Insulation and ventilation needs to balanced properly in order to create a comfortable and well functioning home. For years, contractors focused on insulation at the expense of ventilation and may have even obstructed your home’s rafter ventilation design in the process. Snap Construction can help design a well functioning and comprehensive insulation and ventilation system for your home. Our advanced testing techniques can point out air leaks, temperature imbalances, blocked vents, and more.
If you have questions on attic insulation or proper attic ventilation, give us a call today. We are BPI Certified in energy efficient upgrades and can help assess your situation and provide you with the pertinent information you need.
FREE Energy Audit and Attic Inspection!
We are a preferred contractor for Xcel Energy, Centerpoint Energy, Owens Corning, and Minnesota Energy Resources. We work with your energy provider to for rebates on your insulation upgrade.
CenterPoint Energy offers rebates for residential air sealing and insulation upgrades. The eligibility requirements:
Attic air sealing + qualifying attic insulation – 30% of costs, $500 maximum
Air sealing only – 30% of costs, $300 maximum
Attic insulation only – No rebate available
Qualifying wall insulation – 30% of costs, $300 maximum
MN Energy Resources provides rebates for energy upgrades installed by an Authorized Insulation Contractor. Homes built within the last two years and homes that participated in the Home Energy Excellence program are not eligible for rebates. Rebate eligibility:
Air sealing + attic insulation – $650 rebate
Foundation insulation/rim joist – $425 rebate
Sidewall insulation – $425 rebate
Floor above unconditioned space – $200
Rim joist insulation only – $125 rebate
Air sealing only – $300 rebate
Xcel Energy provides rebates. Eligibility requirements include Minnesota residential customer in a single-family or multi-unit home (up to four units). The installation must be installed by a BPI Certified Contractor, like Snap Construction. Rebate eligibility:
-Attic insulation and bypass sealing where existing insulation:
-If existing is R-21 or greater, must add at least R-25 of additional insulation
-Must have a post R-value of 44 or greater
-Must have a pre R-value of 20 or less and
-Must have empty wall cavity
-Air sealing and weather stripping
-Must have post R-value of 12 or more
-Maximum rebate of $300 or 20% of the total cost of installation for qualifying projects
St.Louis Park matches 50% of utility rebates for insulation and air sealing!
Contact us to learn more about available city rebates and how you can start saving.
Your recent attic consultation brought up ventilation and insulation. Did they talk about air sealing? Hot air is high pressure pushing on your ceiling. Air is lazy! It will find its path of least resistance and enter your attic. Homes need to be decompressed with the use of a blower door to find air leaks. Once this is completed or tech will use smoke bottles in the attic to find your air leaks.
Our certified field representatives will look for problematic areas and take a look at your attic ventilation system to be sure you have the right ratio of roof vents versus soffit venting to ensure proper air exchange in your attic. We will put together a no hassle report letting you know areas of improvement.