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Anyone who lives in an older mobile home likely has older aluminum windows. They can be drafty and cold! This couple chose to replace all their windows with the more energy-efficient Simonton brand higher-end Daylight Max windows.
This Eugene, OR homeowner wanted to replace three of his old, wooden and leaky windows. After finding us online, he called for an appointment to get a proposal. He chose the Simonton Verona series vinyl windows with cam locks and double-strength glass.
This BEFORE photos shows the attic deck floor and ductwork. What you can’t see is: how inefficient the fiberglass batting is, how the ducts were leaking, and how there were air gaps along the edges that were causing air to be sucked up from the home and into the attic!
Fiberglass, although still be used, is not the best insulation material. Building standards back when this home was built in 1926 didn’t include sealing up all the leaks. To solve many issues, the homeowner chose closed-cell spray foam insulation (see AFTER photo).
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Josh Lowe's Dr. Energy Saver are a full-service home insulation contractor serving homeowners in Eugene, OR and nearby. The majority of homes in the area do not have enough insulation and homeowners are taking action. If your home is drafty, cold or you feel like you’re energy bills are too high you’re in the right place! With advancements in products and techniques, we can confidently solve your home insulation problems in efficient and cost-effective ways. Having the right tools and technicians ensure the success of our home insulation efforts. We only hire dependable home insulation professionals with years of experience who stand behind their work. If you are in need of any of our home insulation services call or click today to schedule your FREE estimate.
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Studies show that the attic is the area of the home that most likely needs more insulation. As a result, your attic is likely causing your home to be uncomfortable or causing your energy bills to be too high. If you are ready to take action by upgrading your attic insulation you’re in the right place. Our team of experts can add insulation in the right places to prevent heated air from escaping through your attic in the cold months. And prevent the summer sun from heating your home in the warm months. To learn more about our complete set of attic insulation products and services, call or click today to schedule your FREE estimate!
Are the floors of your home always cold? Do you have to constantly keep your heat running over the winter? Does your crawl space have a moldy or damp smell? If these symptoms sound familiar, you’re in the right place! We have an experienced team of crawl space insulation experts who can identify issues with your crawl space and also provide reliable solutions. Many homeowners in the Eugene area don’t realize the importance of crawl space insulation but it is one of the most important areas of your home when it comes to energy efficiency. Your crawl space is the area of your home that is the closest to the ground. Without proper insulation, the cold and frozen winter ground will transfer into your crawl space and then to the rest of your home. In the summer, warm damp air will be absorbed into your crawl space promoting mold growth and causing your home to be hot and humid. To understand crawl space insulation issues and solutions for your home, contact us today!
Blown-in insulation, also called blow-in or blown insulation is one of the most efficient and cost-effective insulation products available. Blown-in insulation can be applied to several areas of your home and has been proven to be one of the most effective insulation materials available. Blown-in insulation with the addition of air sealing can reduce heating and cooling costs by as much as 40%. If you want to eliminate drafts and have a more comfortable home, blown-in insulation is your best option. Contact us today to schedule a FREE blown-in insulation estimate!
Spray foam insulation is one of the newest insulation products available. Spray Foam has gained popularity lately due to the benefits it offers compared to traditional fiberglass insulation. 1) Spray foam offers more insulation value (or R-value) per square inch, meaning less insulation is needed to get the job done. 2) Spray foam expands when it is applied so it also air seals gaps and cracks that may go unnoticed. 3) Spray foam insulation is waterproof so it stops mold and mildew growth which can be a major problem for fiberglass insulation. 4) Lastly, spray foam insulation is foolproof. Spray foam will never shift or slide after it is applied so you will always have the peace of mind that your home is properly insulated. If you think spray foam is right for your home, contact us today to schedule your FREE estimate!
Did you know that your windows play a big part in improving your home's energy efficiency? In fact, many windows do not seal as well as they should and allow air to leak out. At Josh Lowe's Dr. Energy Saver we can install new windows in your home. Unlike other contractors in the area, we can replace your existing windows with low-e-glass! Low-e glass has a coating that emits almost no radiant energy and blocks most ultraviolet (UV) longwave energy, which we feel as heat. Our Low-E glass replacement windows help control the temperature in your home all year long.
This mobile home owner in Eugene, OR worked with his utility company to secure funding to have his home's underfloor (what is called the "belly") re-insulated. The photo shows he "Before" situation with insulation sagging and falling down. It doesn't do much good for insulating!
We removed all the old insulation, installed that "belly bag" to make a cavity, and then blew in TruSoft(tm) cellulose. This cellulose is fire-retardant and critters do not like to nest in it.
This homeowner now has a more comfortable home.
The owner of this Eugene, OR duplex discovered there was mold growing on the wood underneath and chose our company to treat it. Mold-X was sprayed on to neutralize this mold and to help prevent it from growing back.
The cause of the elevated moisture in the crawl space was likely the damaged dryer duct, so that was replaced, too!
This homeowner was moving into Eugene from her home we had worked on outside Springfield and called us to help repair the insulation and ductwork in her new home. Two bath vents were just venting in to the attic!
The attic in this Eugene, OR home was: a) very, very short on insulation (you want at least to the code level of R-49), and b) you can see the outside from the attic (green arrows) so air that was leaking in to the attic was quite easily escaping to the outside.
After cleaning out the old insulation, the attic was air sealed where those leaks were and then had TruSoft™ insulation blown in to the higher and more efficient R-60 level.
This couple discovered after buying this home in west Eugene that there was little to no insulation in the attic (see PHOTO). They chose to have TruSoft™ blown-in cellulose added to the higher R-60 value. Before insulating, our crew air sealed the air gaps to make the insulation even more effective.
As the owners of this home in west Eugene, OR were preparing their home for sale, they knew the crawl space needed to be addressed.
See photo—there was no insulation in the underfloor, and the vapor barrier was old and messy. Our insulation crew installed R-25 fiberglass batts in the underfloor and secured them with nylon twice. They then removed the old vapor barrier and installed a new 6-mil black plastic vapor barrier.
This mobile home owner in Eugene near Mt. Pisgah knew there were insulation issues under his home. Our energy consultant crawled under and found some areas didn’t have insulation at all (see photo)!
This homeowner chose the better-lasting solution of closed-cell spray foam for the underneath of his home. It will not fall down like fiberglass batting does, it fills gaps so air does not leak into his home from under the floor, and now critters will not have a place to nest under his home. He tells us his floors are much warmer now, too!
After buying this house earlier in the year, the water leak in the basement had become too much! Our installation crew installed a Tripe Safe Sump Pump system in their basement to help remove the water and keep the basement drier.
This system has three different pumps to help protect from flooding. If the first main pump fails or cannot keep up with the flow of water (it can handle up to 2,200 gallons per hour!), the second pump kicks in. If the power fails, the third battery-operated pump kicks in.
This homeowner in the River Road area of Eugene, OR was building a backyard studio and figured now is the best time to correctly insulate. Her home has areas in the floor where mice sneak in, so she called us to install two inches of closed-cell spray foam before the subfloor was laid down. Her contractor loved it and could see how it would be much more effective for insulating and for deterring critters.
This Eugene-area homeowner needed to solve the problem of cold spots in the home plus mildew growing inside his rental home. Our Energy Consultant crawled under the home and found a lot of mold growth, standing water, and also some of the insulation under the floor was falling down. To help mitigate the serious water issues causing problems, our crew installed the SmartSump crawl space drainage system. While they our crew was under there, they also installed R-25 fiberglass batting where the insulation was falling down.
This client chose our company due to all the great reviews he saw online. Their home, built in the 1950’s, had old insulation in the attic. Our insulation crew sealed the air leaks in the attic and then blew in TruSoft cellulose insulation to the R-49 level. Our crew also wrapped the chimney and routed a bath fan to the outside so it wasn’t blowing moist air into the attic space! He was glad we were quick, professional, and informative.
To make their home warmer in the winter and to lower their electric bill, this Eugene-area homeowner found us on EWEB’s list of contractors and called us for an evaluation and proposal.
Our Energy Consultant found the attic insulation was quite inadequate! (see photo showing how it had gaps where the heat from below could easily escape to the attic) Our insulation crew sealed the air leaks, wrapped the fireplace chimney, and blew in TruSoft cellulose insulation to the R-60 level. The homeowner felt like they got their money’s worth.
This homeowner found our company listed on the EWEB listing of local companies. Josh performed a whole home evaluation from top to bottom since he told Josh he sets his thermostat for 66 in the winter and 78 in the summer to save money. He wants his home to be more comfortable and energy efficient, to make the floors warmer, and to reduce allergens. Josh Lowe's Dr. Energy Saver's crew encapsulated the crawl space and also added a SaniDry CX air system. The leaks in the attic were air sealed, and the can lights were air sealed, before our crew blew in the cellulose insulation. The homeowner noticed the difference right away!
This Eugene mobile home owner called to get a proposal to replace her back door. Our Energy Consultant Jacob worked with her to also investigate her home and discovered the insulation under this manufactured home was quite inadequate. Besides replacing her back door, we helped make her home more comfortable. She was thankful for our work and our communication with her through the process.
The homeowners in Eugene, Oregon wanted to convert their garage into a living space suitable to be available to renters. They searched the web and called Josh Lowe's Dr. Energy Saver. Curtis, the energy specialist sat down with them and discussed their options. They decided to remove the garage door, frame the wall with a window and use batt insulation and then drywall with tape and texture.
The converting of a garage to a living space was a vision they had since buying their home and they were excited to watch the transformation unfold. They chose Simonton Windows to allow bright light and fresh air into the place. For the flooring they turned the cold hard concrete into a beautiful living room with ThermalDry Insulated Flooring, which restricts moisture and mold growth. On top of the insulated flooring they went with a beautiful laminate flooring from Mill Creek.
The homeowners are so pleased with the results. They say it is gorgeous and just what they had envisioned.
Josh Lowe's Dr. Energy Saver was happy to be able to help serve another satisfied customer.
Dan knew the traditional pink insulation in his attic wouldn't provide enough protection during the cold winter months and the record high summer temperatures predicted for Eugene, OR, so he called Josh Lowe's Dr Energy Saver to air seal and insulate his attic. Dr Energy Saver used TruSoft blown in cellulose because it is an excellent insulation to keep out the drafts and to reduce the heat.
Now Dan can enjoy staying comfortable in his home all year round and Josh Lowe's Dr. Energy Saver was happy to help him out.
Richard and Gladys F. wanted a more comfortable house. He experienced a cold home in winter and home too hot in the summer. Richard and Gladys had Josh Lowe's Dr Energy Saver install their HVAC system and knew it would be a great company to install their insulation and to seal their kitchen soffits.
By insulating their attic, sealing the kitchen soffits, and routing the four bathroom fans to vent to the outside Richard and Gladys are now very happy to be living in comfort.
The homeowners in Eugene, OR felt drafty from their outside doors. They decided the best solution was to weatherize the four exterior doors and their two French doors.
They are very happy now that they can't feel any drafts blowing in.
Lee dreaded going into the summer months again without air conditioning, especially with record high temperatures in the forecast. In the summer his home was scorching hot due to his house being built in the forties. But then in the winter it was too cold.
After setting an appointment for a whole home energy evaluation, Lee A. decided to remove all of his old insulation and replace it with blown-in insulation. It was air sealed and insulated by closing all accessible penetrations and top plates using expanding polyurethane foam and then blowing in TruSoft cellulose. TiteShell was installed around the recessed light fixture and then sealed with polyurethane foam.
Lee is pleased with the work and has already noticed a difference in his comfort level. He's staying cool this summer in Eugene!