Attic and Basement Insulation - Yarmouth, Maine - Weatherization Services - Rook Energy Solutions

Attic and Basement Insulation - Yarmouth, Maine - Weatherization Services - Rook Energy Solutions

The goal of the homeowner was to get off of oil for their primary heating fuel, and instead heat with a central air source heat pump system with electric backup. Rook Energy Solutions did a full weatherization retrofit of the attics, basement and crawlspaces.  Insulation was removed to allow for thorough air sealing of all attic bypasses, and new Thermax rigid board, closed cell spray foam and cellulose was installed.  A new vapor barrier was installed over the exposed dirt in the crawlspaces.

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Low Income Weatherization Program - South Portland, Maine - Weatherization Services - Rook Energy Solutions

Rook Energy Solutions has been selected from a competitive field of home performance contractors in Greater Portland to implement the City of South Portland’s low-income weatherization program. Services accepted for this program range from energy assessments and air sealing to basement and attic insulation.  Typically, the City of South Portland has been able to serve an estimated 7-10 households per year.  With the help of Efficiency Maine’s new Low Income Home Energy Savings Program (LIHESP), Rook Energy Solutions and the City of South Portland has the potential to complete energy assessments and air sealing for as many as 100 homes.

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The Importance of Air Sealing Attics Before Insulation - South Portland, ME - Rook Energy Solutions

The Importance of Air Sealing Attics Before Insulation - South Portland, ME - Rook Energy Solutions

When choosing to insulate an attic, one of the important questions to ask:  is insulation just being blown over the existing insulation, or is insulation removal and air sealing included in the estimate? With minimal air sealing, and adding insulation over existing material without air sealing first, homeowners will not got the results they desire and their retrofit can fall well short of being truly effective for the life of the improvement.

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