Insulation Services

Using our vast experience as insulation contractors, we will evaluate your insulation needs looking for ways to save you money on your over all energy consumption. Our recommendations address your attic, walls, ceilings, and basement insulation, as well as the importance of air sealing, roof venting, and insulating your pipes and ducts. Hugh’s has insulated all areas of the home, from the walls, ceilings, attic to the basement. 

We will consult with you on the best and most economical ways to conserve energy and save you money. We offer professional FREE Estimates.

Air Sealing

Proper Air Sealing is necessary before adding insulation!

Also among the important facts about insulation are the preparation methods for installation. Air sealing is the most critical of these. Air leakage can occur in many different parts of your home, but when you’re planning on upgrading your insulation, you’ll want to focus on the parts of the house where insulation will be added.

  • Walls - In an existing house, air sealing inside the walls usually isn't practical, but you can still take care of leaks around them. Use an all-purpose caulk, such as acrylic latex, to seal along the baseboards and crown molding. To seal electrical outlets and light switchs, install foam insulating gaskets designed for these areas. Outdoors, seal the gap between siding and foundation, corner joints of your siding, and any other gaps in the exterior. Use a caulk designed for outdoor surfaces, such as butyl or polyurethane.
  • Attic - Because they contain so many potential leaks, attics should be thoroughly sealed before insulation is added. Run a bead of caulk under and behind knee walls and around the cavities inside dropped soffits. Add flashing around the furnace flue and seal the space between the flue and the flashing with silicone caulk rated for high temperatures. Install weatherstripping around the attic hatch. If you have older, recessed lights that aren't IC-rated models, consider replacing them with IC-rated models.
  • Basement - Seal under the sill plate, which is between the sill plate and the foundation, with caulk or sill seal. The rim joists are an exception to normal weatherization guidelines in that they should be insulated before they're air sealed. This means cutting rigid foam to fit against the rim joist in the space between the floor joists. The edges of these foam sections should then be sealed with caulk.

We are an Firm.

Our crews are experienced, certified, prompt and professional!

We are an approved contractor in the Mass Save Home Energy Services Program and will assist you with every part of this process to help you save money for the short and long term.

Schedule a convenient appointment today!