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12 Signs You Need an Attic Inspection ASAP

If you ask yourself any of the following questions, take a look in your attic or crawlspace today!

Why is it so hot upstairs in the summer?
Why is the basement so damp in the summer?
Why is it so cold in my basement in winter?
Why is the floor in my sunroom so cold?
Why is my home so drafty?

It might surprise you to learn that an effective insulation retrofit project in the attic of a Maryland home is not as simple as adding insulation to what is there already and expecting results.  As it turns out there are several important common issues that need to be addressed if you hope to achieve energy efficiency and comfort for your Maryland home. 

Working with a company that uses a building science approach to adding insulation can be highly beneficial.  Hometrust Remodeling is licensed with the MHIC and we are certified with the Building Performance Institute so we have key best practices in place to properly uncover and diagnose issues we encounter in all Maryland homes.  In addition to knowing and using proven methods of tightening up a house, a big part of the solution is to educate you about your home and how all of it's parts work together.

Building science can help guide you to make informed decisions.  Analyzing how heat, air and moisture move inside a house by forces of energy is key to successfully improving home comfort, efficiency and indoor air quality.

We specialize our service in Maryland by learning about the construction style of houses that are built in the area.  

What can you do?

Get a BGE Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Audit

An evaluation of the thermal and pressure boundary is a key to getting started on the right track. This evaluation includes assessing the following areas:

  • Attic Insulation
  • Basement
  • Crawl Space
  • Wall Insulation
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Air Leakage

An insulation inspection should be ahead of any home improvement project you undertake.  Here is why:

  • HVAC Replacement Sizing
  • Identify Reasons for Comfort Issues
  • Future Remodeling Plans 
  • Easy Draft Fixes
  • Maximize Potential Energy Saving

12 Common Attic Issues

- Look in your Attic Today! 


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Helping You!

*Improve home comfort
Educate you about your home
*Find air leakage in your home
*Improve energy efficiency
*Use science for solutions
*Assess your building's shell
*Help prioritize improvements
*Find the root causes
*Assess insulation levels
*Measure indoor air quality
*Evaluate windows & doors
*Evaluate attic ventilation

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    • Building Analyst Certified
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    Our mission is to help Maryland homeowners create a more comfortable home and save energy. We achieve this by applying building science principles and modern air sealing and insulating techniques.

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