Many families in Syracuse, Utica, Ithaca, Rome, and Cortland, NY are surprised to learn that even with all the windows and doors tightly closed in their house, air is constantly leaking out of their home through dozens of hidden cracks and gaps. The “stack effect” is a major cause of these air leaks. When cold air infiltrates your cellar through cracks in the foundation and walls, it begins to rise. It flows up through the floors or walls, and into the attic through gaps in your ceiling, recessed lighting, leaky duct work, and furnace or chimney flues. This stack effect causes heat loss in the winter, a significant issue for many upstate New York homes.
Benefits of air sealing:
- Improved Comfort
- Lower Utility Bills
- Reduce workload on HVAC equipment
- Improved Indoor Air Quality
- Increased Durability
At Zerodraft, we focus on air sealing as a key part of our offering, and can significantly increase the efficiency and effectiveness of insulation services. Sealing your home’s outer walls, ceilings, windows, doors and floors can make a huge difference in the comfort and efficiency of your home. Our technicians also look to seal holes in ductwork, attics, basements and crawl spaces, which can also be responsible for air loss in your home.
To insulate and seal your home we use 1 and 2 component polyurethane spray foam insulation and cellulose insulation. We also measure the effectiveness of the insulation using a variety of R-Values.
Before we begin the sealing process, we will schedule a meeting to discuss your home and provide you with specific product information. We work with each homeowner to identify the real issues behind your home’s problems.
Schedule your FREE home evaluation to see if air sealing is right for you. Call us today at 800- 455-9376 for more information.