If you’re building a new energy-efficient home, making sure your insulation is installed correctly should be front and center, and doing so can make the difference between “pretty good” and “exceptional.”
Take a super-insulated net-zero home that was recently completed in Spring Green, Wisconsin, for example, where Accurate-Airtight Exteriors’ insulation work played a crucial role in its success. Over the course of 7 days, a two-man crew pumped 12 inches of dense-pack cellulose in the home’s double-stud walls and 22 inches in the vaulted ceiling—one of the thickest insulation installations yet for our company.
Plans and uber-airtight construction details were prepared by Amber Westerman Building Design and executed by their construction company, Poem Homes. When our insulation work was completed, blower door testing revealed an ultra-low 0.70 ACH@50Pa reading, which means this house can truly serve as a demonstration home for sustainable building methods and materials.