In a climate like the one in the Toronto area, weatherization is extremely important. Approximately 60% of all heat loss happens through your roof.
Expert weatherization and air sealing of your attic involves identifying leak sources and properly sealing them prior to installing insulation. It is important to prevent air migration from the interior living space into your attic.
Prior to insulating, check for air leaks, then properly seal the following areas:
- Attic hatches
- Recessed lights (also known as pot lights)
- Plumbing stacks
- Electrical wire penetrations
- Around plumbing stacks
- Any light fixtures from the ceiling below
- Ducting for fans or heating systems
- Perimeter walls
- Partition walls
- Above pocket doors
- Above lowered ceilings
- Where the side of a cathedral ceiling meets an open attic
- Split level discontinuities
- Where additions meet an older section of the house
- Above rounded corners or staircases
- Balloon frame walls
Attic insulation must be done right by professionals with expert knowledge about proper air sealing and attic ventilation.
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By keeping cold air out and warm air in, you’ll live more comfortably and you’ll save on your heating bills.
Get the maximum benefits of your existing insulation by air sealing attic penetrations.
Juffs Roofing will visually inspect your attic and identify all of the potential leak sources, using the latest equipment. Once all leak sources have been identified, Juffs uses 2-component polyurethane foam to air seal prior to insulating.
Juffs Roofing is here to help you! Ask us how to weatherize your roof and attic to maximize your comfort and minimize your heating bills.