We make your home more comfortable and less expensive to heat and cool with our building envelope improvements
The word “weatherize” was first used around 1945, to describe the many different procedures and treatments used to protect a building from adverse weather. Today that definition still stands, but we know a great deal more about how houses perform in all kinds of weather conditions.
We also have an impressive arsenal of weatherizing products. With today’s technology, there’s no reason to put up with uncomfortable rooms and high utility expenses in your home. That’s why Pipe Works Services is here to help! Our weatherization services are designed to address energy weaknesses – improving indoor air quality and overall home comfort.
Weatherization work focuses on the “building envelope”
A good way to understand the scope of home weatherization is to focus on the building’s skin –what building scientists call the “building envelope.”
This structural assembly typically contains wood framing (studs, plates, rafters, and sheathing) as well as insulation, water-resistant membranes, and finished surfaces (roofing, siding, and wallboard).
- Free weatherization inspection.
- Free estimates for all recommended weatherization work.
- Complete whole-house insulation upgrades.
- Seal leaky ductwork.
- Weatherstrip windows and exterior doors.
- Air seal around interior trim.
- Air seal electrical outlets.
- Seal & insulate the basement rim joists.
- Air seal recessed lights.
- Complete attic air sealing.
Most houses have too little insulation and too many air leaks
Research by the U.S. Dept. of Energy tells us that many households use twice as much energy (including electricity, natural gas, propane, and fuel oil) as they should.
Much of this wasted energy is due to leaky and poorly insulated building envelopes that force HVAC systems to consume excess electricity and/or fuel. You can detect these building envelope problems by looking for any of the 6 symptoms listed to the right.
We are the local experts for quality, affordable weatherization
Weatherization problems occur because builders aren’t required to seal energy-wasting air leaks or install more than minimum levels of home insulation during construction. But this doesn’t mean you have to put up with uncomfortable rooms and high utility bills.
Pipe Works Services‘s highly trained weatherization installers, and technicians can transform an uncomfortable, energy-wasting house into a comfortable, energy-efficient “green” home. Using some of the best-performing materials available (caulk, spray foam, different types of insulation, door sweeps, weatherstripping, gaskets, and more), we will complete all the weatherization upgrades you select.
Wouldn’t you like your house to be more comfortable and less expensive to live in and own? Get started today by calling (973) 657-5771 for a free weatherization evaluation and free estimate.