will improve your homes R-value.
Before Xtreme Exteriors Begins an Insulation Project, We Carefully Inspect for the Following:
Intake venting, exhaust venting and bathroom exhaust venting.
The current insulation depth in your home, insulation coverage,
The conditioned space leaks into your attic from mechanical
If you have original framing that is causing an inability to
The elevation of your home to the sun and/or northern
Soffit chutes: check their width, length and make up, i.e. foam,
Other factors, such as windows, fish tanks, the use of humidifiers and dehumidifiers.
Trouble shooting other problems, such as moisture build-up,
What Goes into an Insulation Project?
Our experience has taught us that a well balanced attic with equal amounts of air intake and exhaust is just as important, if not more important than simply adding insulation. Xtreme Exteriors looks to provide both the right levels of insulation coupled with a balanced attic.
Properly seal around elements that go through the top floor
Properly seal partition walls and top plate.
Properly install new 22 x 6 long rigid foam soffit chutes.
Install wind wash under chutes to keep new insulation out of
Carefully blow insulation under soffit chutes (We have seen
Insulate access hatch lid.
Install weather-strip around access hatch frame.
If you are experiencing elevated home heating and cooling bills and/or would like to have a more comfortable home throughout the year, give Xtreme Exteriors a call at 763.441.1334. We happily provide free inspections and estimates.
Offices: 7722 289th Avenue NE, North Branch, MN 55056 1600 99th Lane NE, Minneapolis, MN 55449
Phone: 763.441.1334 Toll Free: 877.441.1334 Fax: 763.441.1699 MN License: BC362463 WI License: 962215
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