In case you haven't heard, the Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit has been renewed! This is great news if you plan to make any energy efficiency updates to your home this year. It is also a great reminder to apply any updates you made last year to your taxes this year. You could be eligible for a tax credit up to $500!

Here is a list of product eligible for tax credits.
(To be eligible these projects must be complete by December 31, 2016.)

Building envelope improvements
  • Insulation materials and systems
  • Exterior doors and windows, including skylights
  • Roofs—pigmented roofs designed to reduce heat gain, and asphalt roofs with cooling granules

Heating, cooling, and water heating equipment
  • Advanced main air circulating fan
  • Natural gas, propane, or oil furnace or hot water boiler
  • Electric heat pump water heater
  • Electric heat pump
  • Central air conditioner
  • Natural gas, propane, or oil water heater
  • Biomass stoves

These products have specific requirements to qualify for the tax credit so make sure you review the Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit requirements before making a claim on your taxes or planning a project for 2016.

Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit
If you have set your sights on a larger renewable home energy project for this year like a solar energy system or even a geothermal heat pump, you're in luck too! Those tax credits have been renewed as well. Be sure to read the details on the Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit requirements before planning your project.

Have questions on how upgrading your insulation would apply to these tax credits? Give us a call!
It doesn't take bitter cold to freeze a water pipe. Temperatures only have to dip to about 20°F for a few hours for an exposed water pipe to be at risk of freezing.

The solution is to keep these pipes from being exposed to cold temperatures. Here's how:
  • Insulate the walls to protect pipes.
  • Cover exposed pipes in crawl spaces or attics with insulation sleeves.
  • Re-route pipes to an inside wall.
  • Seal any cracks in the foundation or walls that allow pipes to be exposed to cold air.
  • If pipes are in an outside wall to reach a bathroom or kitchen, keep cabinet doors open below the sink to allow warm air to reach pipes and keep them from freezing.

Call us! We can help make sure your home is properly air sealed and insulated.
Adequate insulation is one of the most cost-effective ways a homeowner can save money on their annual energy bills! No matter the season, insulation helps to keep your heating or cooling bills in line. Thanks to the renewed energy tax credit, you can save both on your utility bill and your insulation investment!

Here is what you need to know to take advantage of the offer:

Have questions? Contact our office. 








Have a crawl space? You may have big problems.

Crawl spaces are susceptible to moisture and deterioration problems. Why? Soil has high humidity that can cause a crawl space to become damp. This damp environment can be unhealthy, harboring mold and creating an ideal living space for pests.

Think this damp space is isolated and doesn’t affect the interior of your home? Think again. The natural airflow of a home is from bottom to top (ground to sky). As your home naturally breathes, the moist air (and everything in it) flows up and into the living areas of the home.











By properly air sealing and insulating your home’s crawl space, you win by:
  • creating a more comfortable and more healthy living environment for you and your family
  • saving on energy costs by not having to heat or cool the air from the crawl space that is pulled into your home due to natural air flow
  • creating additional storage space for your home by creating a clean and dry space beneath your home

Contact Us to schedule your free estimate!

Spray foam insulation is a two-in-one product, insulating and air sealing in one step.

Unlike fiberglass or cellulose insulation, foam insulation expands when applied and completely fills a cavity to prevent air leakage and keep energy bills low. Spray foam insulation can also increase the strength of your home, helping to increase stability during high winds and severe storms.

Open cell spray foam has a density of 0.5 pounds per cubic foot. It is made up of cells of foam that are not completely closed. The cells are broken and air fills all of the “open” space inside of the material. Open cell spray foam insulation has an r-value of 3.4 to 4.5 per inch.

Closed cell spray foam has a density of 2.0 pounds per cubic foot. The cells are closed and packed tight together. They are filled with gas that helps the foam rise and expand. Closed cell foam is very dense, and therefore has greater insulating properties. Closed cell spray foam insulation has an r-value of 5.4 to 7.2 per inch.

We provide free estimates. Contact us to schedule a meeting with an estimator.

Fiberglass Insulation is the most common and widely used type of insulation. It’s the type that comes to mind for most people when thinking of insulation. Today’s fiberglass insulation is formaldehyde free and made primarily of recycled materials.

Fiberglass Batt Insulation
is available in widths suited to standard spacing of wall studs, and attic or floor joists. Batt insulation:
  • Has excellent acoustics
  • Is noncorrosive
  • Does not absorb moisture
  • Unfaced batts are noncombustible
  • Won't settle over time
  • Is lightweight
  • Is certified for superior indoor air quality (IAQ) performance


Blow-in Fiberglass Insulation can be installed in nearly any space and is commonly used to insulate attics of new homes. It can also be dense packed into closed cavities including:
  • Garage ceilings under heated areas (where there is a room above a garage)
  • Interior walls for sound control
  • Exterior walls as part of a BIB installation
  • Between floors for sound control
  • Upslope areas in attics

Wondering if Fiberglass Insulation is right for your project? Call us today for a free estimate.
Energy efficiency begins in the attic. Did you know 70% of energy loss is up, not out? By increasing the efficiency of your attic, a homeowner can begin to see a reduction in energy bills almost immediately.

Energy efficiency is about more than insulation. An efficient attic includes air sealing. According to the Department of Energy, having your home air sealed by a qualified contractor can save up to 20% on heating & cooling costs.

Air Sealing
Air sealing prevents airflow between a home and the attic. Proper air sealing helps heated and cooled air stay inside the home by closing the gaps that leak air. Think of air sealing like closing a window before running air conditioning – why condition the interior air if you are going to let it sneak out through a gap in your home’s envelope?

Your home may have leaks that are easily spotted though a visual inspection. It likely also has many other holes in its envelope that can’t be easily seen. These air leaks are found around light boxes, plumbing stacks, soffit drops, basement box sills and more.

If you are remodeling your home or building a new home, we recommend insulating top plates. A top plate is also known as the upper wall plate or ceiling plate and isn't something that can be seen or accessed in an existing home. By sealing top plates, you can reduce air transfer from conditioned living space to unconditioned attic space.

Insulating

When upgrading insulation in existing homes, blow in fiberglass is added on top of existing insulation using one of the following products. This adds R-value to the home and creates a fresh new blanket of protection.

Even newer homes can benefit from upgraded insulation. As building codes increase, nearly all homes need more insulation to ensure they are meeting current standards.

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Georgetown, DE 19947

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