Homeowners Seal Air Leakage Around Can Lights
Location: Dallas, OR
These Dallas, Oregon homeowners understood how leaky their home was with all the recessed ceiling lights inside their house (see BEFORE photo). Air they were paying to heat/cool was leaking in to the attic around each of their many recessed lights.
To help greatly reduce the leakage, our insulation crew covered each can light with a fire-resistant cover (see AFTER photo). They then held each in place with foam that also sealed the bottom to the attic deck. These covers then allowed our crew to blow in cellulose over the light covers--without these covers, there would need to be a few feet of space around each light, which would reduce the effectiveness of the insulation.