Attic Air Sealing

Don’t skip this step in improving the energy efficiency and indoor air quality of your home

Attic air sealing is an important step in improving the energy efficiency and indoor air quality of your home. The process of sealing gaps and cracks in the attic space can prevent air from escaping or entering the attic, leading to energy efficiency and improved indoor comfort.

Achieving the full benefits of an efficient attic requires the expertise of a trusted local contractor. Our energy experts will be able to assess your attic space, identify areas in need of air sealing, and provide you with a comprehensive plan to achieve your goals.

Here are the top five places to focus on during an attic air sealing project:

  • Attic Access:
    Attic access points, such as doors or hatches, can also be sources of air leaks. Proper air sealing should involve sealing these entry points to prevent air from escaping or entering the attic.

  • Kneewalls:
    Gaps in kneewalls, which are the short walls that connect the attic floor to the roofline, can also be sources of air leaks in an attic space. Sealing gaps in these areas to prevent air from escaping or entering the attic.

  • Light Fixtures:
    Recessed light fixtures and other electrical penetrations can also be sources of air leaks in an attic space. Attic sealing efforts should focus on reducing drafts at the lower levels of the home by stopping heat escape in the winter to the attic.

  • Chimneys and Flues:
    Chimneys, flues, and other mechanical penetrations can be sources of air leaks in an attic space. Addressing any gaps and cracks creates a properly sealed attic floor.

  • Duct Sealing:
    Gaps around ducts can be a significant source of air leaks in an attic space. Air sealing efforts should focus on sealing any gaps or cracks around ducts to prevent air from escaping or entering the attic.

Bath fan fixtures can allow air to escape or enter the attic, leading to energy loss and reduced indoor air quality. Sealing the gaps around the bath fan fixture can prevent air from leaking.
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The number of areas in the attic that need to be air sealed will vary based on the size and design of the attic, as well as the age and condition of the building. Some common areas that may need to be air sealed include gaps around ducts, can-light fixtures, and electrical penetrations.
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Sealing electrical penetrations can prevent air from leaking and improve the energy efficiency of your home.
Electrical penetrations and drywall seams can be sources of air leaks and allow air to enter or escape the attic. Our energy experts can prevent air from leaking and improve the energy efficiency and indoor air quality of your home.

Improved Comfort + Efficiency with Air Sealing

By addressing these top five places during an attic air sealing project, you can improve the energy efficiency and indoor air quality of your home. So why wait? Schedule a free estimate with Home Solutions of Iowa today and start enjoying the benefits of a more energy-efficient, healthy, and comfortable home!

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