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Case Studies

dodrill case studySpray Foam Insulation in Branchland, WV Evens Out Temperature Imbalance

 

Challenge

This client was experiencing extreme temperature fluctuations during season changes in his solid metal three car garage and work shop. During our Specialist’s initial evaluation, he recorded temperatures of an unbearable 104 degrees in the center of the dwelling during a 74- degree comfortable spring day.

Solution

Our Building Analyst Specialist recommended spray foam insulation in this Branchland, WV home, which is the only insulation available that seals as well as it insulates. We installed a 1″ layer of Spray Foam Insulation with an R-value of 20 per inch. Each inch of spray foam installed increases the R-value by 20, so a 2″ layer would have an R-value of 40, a 3″ layer an R-value of 60…etc.

During our specialist’s post project evaluation, he replicated the initial evaluation using the same thermostat in the center of the metal building; he noted that the temperature was reduced by a phenomenal 25 degrees on an 80-degree day.

The client has since stated that the temperature stays comfortable and he doesn’t think he will need to install a heating and cooling system now because in the late spring, this entirely solid metal building, is maintaining a temperature that is considered comfortable in residential homes.

 

Closed Cell Foam Insulation in Walls of St. Albans, WV Home

 

dodrill case studyChallenge

This homeowner was experiencing drafts and high utility bills. We identified lots of air leaks using our thermal imaging camera and realized there was a great need for some air sealing and better insulation. Fiberglass wall insulation in this St. Albans, WV home was not going to cut it anymore.

Solution

We installed closed cell foam insulation at 6.3 R Value per inch of insulation. This solution air seals and insulates at the same time because the material expands to fill all gaps and spaces. It will not move or lose shape like Fiberglass, so the walls will remain well sealed and insulated. This polyurethane material is a very reliable wall insulation material. With just some spray foam insulation, this St. Albans, WV home will have more reasonable energy bills and less drafts.