Air leakage is one of the biggest sources of heating and cooling loss in a home. In fact, according to ENERGY STAR, if you added up all of the leaks and gaps in a typical home’s envelope, it would be the equivalent of having a window open every day of the year.
With the stricter requirements of the 2016 New York Residential and Commercial Energy Code, it’s pivotal now more than ever for builders to ensure each structure has a tightly sealed building envelope. The updated New York and New Jersey Residential Energy Code, for example, now requires that homes pass a blower door test with a maximum air leakage rate of 3 ACH50. That’s where we come in. At SuperSeal Insulation, we are extensively trained and certified on the latest energy codes and building science innovations. Whether you are a builder seeking to ensure code compliance or you are a homeowner experiencing drafty rooms and inconsistent temperatures, we can help identify and resolve air-leakage issues. Coupled with insulation, air sealing is a key way to create an energy-efficient space with optimal air quality. By using a contractor with vast experience with residential, commercial and industrial structures, you’ll save both time and resources.
To help meet ever-evolving energy codes and to create airtight spaces, we trust Owens Corning™ EnergyComplete® Whole Home Insulation and Air Sealing System. EnergyComplete® Sealant is a long-lasting and safe way to air seal a home. As a NGBS Green Certified product, it doesn’t release harmful chemicals, making it a better air-quality solution than traditional spray foam.
EnergyComplete® is the only air-sealing solution on the market that creates a gasket, reducing air infiltration by up to 70%*. When installed correctly, it reduces allergens and outdoor pollutants, helps keep out insects, rodents and other pests, and reduces the flow of moist air that can lead to mold growth.
For other air sealing needs, SuperSeal offers a mix of energy-saving solutions including caulking, can foams and gaskets. We will assess your project’s specifications to determine the best solution for you.
*Field measurements compared to typical new construction as predicted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report No. 62078.