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Saturday, January 29 2022
Foxridge Attic Insulation All Wrong in Randallstown MD

Foxridge Community
Randallstown MD 21133

It is bad enough that most of us live in houses that are older and the insulation is probably the original which generally means it is not enough compared to today's standards.

A BGE energy audit in the Randallstown Foxridge Community reminded me that in some cases, the insulation has been installed incorrectly leaving the homeowner in a tough situation and with absolutely no protection in key places.

Foxridge Community in Randallstown Maryland

That is right, there are likely many in the community that are suffering from high energy bills and getting very little comfort in return because of this BIG problem!

Insulation has one main job: to keep your warm air inside during the cold months and it keep the hot air out in the summer months. In order to do so, it must be installed correctly.

If a drywall ceiling has no insulation in the winter, you can be sure that the house will be drafty and hard to keep comfortable because the heat will pass right through and out. Guess what happens when the warm air leaves?  It brings cold air in!! 

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Often times the insulation crews that do the work after the house is built don't know any better and they follow the wrong pathway to keep your house tight.

This happens mostly in the houses that have kneewalls due to high sloped ceilings in the master bedroom and the large skylights and lower ceilings in the closets and bathrooms because it can get super complicated up there.

Incorrectly Installed Insulation- Townhouse Knee Walls


Get a birds eye view of the problem by watching the attic video summary below.


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