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May 12, 2016
The winter of 2014-15 took a toll on the Halligan’s roof. Poor insulation led to severe ice damming (and a place for roosting bats during the warmer months). But- with a finished drywall cathedral ceiling in the main living area, we decided we needed to address the issue from the top down. Their roof was in need of replacement, so we got to work.
The Breathable Home coordinated with Kasie Jo Roofing in December 2015 to have the sheathing removed once the old shingles were gone. This allowed us to attack the insulation from the top so as not to have to deal with the expense and mess of going through the sheetrock from the inside.
We installed 7 inches of high-density spray foam directly on top of the existing drywall. In the areas where the plywood sheathing could not be removed, such as around skylights, we sprayed in dense pack cellulose to plug any voids we could not reach with the spray foam.
Thanks to perfect coordination between the various crews working on the project and agreeable weather, the job was finished on time and on budget. Now, with an insulation rating in the ceiling of R-49 (it was R-25) and a much tighter home (blower door test results went from 4,910 to 2,194 CFM at an air pressure of 50), the Halligans can anticipate a savings of 250 gallons of fuel annually.
"The Breathable Home did a wonderful job on the insulation of our roof. We couldn't be happier," said Jill Halligan. "We have found that the bedrooms are much warmer and tighter. There is a definite improvement from before the upgrade. We haven't even needed to turn on the heat in our two closed-off bedrooms."
Even on what can be considered complicated jobs, solutions can be found and savings can be realized.
Steve and Helen W, Gardiner
Dear Bo, Thank you! It has been a pleasure doing business with you. We are thrilled with our new home - your attention to detail is amazing! Our guests and neighbors always comment on the quality of the workmanship, especially those who saw it "before". Thank you for your knowledge and honesty when dealing with the business end of our transaction. It was wonderful to know we could trust what you said. If you ever need a recommendation, please don't hesitate to ask!