• 3 Ways Air Sealing Improves Your Home

    Posted On: 2/16/2016 2:14 PM

    We’re knee-deep in the dead of winter here in Syracuse, NY, and many homeowners have been complaining to us about drafts recently. There are few things that can affect indoor comfort during the winter like a drafty home, and when the winds start howling, there’s little that can actually be done in the moment to fix the problem. If you’re tired of dealing with drafts, however, there are ways to keep them from making your home a less comfortable place to live, and it all starts with air sealing.


  • Common Sources of Air Leaks

    Posted On: 2/11/2016 3:34 PM

    Did you know heating and cooling costs are the largest energy expense for most homes? These costs account for around 48% of the energy use in a typical US home. Our insulation and air sealing services can save you 40% on your monthly energy bill. Where Is Your Home (Probably) Leaking? In the winter, cold air can leak in near the bottom of the home while warm air escapes near the top--this is the “stack effect.” Here are the key leaky areas: Dropped Soffit Duct Register Attic Hatch R


  • Does Your Contractor Have the Proper Insurance?

    Posted On: 2/5/2016 11:55 AM

    For many homeowners in Albany, NY, choosing the right contractor to work with can be a true challenge. This is especially true for those who are unfamiliar with the home performance industry, which can sometimes cause a fair amount of confusion for people. While there are countless different things that people should look for in a home performance contractor, one of the most important areas to focus on is insurance. Does your contractor have the proper insurance? How do you know for sure? Here


  • Do You Know Who You’re Letting Into Your Home?

    Posted On: 2/3/2016 9:51 AM

    There are a number of difficulties that come along with choosing the right contractor. For many, it comes down to simply not knowing whether or not the contractor or agency of choice actually has the experience and knowledge necessary to make home upgrades. Others, however, have a difficult time allowing people they don’t know to enter their home. This is why background checks are so important. At Zerodraft, we do an extensive background check on all of our employees, so you can receive the top


  • Where is That Draft Coming From?

    Posted On: 1/30/2016 10:32 AM

    The winter chill has stepped in here in Albany, NY, and homeowners are doing everything they can to keep themselves and their families warm and comfortable. For those who are dealing with drafts, knowing how to fix the problem can be difficult. This is especially true when you just can’t seem to tell exactly where a draft is coming from, which is a common issue in many of the older homes that characterize the Albany area. Not sure where that draft is coming from? Our thermographic cameras can s


  • Ice Dam's Explained

    Posted On: 1/26/2016 12:27 PM

    How Does an Ice Dam Form? Hot air escapes through the roof Accumulated snow and ice melts and flows down the roof Water runs down the roof and refreezes in a cooler area Ice builds up on the edges of the roof. The melting snow can't drain off, causing it to leak into your home. Zerodraft is here to help! We'll repair your ice dams AND implement solutions to stop them before they form.


  • What it Means to be a BPI-Certified Insulation Contractor

    Posted On: 1/20/2016 10:00 AM

    Many homeowners in Albany and Syracuse encounter problems that product rebates, non-certified contractors and they themselves can’t solve no matter how much they try. In some cases, attempting to fix a complex home performance issue on one’s own can actually cause more harm than good, inadvertently creating problems with mold, moisture, ice dams, indoor air quality and even combustion appliance backdrafting, which can be extremely dangerous. In this case, you need to have the best on your side—y


  • Bring in the New Year with an Energy Audit!

    Posted On: 12/30/2015 10:48 AM

    The leadup to the new year often brings with it a sense of change. It’s a time to reflect upon what worked in 2015 and what didn’t, and home performance should always be on this list. If something has seemed “off” about your home for a while, now is the time to figure out what’s going on, and the best approach is to perform a home energy audit. What is a Home Energy Audit? In many ways, a home energy audit is akin to a visit to the doctor for an annual checkup, except the focus is on your ho


  • All I Want for The Holidays is a New Furnace

    Posted On: 12/22/2015 9:39 AM

    It’s the Holidays, which means that it is time for fruit cakes and scores of other overdone gift items that typically accompany the season. The spirit of giving is in the air and people are no doubt in the mood to buy for one another, but in addition to getting that special gift for little Susie or that special someone,  how about buying your home a gift that would actually make a difference in the new year? For homeowners from Albany and Troy to Syracuse or Ithaca seeking to stay warm and comfo


  • The Gift That Could Save Your Holiday and Your Winter

    Posted On: 12/15/2015 3:46 PM

    Insulation for your home during the cold winter is a must, which makes the gift of insulation for any Albany family home essential. With Zerodraft’s spray foam and cellulose insulation, you can rest easy in the warmth and comfort of your home through the holiday and winter season. Save on Heating Costs Why pay more to heat your home throughout this long winter when you could save yourself the trouble by gifting top-quality insulation from the most trusted insulation contractor in Albany, Zerod