November 26, 2014

This video from our friends at Go Green Star explains how to insulate a home's walls from the exterior, for improved energy performance and reduced energy bills, with minimum intrusion. We had this done to our home by Home Insulation Company and it has drastically reduced our draft, increased our comfort, as equally as important, the amount of noise from the exterior.

Here is a picture of a row of siding that has been removed. A hole is drilled into the exterior wall. They then insert a tube and at that point they blew cellulose into the wall. This compressed the old and

poorly installed fiberglass batt and now insulation totally fills the cavity. This provides a maximum amount of cavity insulation removing gaps and insulation defects.

After the cavities are filled, the holes are plugged, sealed with new vapor barrier, and the siding is put back on. When the job is done all that was needed was a little touch up paint and the job is complete.

This type of job can be done anytime of the year. We had ours done during one of the coldest days on record and could see an immediate difference in our indoor air temperature, lack of drafts and overall comfort.

Inspect It Right Home Inspection, Michael CarsonThe job did not come without it's challenges and dangers such as our terrier took a keen interest in the control module of the blower unit and fill tubes. He was right beside him waiting for the right opportunity to present itself to jump and take away the conroller.

Getting a home performance test also enabled us to qualify for state incentives through Wisconsin Focus on Energy. So if you are wanting to make insulation improvement to your home, contact us to perform a home performance test to help guide you through the process and make the work you do count.

Testimonials

  • CH. 9/13

    Mike did a great job with my home inspection. He was very thorough and detailed. My wife and I really appreciated his level of detail provided in his reports. We also had a home energy evaluation after we moved in and he found us ways that we could run our home more efficiently. His services were greatly appreciated. CAH 9/13