What Is Air Sealing?
Air sealing prevents airflow between the interior and exterior of a building. Proper air sealing helps heated and cooled air stay inside the building by closing the gaps that leak air. Think of air sealing like closing a window before running air conditioning – why condition the interior air if you are going to let it sneak out through a gap in your home’s envelope? By sealing airflow in your Delaware home or business, you are increasing energy efficiency, thereby lowering energy costs and saving money.
Types of Air Sealing
Areas of Concern
Basements: For many homes, the basement is the area where most cold air leakage from the outside occurs. Cold air can seep in around the foundation, around boxsills and around windows in a home’s basement. Adding basement insulation and getting these areas sealed will help your home retain heat during winter months.
Top Plates: If you are remodeling your home or building a new home, we recommend insulating top plates. A top plate is also known as the upper wall plate or ceiling plate and isn’t something that can be seen or accessed in an existing home. Top plates are horizontal boards that attach walls to the ceiling or attach the first floor to an upper floor. During construction, home builders will typically leave a small amount of space between top plates and drywall to leave room for thermal expansion and contraction. Often, this space is never filled and air moves freely. By sealing top plates, you can reduce air transfer from conditioned living space to unconditioned attic space.
Get Your Home Inspected and Air Sealed By Delmarva Insulation
Your home may have leaks that are easily spotted though a visual inspection. It likely also has many other holes in its envelope that can’t be easily seen. These air leaks are found around light boxes, plumbing stacks, soffit drops, basement box sills and more.
Having your home inspected and air sealed by our experienced air sealing insulation contractors at Delmarva Insulation will give you the most comprehensive sealing available anywhere in Delaware. Since 2002, we have been providing high quality air sealing services to homes and businesses across the region.
If you are interested in learning more about air sealing, our experienced insulation contractors will be happy to help. If you are looking for insulation companies, please contact us and we’ll connect you with somebody who can answer your questions.