Insulate the Envelope that
Surrounds Your Home
An effective air barrier system substantially reduces both air
leakage and the passage of moisture through the building envelope.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reports that 40 percent of the
energy cost of heating and cooling a building is wasted by
uncontrolled air leakage, which also contributes to premature
building deterioration, condensation, spalling, ice damming, poor
indoor air quality (IAQ) and mold growth.
Our foam insulating air barrier is a formaldehyde-free formula that
emits no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and uses ZONE3® zero
ozone depleting blowing agent technology. By eliminating condensing
surfaces and offering no food source, it helps to resist mold,
mildew and pest infestations, contributing to a safer, healthier
You Can Use 2009 Tax Credits
To Save Money
You can get
up to a $1,500 Tax Credit on your 2009 Taxes when you insulate with
spray foam Insulation.
Energy Star, the 2009 Tax Credits allow you to save 30% of the cost
of the project, up to $1,500, when you improve the insulation in
your principal residence in 2009 or 2010.
made in 2009 will be claimed on your 2009 taxes (filed by April 15,
2010 — use IRS Tax Form 5695 — 2009 version) — It will be available
late 2009 or early 2010.
Benefits of Insulating with Foam
Stops air and moisture infiltration
~ Makes your home more comfortable
~ Saves on energy costs
~ Adds strength to the building structure
~ Is permanent and will not sag
~ Keeps dust and pollen out
~ Reduces capacity requirements, maintenance and wear of HVAC
There is no better home insulating material that can seal your home
from air and moisture intrusion, save on costly utility bills,
strengthen your home, and protect your family’s health from
dangerous mold, airborne pollutants, and allergens than spray foam
Many air leaks and drafts are
easy to find because they are easy to feel — like those
around windows and doors. But holes hidden in attics,
basements, and crawlspaces are usually bigger problems.
Sealing these leaks with spray foam will have a great impact
on improving your comfort and reducing utility bills.
get the biggest savings, the easiest place to add insulation
is usually in the attic. A quick way to see if you need more
insulation is to look across your uncovered attic floor. If
your insulation is level with or below the attic floor
joists, you probably need to add more insulation.
you own one of the many North Dakota farmhouses with the
leaky stone basements? Now there is a cure...... Foam
insulation will block out the light of day, as well as the
cold winter winds. This will not only keep your pipes from
freezing but will make a warmer more comfortable basement.
Your floors will stay warmer, in turn keeping the whole
house warmer. These small economical-to-do jobs, are known
to cut your fuel bill by as much as 30%.
SHOULD I INSULATE MY HOME?
from the U.S. Department of Energy)
Insulate your home when:
* You have an older home and haven't added insulation. Only
20% of homes built before 1980 are well insulated.
* You are uncomfortably cold in the winter or hot in the
summer—adding insulation creates a more uniform temperature
and increases comfort.
* You build a new home, addition, or install new siding or
* You pay high energy bills.
* You are bothered by noise from outside—insulation muffles
Where to Insulate:
Adding insulation in the areas shown above
may be the best way to improve your home's energy
efficiency. Insulate either the attic floor or under the
roof. Also, check about crawl space or basement insulation.