Home Energy Audit | Attic & Basement Insulation | Portland, Maine

Home Energy Audit | Attic & Basement Insulation | Portland, Maine

This energy audit depicts classic cape and bungalow solutions dealing with knee wall, enclosed slope and attic flat insulation issues. 

In December we performed an energy audit on this small, very nice home that really needs some weatherization attention. Recently moved in less than one year ago, the homeowners had already experienced high heating costs, drafty and inconsistent heating, and bad ice damming issues. With the inefficiencies we found they will also no doubt experience hot temperatures in the 2nd floor bedrooms this summer - all stemming from insufficient R Value (amount of insulation) and air leakage leading to devalued insulation.

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Energy Audit | Portland, Maine | Basement Moisture | Rook Energy Solutions

Energy Audit | Portland, Maine | Basement Moisture | Rook Energy Solutions

This Energy Audit shows many normal issues found in Maine homes - basement moisture. We show photos from the home and give recommendations on improving the moisture concerns. 

Balancing energy efficient solutions within a home and maintaining a healthy home should be the goal within every energy audit. In dealing with retrofit scenarios, especially in New England homes, moisture management should be one of the most important focal points. If a home owner air seals and insulates a home with moisture issues, mold can grow, and in the worst scenarios it can overwhelm a home.

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