Gaps and cracks in the attic are an unavoidable part of home ownership. There are several reasons why these spaces form, but every home is subject to the air flow that can occur through these areas. Without proper air sealing, this air leakage will negatively impact your home's energy efficiency and comfort.
Couto Construction can solve these problems in your attic with our complete air sealing services. By identifying problems areas and sealing them, we can eliminate air flow between the living space and the attic, improving your efficiency. If you have issues with high heating and cooling costs or uncomfortable rooms, call us today to get a free estimate on air sealing services for your home! We provide quality air sealing and attic insulation in New Bedford, Dartmouth, Fall River and the surrounding areas.
Before: Recessed can lights such as the one shown here can't have insulation batts covering them by building code. However, leaving them completely exposed allows for significant air flow between the attic and the room below.
After: Sealing around the light with our expanding foam is a safe, effective way to eliminate this air flow. This will prevent conditioned air from escaping to the attic, keeping your home more comfortable and saving you money.
Why does air sealing make such a big difference in your home? Simply put, a lack of air sealing allows too much air flow between the living space and the attic. Here's how it affects your home in different seasons:
The first step of air sealing is testing the attic to identify where the air leaks are. Once we know, we use an expanding foam to seal the areas and prevent air transfer. The result will be a much more efficient and comfortable home because your HVAC system won't need to run as long to get the house to the temperature you want.
The following are common areas where air sealing is required in the attic:
Want to start saving money on your heating and cooling costs while enjoying a more comfortable home? Air sealing is the first step towards improved energy efficiency and comfort, and Couto Construction can provide you with the complete air sealing services you need. Our experts are trained to give you the right solutions for your specific needs to create the best results in your home.
Call Couto Construction today at 1-844-675-6344 or contact us online to get started on air sealing and attic insulation services for your home. We offer free estimates on all our work in New Bedford, Dartmouth, Fall River, Plymouth, Taunton, Middleboro, North Dartmouth, Wareham, Bristol, Somerset and throughout the surrounding areas.