Everyone has a specialty but often times we must crossover to other subjects or specialty trades and learn enough to feel "in control". If you are building a new home or having an addition built there can be ton of information to interpret. Don't let properly insulating the envelope of your new Maryland home get lost in the shuffle. Get a third party opinion that can work with you and your builder to get it right.
Whether it is to check existing insulation conditions in a home (typically not included in a home inspection), or to make sure that all connections to the outside are sealed before any finishing work is complete in a new construction project, a certified Building Analyst (BA) can evaluate uncontrolled air leakage into and out of a home and identify heating and cooling problems that lead to high bills and uncomfortable living spaces.
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A great first step to deciding if we are a good fit for what you need is to set up an initial phone consultation. Phone consultations usually take about fifteen minutes and they provide an opportunity to determine if a consultation framework can be established that will ultimately provide a benefit to the homeowner based on their individual needs. If yes, a formal proposal will be written and an initial visit can be set, if necessary.
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Thermal Boundary Evaluation
What type of insulation should you use for the Maryland climate? What type of insulation do you currently have? What is your current insulation R-value? Should you get rid of existing insulation and start with a clean attic floor?
The thermal boundary of a Maryland home can be defined as the place in which the inside of the house (conditioned space) is separated from the outside of the house (unconditioned space). The thermal boundary investigation requires looking at all six sides of of the separation points (top, bottom, back, front, left and right). The thermal boundary can also be described as the "envelope" of the home with the difference being the thermal boundary is actually the insulation in place to make the home more efficient and comfortable.
We can evaluate your current insulation at all six sides and tell you what you currently have and what you currently need to be up to standard in the State of Maryland.
Air Leakage Testing
Air sealing a house is one of the most important home improvement measures a homeowner can take to increase energy efficiency as well as comfort around the entire home. Air leakage testing can be performed for the following reasons in Maryland:
Hometrust Remodeling - About Us
Since 2006, our team has conducted over five thousand in-home evaluations for Maryland homeowners including in-depth home energy audits, replacement window consultations and siding estimates.
We are licensed in Maryland and we are certified Building Analysts through the Building Performance Institute so we can evaluate uncontrolled air leakage into and out of a home and identify heating and cooling problems that lead to high bills and uncomfortable living spaces.
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