Many homeowners having home energy audits are surprised to see that the exterior corners of rooms are much cooler than the rest of the walls. This is partially accounted for by the fact that wood serves as a poor insulator, but is often made worse by the fact that the framing lumber in corners (where several studs are nailed together to form the corner) is full of air leaks.
Whether finishing a custom cabinet or pointing out how an uninsulated water pipe is contributing to an ice dam, we firmly believe that details matter, and make the difference between a run of the mill job and truly professional work.
One of the biggest takeaways homeowners get from a thorough home energy audit is the sense that they missed the chance to get it right the first time. In order to correct the gaps in insulation and minimize the impact of the thermal bridges created during construction, it's often necessary to undertake a number of projects. Some will be quick and easy, but others may involve removing portions of the roof to get access to compromised insulation, or removing drywall.