Before Retro-Fitting Attic
The vast majority of existing homes in the world are insulated with a air-use insulator. The problem is that the forces working against the envelope of the building are much more powerful and diverse than the air use insulator can control. It takes just a couple of hours for the radiant heat from the attic to build to 140 degrees and go completely through the R-30 and start heating up your house and running up you power bill, most especially if your HVAC system and ducts are in the attic. When the sun goes down and your house should be cooling off the air-use insulator is holding the heat in and therefore not allowing the house cool off for several hours.
After Retro-Fitting Attic
In retro fitting an existing home you must look first at where your money will be most well spent. The roof area of a house consumes as much as 50% of the energy needed to heat and cool a home. The crawl space of a home can consume up to 30% and the walls, windows and doors the balance. By spraying closed cell polyurethane foam against the roof deck of the building you will stop all the radiant energy from entering the structure. If there is no radiant energy the is no expanding air mass. If there is no expanding air mass you do not need vents. By eliminating the vents, you have now stopped your heat rise loss in the winter months.
The average home without spray foam showing conventional air leak issues
Of all the many benefits you will receive by using spray foam in your home this may be the most important. By using spray foam, a product that can actually seal the air leaks around windows, doors, attics, and floors you have just significantly improved the indoor air quality of your home.
Sealed house with spray foam showing conventional air leaks solved
Spray foam offers a multiple solution as it performs very well as both an insulation barrier and an air barrier. Further, spray foam is the very best insulation and air barrier that money can buy. The U.S. EPA Energy Star Programs latest estimate shows that by adding spray foam and sealing air leaks, you can save as much as 20 to 30 percent of your monthly heating and cooling costs. The U.S. Department of Energy also estimates that above 50% of the energy use in a home goes toward heating and cooling. Since the HVAC system (or systems) in your home directly effects your monthly utility bills, spray foam can reduce the load on your HVAC system and thus reduce your energy use. Actually, new home builders can reduce their overall tonnage of HVAC by a third by using spray foam as an exterior thermal insulation barrier.
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Steven Hobbs and Neil Highfield have served Chattanooga and East Tennessee for many years and are committed to helping you reduce energy use and significantly impact your power bills.
We Are Professionals
Whether you are building a new home or have an existing one, using spray foam to insulate your home requires a much higher degree of skill to install correctly than installing ordinary insulation. Attention to detail is necessary to ensure proper applied thickness and close monitoring of mixing is necessary to guarantee proper formulation.
When spray foam is to be used in a retrofit area, it may be necessary to use a plastic cover in adjoining areas to prevent any overspray from staining or damaging finishes or furnishings.
All of this means that the installing professionals need to be trained to a level never before seen in the insulation industry.
This requires that they must have knowledge not just of the fundamentals of spray foam insulation but also of the science of building envelopes, air infiltration prevention measures, equipment operation, maintenance and repair and, most important, customer service and support.
ALL of the Spray Foam Professionals we send to your home will have this training!
We Fix Our Mistakes
Any company doing even a small volume of business must deal with accidents and mistakes. Proper training keeps the number of mistakes down to the lowest possible level. Still, when accidents or mistakes happen, and they will, it's how we address them that matters to you, our customers.
We recognize that all of our employees are human, capable of errors and that accidents will happen. When they do, our goal is to tell you about them first, before you find them and tell us later. Our pledge to you is that we will do whatever it takes to fix our mistakes immediately, not next week, month or year!
We Care About You
First and foremost, we care about your safety and the security of your home. We will, at all times, operate our equipment safely and responsibly. We will, at all times treat you and your home with respect and care.
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Every company out there wants your money. We want much more than that. We want to earn your respect by doing your work so well done that you will refer us to your friends and neighbors. We want your business!
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