How to Beat the Germantown, Md Summer Heat
Comfort and even temperatures on all floors can happen on hot summer days!
Take a look at an attic this is healthy compared to one that is not
Healthy Germantown, MD Attic Vs. Unhealthy Germantown, MD Attic
Effective Insulation is Two Parts
Most insulation (with the exception of spray foam and rigid foam board) does not stop air flow. The most cost effective insulation solutions for a house in Germantown Maryland requires a separate air barrier or "skin" 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, with all holes and cracks fully sealed, and it must be perfectly aligned with the insulation.
As a general rule, warm air moves towards cold air. Insulation slows the movement of the heat way down when the thickness is at R-49. Air sealing keeps humidity out of the home in the summer, particuarly in the basement areas. Air sealing also acts as another line of defense against heat from the attic.
Air Sealing & Insulation Go Hand in Hand for Comfortable Homes in Germantown, MD
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Beating the summer heat means
adding air sealing and insulation.