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Attic Insulation Assessments Catonsville, MD

Did you know that most of the homes built in Catonsville, MD are in need of special attention in their attic.  Do not make the mistake of having extra insulation blown into your attic without having a full assessment first.  You will not be as comfortable or save as much money if you do not follow several key steps to sealing your attic first.

If you live in Catonsville, Maryland chances are you need insulation based on the age of your home!

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Energy audits evaluate for the following:


1. Home air leakage points

2. Air sealing opportunities

3. Insulation level & effectiveness

4. Temperature variances on different floors


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Regardless of which material and application was used in houses built in Catonsville, Maryland, insulation is not fully effective unless it is installed properly. Insulation works because it incorporates air pockets that slows the conduction of heat. This resistance to heat flow is measured by the R-value of the material.  However, most insulation in an Catonsville, MD home attic does not stop air flow.  Thus, for most insulation to be effective in a house in Catonsville, a separate air barrier or skin is needed to stop the flow of air. For the air barrier itself to be effective, it must be contiguous and continuous across the entire building envelope and it must be perfectly aligned with the insulation. 

Comfort in both winter and summer is related to four factors in Catonsville, Maryland:

1. Air temperature
2. Relative humidity
3. Radiant temperature
4. Air movement
  
For every cubic foot of air that enters a cubic foot leaves, taking the heating or cooling energy with it.  If air sealing is missing at the attic floor in a Catonsville, MD house then it is likely to function less efficiently and be uncomfortable.  For most insulation to be effective air sealing is needed to stop the flow of air. Most Catonsville attics are insulated to between. R-10-30 (5-15") and there is no air sealing.  Increasing the R-value to 49 as recommended for the Catonsville, MD area will improve comfort and efficiency.  Any attic access point to the attic such as a push up hatch should be treated by sealing and insulating. Recessed lights should be covered and sealed at the attic floor prior to adding insulation.  Baffles should be extended/added where necessary to maintain attic ventilation for the climate in Catonsville, MD.

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Baltimore County Maryland homes suffer from a principle of physics where pressure forces warm air to escape into the attic while cold air gets pulled in at the basement level.

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If your attic looks like this in Catonsville, MD you need insulation!

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Air sealing should be performed prior to adding insulation to the attic floor.  Get an inspection today to determine what your attic needs.

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