Rescuing Clients from Hot Homes This Third Week of May

Guess who’s been busy? We have! This week has been very eventful for Bird Family Insulation. We’ve been going all over Georgia helping homeowners keep their homes comfortable with better insulation.

Are you curious about what’s kept our plate full this third week of May? Take a look at our latest projects below!

Better Insulated Crawl Spaces, More Comfortable Homes

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This is the beautiful home of our client, Bruce. At a glance, you’d think there weren’t any problems at all. But they were having trouble down below...

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Homes are supposed to be a place of comfort, where you can relax from the daily stresses of life. Unfortunately. the crawl space under Bruce’s house was damp and smelly. Uncontrolled air infiltration migrated upwards and entered his living space, affecting the air quality and humidity in his home. This in turn affected his quality of living.

We had previously insulated Bruce’s attic about two years ago. He was so satisfied with our past work that he called us right away to help him out with his latest crawl space problems.

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We got right to work to seal and insulate his crawl space. We used 12 Mil vapor barrier and Lapolla closed-cell spray foam to insulate his foundation walls.

The vapor barrier is a cost effective way of absorbing moisture and preventing condensation inside the crawl space. Without this, harmful bacteria and mold could grow. The closed-cell foam, on the other hand, efficiently insulates the crawl space and lets you save up to 45% on energy. Aside from helping with energy savings, just two inches of this will minimize any air infiltration as well!

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We also installed the Moisture Medic dehumidifier pictured above. It has an automatic condensate water pump. This dehumidifier has several benefits, which include:

  • Controlled moisture resulting in less chances of pest infestation
  • Improved air quality that will protect your health
  • Better humidity levels that will decrease likeliness of wood rot
  • Better comfort in your living space
  • Less use of AC, more savings

The entire project took our 4-man crew only one and a half days to complete. The combination of the dehumidifier, vapor barrier, and insulation foam brought out immediate results!

Relative humidity in Bruce’s home dropped to a comfortable 45%, with dramatic improvements in air quality. Now Bruce can say goodby to his unhealthy, damp crawlspace, and hello to a house that smells and feels better.

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Cooling Down a Metal Building in McDonough

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We dropped by McDonough for our next project. Fixing cars is difficult enough, now imagine doing it somewhere hot and stuffy! Jimmy, a hard-working auto mechanic, called us because his metal building had this very problem. We came in with the insulation solution that could help him make his work space comfier.

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The Bird family is very hands-on when it comes to projects like this. Check out Beau Bird, spraying Lapolla closed cell spray foam insulation in high and hard-to-reach places. We handle all the dirty work so our clients don’t have to.

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Here are a few pictures during the project. The foam we spray can help maintain the overall interior building temperature as well as prevent condensation and moisture. Without it, too much heat from the sun will get in during the summer. It’ll get too cold in the winter as well.

Jimmy was very satisfied with the final output as pictured below. Now he can do his job as an auto mechanic without worrying about heat or cold!

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20 Degrees Colder in Atlanta Thanks to Bird Family Insulation

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For this next project, we headed over to Atlanta to help out Scott, another homeowner in need. Because of poor insulation, his AC was never below 73 degrees in the upstairs bedrooms. The AC had to work overtime to cool his home because the bad attic insulation wasn’t trapping the cool air well.

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Here’s a close up look to show you that the insulation definitely needs to be replaced.

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His bill was going through the roof, along with the cold air from his AC. To help him save on bills as well as keep his home cool, we came in with our insulation services. First, we cleaned out all the old insulation with our handy vacuums. The entire process is dust-free so Scott doesn’t have to clean up after.

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We sealed and insulated his air ducts with spray foam insulation. We also added Applegate Bora Spray attic insulation which is safe, effective, and cost-efficient. The combination created dramatic results. Now, his AC temperatures are almost 20 degrees colder!

Here’s Scott using Bob Bird’s infrared thermometer to see the results for himself. He can now sleep in a cooler home without worrying about high energy bills.

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Let Bird Family Insulation make a difference in your home. Contact us today by calling 404-666-8160. Our family will be delighted to help.

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