Let’s Talk About Air Sealing: Part 1
Monday, May 8th, 2017 by Joy Padgett
We’ve heard the term “air sealing” maybe from our utility company or from an energy assessment, but what does air sealing include?
Air sealing actually covers a wide array of areas and building components and is greatly needed in the vast majority of homes and businesses out there. Sealing the sources of leaks and infiltration with caulk, spray foam, weather stripping, etc. will have a great impact on improving your comfort and reducing utility bills.
Some of the areas that need to be air sealed, or at least checked include the following:
- Plumbing and wiring penetrations through floors, walls and ceilings
- Exterior and interior top plates
- Ducts in the attic or crawl space
- Rim or Band Joist
- Chimney penetrations through insulated ceilings and exterior walls
- Attic access hatches, doors and drop-down stairs
- Recessed lights and bath fans in insulated ceilings
- Caulking or weather-stripping around windows and exterior doors
- Holes in drywall or plaster
- Trim around windows and doors; baseboard moldings
- Cantilevered floors
Now, I realize there may be some areas you’re not familiar with so you might not be able to determine if your home or business has air sealing issues in those areas. But, fear not! Weatherization Plus can help!
Weatherization Plus has specially trained professionals to conduct an assessment of your home or business to determine what areas in your home need to be air sealed. What’s even better is that this same company can give you an estimate on having the work done. What’s the absolute best, though, is that this same company actually does the work for you! Weatherization Plus is you one-stop shop for all your home or business air sealing needs!