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Air Sealing

Many things contribute to your home’s overall energy efficiency—insulation and air sealing are significant ones. Do you need to insulate or seal your home in the Twin Cities area? Metro Home Insulation and Waterproofing is the company to call!

We offer air sealing for every retrofit (re-insulation) job we complete. Contact us today for a free estimate!

Sealing Your Home

Air sealing entails closing up leaks in houses to keep warm or cool air from escaping to the outside. A home’s envelope (exterior)—including the walls, roofing, foundation, windows and doors—has many small cracks and crevices through which air leaks out.

Too many air leaks left unsealed can lead to problems such as:

  • A drafty, uncomfortable home interior
  • Higher energy bills
  • Excess moisture and mold development
  • Window damage (like sill deterioration)

Two common air sealing methods are caulking and weatherstripping. Caulking is typically used for cracks and crevices between stationary house parts, while weatherstripping is used for moving components, like windows and doors.

Common Air Leak Sites

Air leaks most frequently occur in:

  • Walls
  • Windows and doors
  • Attic
  • Place where siding and chimney meets
  • Electrical outlets
  • Fireplace dampers
  • Place where dryer vents enter the wall
  • And more

Benefits of Sealing

Air sealing offers a lot of benefits for your home. It can help:

  • Lower your energy bills: If leaks are sealed up (and your home is properly insulated), your HVAC systems won’t have to work as hard, which can help lower your monthly utility bills and extend the lifespan of your heating and cooling systems.
  • Increase year-round home comfort: Air leaks can cause a lot of drafts in your home, so sealing can eliminate them and help increase overall comfort levels (as well as reduce outside noises).
  • Improve indoor air quality: If your home’s envelope isn’t properly sealed, there’s a higher risk of air pollutants, pollen, dust, etc. leaking in and decreasing the indoor air quality. This can have negative effects on your health and everyday comfort.
  • Reduce home damage: Sealing air leaks can help eliminate problems in your home, such as moisture infiltration, mold growth, insulation damage, etc.—which is good for the durability of your home.

Air Sealing Services in Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN

When you re-insulate your home, Metro Home Insulation offers complimentary air sealing services. We want to help you maximize energy efficiency, and this includes both insulating and sealing (air leaks can undermine the performance of insulation). We can also help make sure your attic is properly ventilated.

Call us at 763-400-8616 or fill out the form in the sidebar to learn more about our air sealing services or if you’re ready for a free estimate!

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Fiberglass

We install blown and batt fiberglass in homes and buildings.

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Cellulose

Environmentally friendly and effective, cellulose works well in homes and buildings.

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Spray Foam

Our team installs energy-efficient spray foam insulation to keep homes and buildings more comfortable.

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Waterproofing

Help prevent mold and moisture infiltration in homes you build with our waterproofing services.

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Insulation Removal

Metro Home Insulation provides home insulation removal services.

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Air Sealing

We include air sealing in our insulation projects to help maximize your energy efficiency.

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