This attic in Barhamsville had previously been insulated with blown in fiberglass, which sifted and settled over time leaving these homeowners with uneven temperatures and high energy bills.
Can lights are a major culprit of energy loss in homes, approximately 10 Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM) leak out of each can light in your home. If you're having a hard time imagining what 10CFM looks like, think of 10 basketballs flying out of just one can light every minute. Now multiply by how many can lights you have in your home. That's a lot of energy loss!
We started this job by removing all of the old insulation in the attic. For loose insulation, such as the blown in fiberglass, we use an industrial vacuum that sucks the loose insulation through a hose and down into our trucks.
The old insulation is deposited into our trucks for disposal.
Once all the old insulation is removed, we are ready to install can light covers and air seal before blowing in new, cellulose insulation.
Removing old blown in fiberglass insulation and preparing for new insulation.