During summertime, an attic without proper ventilation can keep the heat created by the sunspot on the roof and also the heat that rises from the rest of your home. Excessive heat pushed down into your living space raises both your interior climate and utility bills.
So Mrs. Develter contacted Systèmes Éconergie because she felt that her attic was not well insulated. Actually following our free inspection, there were only 6 in of insulation. Lack of insulation in the attic causes heated or cooled air to escape faster, hence higher energy costs.
The problem of excessive heat also costs you in less obvious ways. For example, an overworked air conditioner that works double duty to counteract excessive heat and cool your living space often requires more frequent repairs and replacements.
Minimize excessive heat by checking your cooling equipment along with a regular attic inspection
To solve our client's problem, our experts first removed the old insulation to seal the joints with our polyurethane foam to eliminate air leaks. They insulated the metal chimney by sealing the stump with metal flashing, caulking and wrapping it with Rock Wool, adding ventilation batts, and finally, blown-in 16” of cellulose fibers.
Problem: poorly insulated attic
Solution: Rock wool and cellulose fibers