Active Shield Insulation

Our Process

1. INSULATION INSPECTION

Conducting our Thermal Imaging Insulation Audit allows us to produce the best product of Insulation. Allowing you to control the heat, air, moisture and even sound. Don’t forget Garage door insulation, as well as other over looked potential spots to control your indoor environment. Even the smallest gaps and cracks can be sealed and insulated with spray-on insulation.
This is why we provide a thorough inspection of your Homes’ insulation via Thermal Imaging. This elevates the old method of tearing open walls, to see if the insulation is bad or non existent. Through Thermal Imaging of your Home, we can clearly define all areas that lack proper insulation in your Home.
Upon competing our comprehensive evaluation of you home insulation and identifying any poor or un-insulated areas, we can begin to understand what is needed. Allowing us to install a snug and fully insulated home.
Thermal Imaging Home Inspections are a great way to assess:

  • Missing insulation left by remodelers where ceiling was removed
  • Missing insulation on knee walls
  • Detects Air Conditioning duct leaks
  • Shows if the builder forgot to insulate walls
  • Identifies Un-insulated wall cavities

2. DUCT WORK INSPECTION

According to APS, “A leaky duct system can cost up to $200 per year”. Most homes will benefit from a thorough duct seal. Attic ductwork often exhibit poorly sealed connections or disconnected ducts. Blowing conditioned air directly into your attic or pulling in hot air from your attic is wasting money. It’s like when one of your $4 spark plugs goes out on your car, it still runs and you may not notice , just not very efficiently and waste money.
Duct seals include:

  • Removing old dried out duct tape and broken straps , then replacing with specialized foil tape or Panduit straps ( zip ties)
  • Sealing of collar rings ,hard duct seams , plenums
  • Caulking of interior registers between drywall and the metal duct work.
  • Replacing corroded metal ductwork and deteriorated flex duct (parts are extra).
  • Re-strapping suspended ducts if needed
  • Taping serviceable areas of air conditioner.
  • Cleaning out debris from overflow condensate pan.
  • Inspecting for holes

Frequently Asked Questions

There are a number of sure signs that your home is under-insulated. Does your Air Conditioning unit run constantly? Does your power bill seem to fluctuate dramatically throughout the different seasons? Does your ceiling feel warm in the summer, and cold in the winter? These are all possible indications of insufficient insulation.

Absolutely! Many people underestimate how cold the valley gets during the winter, not to mention the high country! Anytime you are running the heating/air-conditioning, you could be losing climate controlled air due to a lack of insulation.

We like to have at least three days notice, but during the busy times of year (early and mid-summer) we recommend giving us as much notice as possible so that we can get you on the schedule.

This depends on the ease of access to the service area and the amount of insulation to be installed. Most installations can take anywhere from 1-3 hours.

Great question! There could be a few answers for this, depending on how and when your home was built. If it is an older home, the answer is pretty simple – contractors simply weren’t as well educated on the tremendous benefits of a good layer of insulation. If your home is newer, more than likely your home builder knew about the benefits of good insulation, but in the rush to get as many homes built as quickly as possible, cut a few corners. We don’t blame them too much though – because if they didn’t cut corners, our business wouldn’t have such a huge demand! Insulation is a prime indicator of a home builder trying to move too quickly. We’ve seen homes that have absolutely no insulation at all!

R-value is the rating given which indicates how well the insulation resists heat transfer. The higher the R-Value, the better the insulating properties.

In most cases, no! Most of the heat loss takes place through the ceiling and floors. However, in some situations where our customers are trying to soundproof or otherwise insulate a room or house, we drill small holes in the drywall that can then be repaired after we complete the installation. We do not perform drywall repairs, but are happy to recommend a great drywall company.