This exposed concrete foundation walls in this homeowner's basement in Highland, New York were contributing to frigid basement temperatures. These porous walls conduct cold from the outside and permit it to permeate into the basement.
Global Dwelling installed rigid foam board over the foundation walls, which not only prevents heat loss, but also protects ductwork and prevents water pipes from freezing.
With only 5 inches of fiber glass batt insulation, this family in Shokan, NY badly needed additional attic insulation to keep warm in the winter and reduce their heating bills. They understood immediately that an additional 12 inches of blown cellulose insulation would keep them warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer while lowering their bills. But they were reluctant to sacrifice attic storage space.
Global Dwelling was able to actually increase their storage space while almost tripling the insulation value in their attic by adding blown insulation on top of the existing insulation in the attic space around the storage area. After sealing the wall plates with spray foam insulation, they pulled up the makeshift platform used as a storage area. Next, they installed a layer of foil-faced rigid foam board insulation over the existing insulation, providing an air barrier and additional insulation above their living area. On top of the rigid foam, Global Dwelling's crew installed a plywood floor including dams to contain the blown cellulose insulation in the area surrounding the storage space. Finally they encased the duct work in spray foam insulation to keep heated air from escaping in the winter and cool air from escaping in the summer.
Crawl Space Encapsulation in Ulster Park New York
This Kingston, NY homeowner complained of cold bedrooms. The floor was only 6 inches deep and there was only 3 inches of fiberglass insulation inside. There were also boards on top of the attic floor so that it could be used for storage, with large gaps between the insulation and the flooring. These large gaps cause unnecessary air flow from the outside into the house, causing uneven temperatures between floors in the home. In the summer, your uppermost floor can become uncomfortably hot if this is the case with your attic!
Global Dwelling installed a Superdeck, comprised 4 inches of SilverGlo rigid insulation with 5 inches of dense packed cellulose below. The insulation was then covered with a durable, cleanable plywood surface, making the area better suited for storage and super insulating the floor area to keep the bedrooms warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer - another happy customer in Kingston, NY!