When our home comfort specialist arrived at a home in Malverne, NY it was easy to see a poorly insulated knee wall was causing comfort concerns. A knee wall space is created when a finished room is built within a sloped roof. When this area isn’t properly insulated it results in the upper level, the ceiling of the lower level, and the knee wall to be very cold in winter and hot in the summer. The knee wall is then not suitable for storage. Triple H added baffles in each rafter bay to ensure proper airflow before adding the insulation. Then they added fiberglass insulation before covering it with SilverGlo foam board insulation. SilverGlo is installed under the rafters up to the knee wall and sealed at the top with foam sealant. After the installation, inside air can’t get out of the house through the knee wall space and outside air can’t get in. Now with the knee wall properly insulated there should be significantly warmer upstairs in the winter and cooler in the summer, as well as less drafts throughout the home.
This home in Hempstead, NY had an attic that wasn’t properly insulated resulting in the home having cold, drafty rooms, cold floors, and was harder to heat and keep comfortable. This results in having higher fuel and electric bills since you’re trying so hard to keep your house comfortable. Triple H added 14” blown in cellulose to the attic space after air sealing all the air leaks. We also added a catwalk to the air handler. Now this home should be warmer, less drafty, noticeably more comfortable all around, with lower fuel and electric bills.
Triple H went to this home in Farmingdale, NY and installed new insulation in the attic. They started by air sealing they entire attic so there’s no air leaks in the home. Adding insulation in an attic without sealing all air leaks first should never be done, because you are burying air leaks and making them impossible to seal later, and insulation doesn’t stop air leaks. The team then blew in 10” of cellulose insulation into the attic space, reaching the optimum R-value that you should have in your attic (R-49). Blown insulation fills all gaps and odd shaped voids. Now this home will be warmer, less drafty, more comfortable and even more energy efficient.
A homeowner in Brentwood, NY was experiencing an uncomfortable home year-round and was finding it difficult to try to make in more comfortable. After an evaluation it was determined that the insulation in their attic was old and needed to be replaced. Triple H went in and removed the old insulation, and before adding the new insulation they air sealed the whole attic to prevent air leakages. After that was done, they blew in 14” of cellulose insulation. As well as added a catwalk to a storage area for easy access. Now this homeowner should be able to easily keep his home comfortable, as well as enjoy the lower fuel and electric bills.