Many of us love our older homes but just don’t have the space we need to live comfortably. Renovations can be daunting, but with the right partners you can create new space for you and your family. Often, customers ask us to help them understand the possibility of renovating existing attic space, creating new bedrooms for kids, or a quiet sitting space to relax. We’re experts at completing refinishing projects like, and insulation is the critical component that will ensure a better level of temperature control in your home as well as noticeable energy savings.
Often overlooked and not properly insulated, the attic can be a cost-effective space to reclaim for your family. We work with you to understand your needs and design the right insulation solution. Performing a renovation like this can provide you with some of the following advantages:
- Better gain from the outside solar heat: Insulation works to regulate the temperature inside your home and can actually help you to generate more heat when you need it. An attic renovation can improve the heat gain for your home helping you save money on your energy bills.
- Energy efficiency: While helping you save money, insulation also does a better job at keeping the temperature in your home or regulated and this means less hard work needs to be done by your furnace and air conditioning system. This means in the long run the renovation could account for significant savings on your energy bills.
- Less chance for wear: Older style insulation loses it’s effectiveness over time. New spray foam insulation is much more effective, provides an even coating that will not shift over time and resilient and resistant to moisture and mold.
- Noise dampening: As old insulation in your home grows thinner, you lose some of the noise dampening qualities that occur from room to room. Installing new insulation works to provide noise dampening for the rooms in your home.
Recently, our professional team worked with a customer who decided to take a 3rd floor attic in Roland Park and transform it into a quiet and livable space for their kids. We started by removing the current rock wool and debris that was in the attic floor with removal vacuums. After the workspace was clean we sprayed Icynene Open Cell to the rafters and the gable walls to make a energy-efficient encapsulated 3rd floor living space. The result is a well insulated, air sealed, building envelope that will save energy and make the home comfortable for years to come.