Project Description

Mike’s Spray Foam Insulation Project In Ames, Iowa

Cold Rooms In Ames

With Mike spending more time at home, he was noticing his rooms were a lot colder than others. The Winter cold had just started and he didn’t want to deal with high energy bills, constantly turning up the thermostat, and living in an uncomfortable space. Instead of laying down more insulation in his attic, he knew he needed to get an energy-saving expert out to provide him with a solution to his heat loss issues. Mike recently had LeafGuard® Gutters installed on his Ames, Iowa home and knew that Home Solutions of Iowa also provided insulation services. With his great experience he had the first time, he knew he could trust them again for his next home improvement project. He gave Home Solutions of Iowa a call to come out to provide him with a Home Performance Test.

Typicall the Rim Joist is left vacant or stuffed with basic fiberglass insulation. The cold air will still leak in as fiberglass doesn’t stop airflow. The best material for insulating the Rim Joist is Spray Foam. Spray Foam is resistant to water, offers superior R-Value, and seals the air leaks- all in one application.
Spray Foam Insulation provides an air barrier to wherever it is applied to help diminish air leakage from the home.  We insulated Mike’s exposed basement walls.
The Rim Joist is a large source of energy loss. The Rim Joist is the edge of the wood floor framing system that sits on top of the homes foundation walls.

Creating That Perfect Home Comfort

Going out to Mike’s Ames, Iowa home, we ran a Home Performance Test that allowed us to easily identify where heat was escaping. From there, we provided Mike with our full insulation services. Areas that needed to be insulated were his Rim Joist, Knee Wall, and his Attic access door. When looking at what may need to be insulated, small nooks or cracks are one of the main places heat can sneak out. To fully insulate Mike’s home, we removed the old insulation that was in his Rim Joist and replaced it with our Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation. We also Spray Foamed around his attic access door and in the Knee Wall Space. Mike is now able to live comfortably throughout his home in the winter without worrying about constantly having to turn the thermostat up or a high soaring energy bill.

To create the perfect home comfort you are looking for, contact us today to get set up with a Home Performance Test. We will be able to identify the leaks in your home and provide you with one or multiple of our insulation services.

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