The two choices homeowners have when deciding what type of insulation to install are spray foam and traditional fiber products. While we believe that the best insulation is achieved through spray foam it will be our goal to achieve the maximum insulation rating possible if choosing traditional fiber products.
Every Michael Allen Home receives a trademarked “Eco EnergySeal Package” which includes advanced air sealing techniques to ensure that all homes have reduced air changes per hour. To put it simply, Ecological Insulation will work to seal up every crack and crevice with caulk and can foam to make sure every house is as energy efficient as possible.
The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) requires proper insulation and air sealing techniques to pass the energy efficient standards. While Alabama is currently adhering to the 2009 IEC Code, Michael Allen Homes meets or exceeds the 2012 IECC standard. Working in conjunction with Pella Windows, high efficiency Trane HVAC equipment and Energy Recovery Ventilators a Michael Allen Home will achieve a three Air Exchange Per Hour energy efficiency rating.
David Kahn, partner in Ecological Insulation, believes that insulation is often one of the last items thought about in building a home.
“Insulation is often an overlooked aspect of the home. What is behind the walls is usually ‘out of sight, therefore out of mind’. We believe that one way to afford more home is to pay less to operate it and keep it comfortable. Upgraded insulation is an upgrade that provides constant annual returns on investment. Utility rates do not appear to be going down, therefore the return is greater as utility rates continue to rise.”
-David Kahn of Ecological Insulation
Watch for more news about "Green Construction" and energy savings in East Lake Estates next week.