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The word “weatherize” was first used around 1945, to describe the many different procedures and treatments used to protect a building from adverse weather. Today that definition still stands, but we know a great deal more about how houses perform in all kinds of weather conditions.
We also have an impressive arsenal of weatherizing products. With today's technology, there’s no reason to put up with uncomfortable rooms and high utility expenses in your home. That's why we're here to help! Our weatherization services are designed to address energy weaknesses - improving the indoor air quality and overall home comfort.
A good way to understand the scope of home weatherization
is to focus on the building’s skin –what building scientists call the “building envelope.”
This structural assembly typically contains wood framing (studs, plates, rafters and sheathing) as well as insulation, water-resistant membranes and finished surfaces (roofing, siding, wallboard). Windows and exterior doors are also included in the building envelope.
Research by the U.S. Dept. of Energy tells us that many households use twice as much energy (including electricity, natural gas, propane and fuel oil) as they should.
Much of this wasted energy is due to leaky and poorly insulated building envelopes that force HVAC systems to consume excess electricity and/or fuel. You can detect these building envelope problems by looking for any of the following 6 symptoms.
Weatherization problems occur because builders aren’t required to seal energy-wasting air leaks or install more than minimum levels of home insulation during construction. But this doesn’t mean you have to put up with uncomfortable rooms and high utility bills.
Island Basement Systems’s highly trained weatherization installers and technicians can transform an uncomfortable, energy-wasting house into a comfortable, energy-efficient “green” home.
Using some of the best performing materials available (caulk, spray foam, different types of insulation, door sweeps, weatherstripping, gaskets and more), Island Basement Systems can complete all the weatherization upgrades you select.
Wouldn’t you like your house to be more comfortable and less expensive to live in and own? Get started today by call Island Basement Systems for a free weatherization evaluation and estimate.