Xtreme Exteriors Insulation Services
The Importance of Good Insulation + Proper Ventilation
On average, 50% to 70% of a homes household energy goes into heating and cooling. By installing the right levels of insulation and ventilation you can expect to:
Save money and our nations limited energy resources.
Make your home more comfortable by helping to maintain a uniform temperature throughout the house.
Make walls, ceilings, and floors warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
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.
Your Homes 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. At Xtreme Exteriors, our objective is to provide your home with both the right levels of insulation coupled with a balanced attic.
Before We Begin Your Home Insulation Project, We Carefully Inspect for the Following:
Ventilation: Intake venting, exhaust venting and bathroom exhaust venting.
The current insulation depth in your home, insulation coverage, and levels of consistency.
The conditioned space leaks into your attic from mechanical by-passes, such as electrical wiring, satellite wiring,
Framing: If you have original framing that is causing an inability to adequately insulate certain spaces in your attic.
The elevation of your home to the sun and/or northern exposures, i.e. is your home on a hill or down in a valley;
Soffit chutes: Check their width, length and make up, i.e. foam, cardboard, other materials, or none at all!
Other factors, such as windows, fish tanks, the use of humidifiers and dehumidifiers.
Trouble shooting other problems, such as moisture build-up, heat and cold issues, odors, animal intrusion
What Goes into Your Home Insulation Project?
Properly seal around elements that go through the top floor and ceiling into the attic and seal around elements on the
Properly seal partition walls and top plate.
Properly install new 22 x 6 long rigid foam soffit chutes. (Remove old soffit chutes, if they are existing.)
Install wind wash under chutes to keep new insulation out of soffits ~ this prevents wind from blowing into soffit and blowing
Carefully blow insulation into the attic (We have seen many homes that have a blow back void under soffit chutes due to
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, energy efficient home throughout the year, give Xtreme Exteriors a call at 763.441.1334. Were here to answer any questions you might have and will happily provide you free inspections and estimates.
Offices: 7722 289th Avenue NE, North Branch, MN 55056 1600 99th Lane NE, Minneapolis, MN 55449
Working In Your Community. Serving All of Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.
Phone: 763.441.1334 Toll Free: 877.441.1334 Fax: 763.441.1699 MN License: BC362463 WI License: 962215
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