Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Insulation

So today's picture is off a large sub area in a 70's hillside home. Owner had been complaining about high energy bills and wasn't sure if the home was insulated in the attic and or sub areas. As you can see from the picture, it was sort of insulated...

Not only do we need insulation but we need it to be intact, installed correctly and functioning as originally designed by the OEM, (Original Equipment Manufacturer). This particular home has approximately 2500'sf of sub area with most the the insulation either missing, out of position or damaged from rodent debris and or water.

We must also ensure that the combustible vapor barrier not be left exposed. The barrier must face the living area of the structure and installed in a manner to ensure fire safety. Again always refer to the OEM safety installation instructions.

Remember, always use licensed contractors when working on your property, pull those permits when required and when in doubt, error on the side of safety.

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