Summit Builders specializes in air sealing in Northwest Arkansas. As a result, they help prevent air leakage in your home, which can account for 30% or more of a home's heating and cooling costs. Air sealants, sometimes called air barriers will also help to control moisture in a home. While they stop most air movement, air sealants also allow any water vapor that does enter to diffuse back out again.
Properly controlling moisture in your home will improve the effectiveness of your air sealing and insulation efforts, and vice versa. Thus, moisture control contributes to a home's overall energy efficiency. Summit Builders Group specializes sealing air in Arkansas by using the most up to date spray technology to make an existing house more air tight which provides a host of benefits to the homeowner and the utility company.
The best strategy for controlling moisture in your home depends on
your climate and how your home is constructed. Before deciding on a
moisture control strategy for your home, you may first want to
understand how moisture travels through a typical home.
Air leakage, or infiltration, occurs when outside air enters a house uncontrollably through cracks and openings. Properly air sealing in NW Arkansas cracks and openings in your home can significantly reduce heating and cooling costs, improve building durability, and create a healthier indoor environment.
It is unwise to rely on air leakage for ventilation because it can't be controlled. During cold or windy weather, too much air may enter the house. When it's warmer and less windy, not enough air may enter. Air infiltration also can contribute to problems with moisture control. Moldy and dusty air can enter a leaky house through such areas as attics or foundations. This air in the house could cause health problems.
The recommended strategy in both new and old homes is to reduce air leakage as much as possible and to provide controlled ventilation as needed.