Monday, May 27, 2019

Family enjoying Air Seailng
Springtime in Charlotte, NC means summer and long, fun-filled days are coming soon. If you suffer from allergies, spring and summer may not be seasons that you welcome. Dust and pollutants can enter your home through your home penetration points which exist around windows, HVAC venting, can lights and chimneys. The allergens then reside in the air you breathe and can worsen allergy or asthma symptoms.

By air sealing your home, you can prevent outside pollutants from infiltrating your home. Additionally, after air sealing your home, you and your family will be more comfortable all year long. Drafts will be reduced and the temperature inside your home will be easier to regulate. An additional benefit is that your energy bills may be lower than if your home is not air sealed.

Always hire a professional when air sealing your home whether it is an existing home or a new build. A professional is able to detect penetration points in your home that are not visible to the naked eye and will ensure that your home is thoroughly and correctly air sealed.

Interested in air sealing? Contact our office to schedule your free air sealing estimate!



Monday, March 25, 2019

Times flies and it is already spring! We will enjoy more sunshine and warmer weather. But it also means winter snow and ice will be melting and we can expect spring showers.

It is important to make sure that your crawl space is in good condition so water does not enter and your home maintains its structural integrity.

To prepare your home for spring, keep these tips in mind when you examine your crawl space:

INSULATION
If your crawl space is correctly insulated and conditioned, the floors in your home will sustain a more even temperature. Consider using spray foam insulation if you decide to insulate your crawl space. One benefit of spray foam is that it insulates, seals cracks and other penetration points in one process.

You can add storage space and increase the square footage of your home by totally sealing your crawl space (also known as a conditioned crawl space).

CRACKS
The formation of cracks in your crawl space walls is common. These cracks should be sealed to keep moisture and pests out of your crawl space. Spray foam can help by insulating and air sealing in one step.

DRAINAGE
By directing drainage away from your foundation you will help keep water from coming into your crawl space. With proper drainage away from your home, water will flow away from your crawl space. If you notice that water is pooling around your home, it is time to call a landscape architect or other professional to correct this issue by adding grading around your home.

With the arrival of Spring, now is a great time to check out your crawl space. Contact our office to schedule a free estimate. Give us a call if you have other crawl space or insulation questions!



Monday, February 11, 2019

Commercial Retrofit Insulation by ABS InsulatingLooking for retrofit insulation for a commercial space or warehouse? There are many great insulation
products to meet your need. One cost effective solution is the RetroShield® System.

Venturini Motorsports is located in Concord, NC. Their facility was insulated 20 years ago. That insulation began to fail which affected comfort and energy efficiency, not to mention it was visually unappealing. After considering other insulation methods, Venturini Motorsports chose the RetroShield® System.

This system uses patented Clip & Pin components that are installed in one pass to reduce any down time. In addition to adding R-value and increasing energy efficiency, RetroShield® helps brighten the workspace and improves the overall appearance.

If you are looking for a retrofit insulation solution for your commercial space or warehouse, we can help! Contact ABS Insulating to discuss your project.



Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Why Invest in Insulating My Attic in Charlotte, NCMost people think that insulating their attic is unnecessary and a waste of money because no one lives
or sleeps there, right? Wrong! Insulation will help keep your home's inside temperature cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Insulation adds a lid to your home to keep the heat from escaping in the cold months and warm air from entering your home from the outside in the warm months.

After thoroughly cleaning your attic to get rid of any pest remains or droppings, air sealing and insulation should be installed. Air sealing closes any openings that might allow moisture, outside air or pests to enter. Insulation creates a thermal barrier to prevent heat transfer between conditioned and unconditioned spaces.

Attic insulation can assist in reducing energy cost and make your home more comfortable. Contact us today to discuss your home’s attic insulation.



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