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Room in Milwaukie, OR Home Made More Comfortable With Attic Insulation

Room in Milwaukie, OR Home Made More Comfortable With Attic Insulation

Before After
Room in Milwaukie, OR Home Made More Comfortable With Attic Insulation Room in Milwaukie, OR Home Made More Comfortable With Attic Insulation

This family in Milwaukie, OR wanted their family room to be more comfortable. Our Energy Consultant visited and determined what was making that room uncomfortable: air was leaking through from the home into the attic through many gaps.  The places with a lot of gaps were around the can lights.  Our crew installed can light covers and sealed around them (see AFTER photo) to help prevent leaks. 

The family told us their heating bill dropped dramatically and the family room is much more comfortable now.

Crawl Space Encapsulation Makes Floors Warmer in Winter in Portland, OR Home

Crawl Space Encapsulation Makes Floors Warmer in Winter in Portland, OR Home

Before After
Crawl Space Encapsulation Makes Floors Warmer in Winter in Portland, OR Home Crawl Space Encapsulation Makes Floors Warmer in Winter in Portland, OR Home

The couple in this SW Portland, OR home has lived there a few years and experiencing cold floors in the winter. They chose our company to encapsulate the crawl space with the drainage matting and our heaviest 20-mil liner on top. Foundation walls were sealed with spray foam. They also chose to install the SmartSump sump pump system and the SaniDry dehumidifier under the house.

This encapsulation system has made their floors warmer in the winter!

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Did a wonderful job with clean-up, and knowledgeable with the info provided.
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Full-Service Home Insulation Experts

Josh Lowe's Dr. Energy Saver are a full-service home insulation contractor serving homeowners in Portland, 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.

Types of Insulation
  • Blown-in Fiberglass
  • Blown-in Cellulose       
  • Rigid Foam
  • Injection Foam
  • Radiant Barrier  
  • Sealing Air Leaks
  • Air Duct Sealing            
Areas of Home
  • Attic Insulation
  • Basement Insulation
  • Crawl Space Insulation
  • Garage Insulation
  • Wall Insulation
  • Floor Insulation
  • Ductwork Insulation

Professional Attic Insulation Services

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!

Attic Insulation Services Available in Portland:

  • Blown-in Insulation
  • Blown Fiberglass Insulation
  • Radiant Barrier
  • Rigid Foam Insulation
 

Proven Crawl Space Insulation Solutions

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 Portland 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 Guaranteed to Improve Comfort

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!

 

Portland, OR Spray Foam Insulation

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!

Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation Include:

  • spray foam works in all areas of the home
  • has a greater R-value
  • acts as an air sealant
  • is waterproof
  • leaves no gaps

Energy-Efficient Replacement Windows

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.

 
Case Studies From Portland
Goal
This SE Portland homeowner wanted to make her new-to-her home warmer in the winter; she didn’t want to go through a second cold winter.
No
This couple, in a lovely SW Portland neighborhood, wanted to get rid of mold inside their home--it was growing on walls when furniture was nearby. ...
Crawl
Holly has lived in her 1970 house for twenty-four years and it had always been uncomfortably hot in the summer or freezing cold in the winter. The...
Job Stories From Portland, OR
NE Portland, OR Built in the 1950's Now More Energy Efficient

These NE Portland, OR homeowners wanted to make their new-to-them home’s overall energy efficiency better. They chose to start with the attic since it was very low in insulation (see photo).

Our expert insulation crew started by removing the old insulation so they could get at the areas that were leaky in the structure and air seal those.  They then blew in TruSoft™ cellulose insulation to the R-60 level. This acts like a giant “blanket” and helps to make their home more energy efficient and more comfortable for this couple.

NE Portland, OR Built in the 1950's Now More Energy Efficient - Photo 1
Floor Between Basement and First Floor in SE Portland, OR Home Needing Soundproofing

This home in SE Portland, OR had a lot of noise transfer from the finished basement to the first floor living area when the young children were romping around on the first floor. 

Our Energy Consultant met with the homeowner and investigated whether blowing cellulose insulation inside the floor would be an option.  We like to meet at each house since blowing in cellulose doesn’t work in every home. 

As this home’s floor was a perfect candidate for blown-in cellulose to help with soundproofing, the homeowner moved forward with the work.  Cellulose does a great job of deadening sound. The only way to access the floor cavity with the least patching afterwards was to drill a few holes in the ceiling in the basement.  Our insulation crew then blew in the cellulose, and patched the holes so the owner could then paint.  (We could have painted but he chose to take care of that himself.)

Now the sounds of children running around upstairs is much less obvious!

Water Damaged Attic Repaired in Portland, OR

This Portland, OR homeowner found us online and called to receive an estimate on repairing the water damage in their attic.  While our Energy Consultant was there, he also looked under the home and saw the very damaged, and in some places not even connected, ductwork for their heating system. (see photo)

In the attic, our Insulation Crew removed the damaged insulation, treated the roof deck for mold, replaced the damaged sheet rock, and blew in TruSoft cellulose insulation.  The team also removed all the flex ductwork under the home and replaced it with new insulated flex ductwork.  The client was impressed with our crew’s professionalism.

Water Damaged Attic Repaired in Portland, OR - Photo 1
Portland, OR Home Will No Longer Be Hot in the Summer

This Portland, OR homeowner found us online and called for an entire home evaluation to help uncover the reasons their home was very, very hot during the summer months. They called in the spring to get a jump on it before they had to go through another summer being uncomfortable in their own home.

Our Energy Consultant discovered, in his thorough evaluation of their home, that the attic was the culprit (see photo showing how some of attic was not even covered).  Our insulation crew sealed the air leaks in the attic and then blew in TruSoft cellulose insulation to the R-60 level.  The homeowners were very happy and appreciated the full clean-up that our crew did.

Portland, OR Home Will No Longer Be Hot in the Summer - Photo 1
Milwaukie, OR Home Family Room Made Comfortable

This Milwaukie, OR homeowner met us at the Portland home show in February and signed up right then to get a whole home evaluation from us.  Their family room has never been comfortable; they had to use portable heaters, which were expensive, to make it moderately comfortable. 

Our Energy Consultant met with them and, after exploring the whole home, discovered their attic was the culprit!  There was not enough insulation in the attic, and there were no seals around the can lights, so all the air they were paying to heat was escaping up through the lights into the attic.

Our insulation crew covered 13 can lights and sealed around them before blowing in the cellulose insulation to an R-60 level.  

1957 Portland Home Now More Comfortable

This Portland area homeowner, whose house was built in 1957, met us at a home show and made an appointment. She wanted to make her new-to-her home warmer.  Our Energy Consultant met with her and investigated the attic.  He founds air leakage around ductwork, soffits, and the chimney where air she was heating in her home was escaping to the attic and to the outside. The existing insulation in the attic was not at an adequate level, too.

Our crew sealed the leaks (see photo showing sealing around ductwork) and blew in cellulose to the R-49 level that is the minimum recommended for efficiency. Her home is now much more comfortable.

1957 Portland Home Now More Comfortable - Photo 1
Work Requests From Portland, OR
NW Marcia St in Portland
I have an old home (1909) in NW Portland that is drafty. I'd like to schedule a home energy audit, specifically a blower door test, to identify all the leaks within house and get help prioritizing improvements (those with biggest payoff first, second, etc.). Looking to schedule something after the new year, sometime mid to later January. Let me know what your schedule is like and the price for this type of consultation. Thanks, Jay
in Portland
We would like to insulate our house but haven't been able to because we don't have sheathing. I believe spray foam might be a possible solution.
in Portland
Walls are cold and get moisture on them cause house has no installation
in Portland
We are getting ready to reside our house. Looking at adding insulation prior to to avoid holes in siding. At the very least want south and west sides done.
NW Skyline Blvd in Portland
I have a 30x50 pole barn that I am interested in having insulated. Wanted to get a budgetary number for doing closed cell spray foam across the entire interior.
Ne Ivy St in Portland
With winter approaching, we are wondering whether there would be some simple and cost effective energy efficiency steps we could take!
N. Montana Ave. in Portland
I am interested in insulating the attic of my home. What would this project entail and what would the cost estimate be for this work?
Se Thorburn St in Portland
One room in 1908 house, possibly 2 additional walls in living room. Hoping for evening or weekend appointment?
SW Garden Home Road in Portland
Older home with no insulation in walls of main area of house, some in attic and addition. Aluminum siding and plaster/lathe interior. Looking to have blown insulation into the walls as able. Ideally sheep's wool, but otherwise would most likely use cellulose.
in Portland
Our office is needing insulation between two small conference rooms
NE Faloma Rd in Portland
We just moved into our new (1940s home) and are interested in getting an energy audit before winter is upon us. We were looking into getting indo-windows and then decided to look into getting new windows, and now I see that you have many more services that we likely need, like crawlspace and attic insulation/sealing.
in Portland
Our feet get so cold in the winter. I'm interested in insulation to be installed under the house. There is maybe a three foot high crawl space under the house.
in Portland
1100 sq ft home Need foam in walls Blown in low pitch ceiling
Nw Mcdaniel Rd in Portland
We need some duct repair and inspection.
SE Taylor St in Portland
Attic needs additional blown in insulation. Crawl space needs replacement of batt insulation and sheeting.
N. McClellan St in Portland
My work has exposed beams on the ceiling. There is no insulation. I'd like to get an consultation/estimate on insulating it with some sort of spray foam. Thanks
SW Westwood Dr in Portland
Looking for adding insulation in roof and walls. Looking for blown cellulose in walls ( from exterior) and upgrade to ceiling (removing old blown) supplementing batts. Our house is 3400sgft and is about 60 yrs old
SW Jacob Ct in Portland
Open beam cathedral ceiling. Each side is 15 x 25 so total area to be covered before reinstalling roof is 30 x 25. Framing is not in place so either 2x4 or 2x6 or ?
in Portland
1400 Sq foot single floor home that we want to insulate the attic with Spray in Foam. Looking to get an estimate. Mark
in Portland
I would like you give me estimate floor insulation in my town house Thx Duc Tran
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