What Is Air Sealing?
Rockford Insulation Pros provides air sealing, which closes off gaps inside a structure, providing comfort, reducing drafts, and conserving energy. Air sealing stops drafts, air leakage, condensation, reduces moisture, and prevents pests. Two methods of air sealing include caulking and weather stripping. Caulking fills cracks around stationary window frames and door frames, while weather stripping seals the moving parts of a home, such as doors and windows.
When outside air enters or exits a structure though cracks and crevices, this is called Air Leakage. Air leakage is detrimental; it lets in moisture which can result in mold, mildew, or allergens. By air sealing your home or business, you are essentially closing every invisible “window” left open to the cold of Winter or the heat of Summer, protecting your health, and ensuring the longevity of your investment.
What Are the Benefits Of Air Sealing?
Air sealing offers many benefits for homes and businesses. One major benefit is preventing drafts. Drafts are more noticeable in colder months and can make the living environment uncomfortable. You may hear your furnace or air conditioning kicking on and off more frequently in a drafty home. Areas around doors and windows may be colder than inner areas of the home due to cracks and gaps which cause drafts. Air sealing these drafty areas ensures a more stable temperature throughout the structure and increases your comfort.
Another benefit of air sealing is maintaining a steady temperature year-round. Buildings with large amounts of air leakage may have heating and cooling units constantly running to condition the rooms. Sealing air leaks conserves energy, saves you money, extends the life of heating and cooling systems, and protects natural resources such as gas and electricity used to condition a structure.
Air sealing also promotes cleaner air quality. Pollens, allergens, and pollutants can enter a building through cracks and gaps which may increase allergies, colds, or illnesses. Air sealing protects your health and purified air quality can be achieved through the use of a proper ventilation system.
Pests can access a building through gaps in doors, walls, or windows and through tiny spaces around wiring, lighting, ducts, and piping. Air sealing blocks out pests, which prevents infestations, illnesses, and deterioration to your home or business.
Air sealing is important in preventing indoor condensation. Condensation can appear when warm air is blown in through cracks and makes contact with colder objects. Over an extended period of time, condensation can produce mold and mildew, warp or rot wood, deteriorate insulation, and cause structural damage. Properly air sealing a home or business protects the property and everyone inside.
Proper air sealing is extremely important in protecting against drafts, air leakage, maintaining a stable temperature, promoting a cleaner air quality, blocking out pests, and preventing condensation. Air sealing may even qualify the home or business owner for a tax credit.
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