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Larry’s Air Seal & Cellulose Insulation Project In Mingo, Iowa

Cold Rooms and Heat Loss In Mingo, IA

The winter was having a negative effect on Deb’s Ankeny, Iowa home. With the feeling of cold rooms, constantly having to turn up the thermostat, and the severe icicles hanging off of her home; she realized something with her insulation was not right. Deb thought her home was insulated properly but she started to get concerned when she noticed the icicles hanging off of her roof. Icicles can turn into ice dams which impact your home’s gutters, roof, and possibly causing water damage. Deb decided she needed to get this situation taken care of right away so she called Home Solutions of Iowa for a free Home Performance Test.

Spray Foam Insulation offers higher R-Values for the wall, floor, and roof. It outperforms other insulation materials in terms of resistance to mold and moisture damage, durability, air sealing, and versatility.
Cellulose Insulation fills in easily around beams, pipes, wires, and other unique shapes and objects. It is less of a fire hazard than traditional fiberglass insulation because it is blown in and fills more space.

Living Comfortable & Safe

Deb can be rest assured knowing that her home has reached maximum comfort. With proper attic insulation, Deb can say goodbye to cold rooms/drafts, dangerous icicles, and high energy bills. After going out to her Ankeny, Iowa home, we found the reason for her lack of insulation. Her attic did not have the proper insulation to keep the cold air out or wasn’t covered enough throughout her attic. To solve this issue, we removed all of the old insulation starting with a fresh attic. First up was Air Sealing the small spaces. Small open spaces known as the nooks and cracks throughout the attic are one of the top places air likes to leak out. Air Sealing solves this issue by sealing up this area allowing no cold air to leak in. Next up was laying down a nice blanket of Cellulose Insulation. It fills in easily around beams, pipes, wires, and other unique shapes and objects providing the ideal R-value her home needed to get through the Iowa winter.

Think of R-Value like a large winter coat. Winter coats do not actually make you warmer on their own, but rather they trap the body heat that you produce and make it harder for it to escape. Your body heat will simply disperse into the cold air without this additional obstacle.
Proper home insulation is an essential part of comfort and energy efficiency in any home. It will make you feel more comfortable in your home, but it will also save you money and allow your heating system to run more efficiently.

Keep Your Iowa Home Warm This Winter

Here at Home Solutions of Iowa, we offer insulation services so you can stay comfortable in your home year-round. If you are looking for a way to keep your home warm this winter, then you need to contact us today to get set up with a free Home Performance Test. We will gladly come out to your home, take a look at your attic insulation, and provide you with one or multiple of our services to reach your maximum home comfort.

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