Before & After

Attic Air-Sealed and Insulated in Hibbing, MN to Reduce Energy Bills

The owners of this home in Hibbing, MN were experiencing issues with ice dams forming on their roof. Due to improper air-sealing and insulation, the temperature in an attic of a home will rise as the living spaces are heated. As the attic heats, snow will melt on the roof above and form ice at the edges of the roofline causing damage to gutters and roofing tiles. Looking for an energy-efficient solution, the homeowners reached out to DBS.

Design Specialist Austin Burley went out to the property to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowners. After a thorough inspection, Austin informed the owners of the cause of the issue and educated them on insulation solutions offered by DBS.

Foreman Raeshawn Pelfry led the installation of this project with help from a crew. First, the crew air-sealed the attic by filling in all gaps and crevices with ZypFoam™, a spray foam insulation that expands into tight spaces when applied to create a tight seal. Next, they sprayed a waterproof polyurethane foam over the flooring in the attic to complete the air-sealing process. Finally, the crew blew in 17 inches of Tru-Soft™ cellulose insulation to thoroughly insulate the attic. A benefit of cellulose insulation is that it retains heat better than fiberglass batting insulation. It is also treated in a borate solution for fire-retardancy and pest repellant. 

Now that the home has been properly insulated, the homeowners can relax comfortably in their homes without suffering high energy bills.

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Duluth, MN 55803

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Eden Prairie, MN 55344
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