Since this Hillsboro, OR home was experiencing an extensive remodel (BEFORE photo), the owner took advantage of it and chose our company to fill the open wall cavities with closed-cell spray foam (AFTER photo). It is a much better and long-term solution over fiberglass batting: it is more insulating, helps with sound-dampening, and won’t sag like batting does.
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Local Home Insulation Experts Serving Hillsboro
All the heated or cooled air that you pump throughout your home can cost more than you anticipated. One of the largest reasons for the high bill you see every month is that your home is not properly insulated and the heated or cooled air is escaping outside. Josh Lowe's Dr. Energy Saver is your local expert for all types of insulation including rigid foam, attic, crawl space, blown-in, and Spray foam insulation. Wherever the air is escaping we can insulate it whether it be through your walls, your basement, your attic, or in the crawl space.
Reliable Attic Insulation Solutions For Hillsboro Homeowners
High utility bills and rooms that are too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter are just a few signs that your attic may not be properly insulated. Upgrading your attic insulation is one of the most simple, cost-effective ways to improve comfort. We all know that hot air rises so without proper attic insulation you could literally be throwing your money away when you try to heat your home in the winter. However, attic insulation provides year-round benefits. Attic insulation can help just as much in the warmer months by creating a barrier between the top of your home and the harsh summer sun. You lose the most energy through the top of your home so attic proper attic insulation is guaranteed to save you money and increase home comfort.
Crawl spaces tend to soak up the natural cold or heat around your home and transfers it into the air in your crawl space. This will cause your energy bills to rise and your home’s comfort to decrease. If you have utilities in your crawl space such as your water heater, furnace, or hot water pipes, your energy bills will suffer even more. The fluctuation in temperature will force your heating and air conditioning systems to work harder, causing your energy costs to rise. For your crawl space insulation to perform like it should, it's essential to install the right type of crawl space insulation, the right amount of crawl space insulation, and use the correct installation technique. At Josh Lowe's Dr. Energy Saver we can improve the condition of your crawl space with products that are durable, long-lasting, and made especially for the crawl space environment!
Spray Foam Insulation Experts
Spray foam insulation is the best choice for insulation if you’re looking to increase your comfort & decrease your energy bills. Spray foam insulation is truly the best option for home insulation and here are a few reasons why. Spray Foam Insulation provides an air barrier due to its ability to fill gaps and cracks. It is also great at staying in the hard to reach areas because of its super-adhesive qualities. Spray foam insulation is also waterproof, unlike fiberglass and cellulose insulation. Water will not be able to pass through the foam which makes it an extremely durable and long-lasting product. Lastly, spray foam insulation is foolproof. Spray foam is sprayed as a liquid and then expands and hardens to fill voids and gaps. There is never any chance for an area to be missed or void to form. Once cured spray foam insulation will stay in place for decades to come and will never shift or settle like fiberglass. To ensure your home has the best insulation available and your energy bills are low, switch to spray foam insulation today!
Our goal is to make your Hillsboro home more comfortable, more health friendly, and less expensive to heat and cool. In our energy audit evaluation, we inspect your home and provide reports on the condition of major systems like ductwork and insulation. We then check air leakage areas throughout the house to identify weak points where you are losing energy. We then provide recommendations with realistic expectations for energy improvements and offer a free estimate for proposed work.
Case Studies From Hillsboro
As this Hillsboro, OR family planned to stay in this house forever, it was time to address the issue of not being comfortable in the winter months...
This Hillsboro, OR homeowner was tired of the cold floors in the winter and called our company for a free whole home evaluation to determine why. Their home was like so many others our Energy Consultants see when they suit up and crawl under: the fiberglass was falling down (see photo).
To solve this issue, our crew removed all the old fiberglass; it is also inefficient as insulation under a home and acts as an air filter only, just slowing down the air as it enters the home from the crawl space. Our crew then installed a crawl space encapsulation system, so now the floors in the home will be much warmer in the winter.