OR Couple Now Much Warmer Due to Blown-in Cellulose Installed in Attic

Completion date: November 14, 2018

Location: Lake Oswego, OR

Solutions provided:

They found us on the Home Advisor platform and called for an appointment. Their energy consultant, Garrett, met with them to discuss what they have been experiencing in their home and what they were wanting to achieve with insulation. He then suited up and crawled in the attic and the crawl space.

In the attic, the insulation levels were way too low (see photo) to do much good. Also, there were many, many places where warm air that they paid to heat was leaking in to the attic. That is why our energy consultants do a thorough evaluation: if we had just blown in more insulation on top of what was there, the leaks would still be leaking air into the attic!

Our expert insulation team started by removing all the old insulation so they could get at all the places to do what is called air sealing. Besides sealing leaks in the structure itself, our crew put covers over the can lights (these lights are a big air leak location), insulated around skylights, and routed bath fans to the outside (they were blowing in to the attic—another thing we see in many attics).

They then blew in TruSoft™ cellulose to the R-49 level. The owners told us that they are already warmer in their home.