Air Sealing for
Comfort & Efficiency
is Half the Battle
Every gap in a home’s exterior surfaces, from around windows and doors to piping and light fixtures, is an opportunity for air to sneak in and out. If left unrestricted, they typically combine to allow more air in than an open window.
On a hot summer day or frigid winter night, an open window is the last thing anyone wants. It’s time to close that window.
Why Air Seal Your Home?
- Comfort: It’s a joy to walk into a nice cozy home, and makes bad days worse when it’s not. It’s your home; you should be comfortable in it.
- Efficiency: Leaky homes are like running the heater with a window open. Proper sealing can markedly reduce heating/cooling bills and lower the building’s carbon footprint.
- Air Quality: There’s always some air moving in and out of buildings. That air passes through dusty areas like wall cavities and behind window trim. As more air flows through these areas, more dust gets pulled inside.
FAQs for Air Sealing
Does Insulation Type Matter?
The type of insulation partially determines the speed, and therefore cost, at which insulation removal companies can work. However, other factors play a much larger role in project scope than the type of insulation. For example, accessibility issues and debris can drastically slow the process.
Do you remove Asbestos?
We do not, though we can identify it. Asbestos removal requires specialized and costly equipment, and we have chosen to invest our resources in other services and cost-reducing processes.
If you suspect asbestos, do not disturb it as the airborne dust particles are hazardous. Contact an expert immediately.
Can You Insulate Over Old Insulation?
Some insulation companies will always recommend full replacement. However, we utilize the existing insulation when possible to reduce both costs and total waste that’s sent to landfills around Madison. If your current insulation isn’t overly aged or damaged, we likely have methods to extend its life without compromising total insulation quality.
How Long Does Insulation Removal Take?
Usually 1-2 Days
A typical house attic will take 1 to 2 days to pull out existing insulation. Debris, hardened insulation, and tight spaces cause the most delays.
Keep in mind that this is a difficult and physically demanding task. The process always takes longer than many people expect.
How Much Does Insulation Removal Cost?
That Varies Wildly
Because site specific factors have so much impact on the pace of removal, any figures we offer without seeing the area first are likely to be wildly misleading. This is one of the many reasons why we offer free estimates. It’s also why we work hard to extend the life of existing insulation rather than replace it.
Do You Replace the Removed Insulation?
Generally speaking, we either replace the removed insulation the same or next day.
In some cases, we’ll remove the insulation and schedule a later date to install the new insulation. This typically occurs during renovation projects.
State Rebates & Incentives
Many (though not all) Wisconsin insulation projects are eligible for hundreds of dollars in rebates through the state’s Department of Energy. We typically capture at least 1 rebate per week for our clients.
We are certified to implement these rebates and complete nearly all the paperwork for you. We even instantly discount the rebate from your invoice, so you’re not left waiting for the rebate check to arrive.
Know YOUR Numbers
Planning with general numbers often leads to inaccurate estimations and budgets. That’s one of the many reasons we offer free estimates. Whether you need a quick fix or are planning for work next year, work with actual numbers specific to you.