Insulation in attics and crawlspaces is the first line of defense when creating an energy efficient home. At EDGE Energy, we offer home insulation services to help you cut down on air leaks that rob your home of the warmth or cooling you have paid to create.
Before installing insulation in attics, we seal any gaps that could leak air from the conditioned living spaces below. We generally use loose-fill insulation in attics because it provides better coverage and is less expensive than batt insulation.
In the Maryland-Virginia-DC region, insulation in attics should be between R-38 and R-60. “R” stands for resistance to heat flow. The higher the number, the more effective the insulation.
Crawlspaces are typically a neglected and forgotten part of a home. Low levels of insulation, large moisture problems from ground sources, and air leakage are among the three biggest problems that we fix with proper crawlspace insulation. Our method for installing crawlspace insulation depends on whether the crawlspace is ventilated or unventilated. We work with both types of crawlspaces and will recommend the best approach for your specific problems.
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EDGE Energy is a highly-regarded Residential, Commercial, and Government renewable energy systems installer and “green” building contractor which is licensed, insured, and bonded in all counties of VA, DC, and MD. We design and install custom solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energy systems with pride and with proven track records. Our special focus is completing projects which decrease utility bills and energy consumption by 25% to well over 100% – even creating homes that are “net-positive.” An Energy Audit is the first step to your energy efficient home!
Visit our project maps page to learn about homeowners in your neighborhood that have worked with EDGE in the past. Remember, EDGE Energy works with HOA’s, civic groups, trade organizations, office pools, or just simply any GROUP of organized homeowners interested in completing blocks of energy audits AND retrofit services like weatherization, duct-sealing, or air-sealing, and attic insulation. Many special pricing offers have been extended in the past due to the hard work of various “Neighborhood Champions” – those who have dedicated extra time to organizing group meetings, gathering email distribution lists, and assisting with scheduling.
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To achieve Passivhaus certification, the homes have to achieve a minimum air tightness level of 0.60 ACH 50, which is five times “tighter” than the 3.0 ACH 50 required of new Maryland code-built houses. In this image, Robert Champ of...
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