Insulation that has been damaged by animal activity is less energy efficient, retains off-putting animal odors, and may contain many different types of bacteria, parasites, and fungus including histoplasmosis and raccoon roundworm. Landmark’s technicians remove contaminated insulation, neutralize the odors animals leave behind, and treat your attic for fleas, ticks, and mites.
Save Money by Increasing Energy Efficiency
Heating & cooling account for 50-70% of energy used in an average home and inadequate insulation and air leakage are the leading causes of energy waste. Landmark’s energy efficient cellulose and fiberglass insulation are an effective way to increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save money by keeping your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Homeowners can decrease their heating and cooling bills, reduce their carbon footprint, and reduce insect and wildlife problems by asking Landmark’s expert team to identify and seal gaps and assess that the level of attic insulation conforms with the standards set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
EPA R-Value Standards in Illinois
The sufficiency of insulation levels is rated by R-Value. R-Value is a measure of insulation’s ability to resist heat traveling through it. Higher R-Value corresponds with better thermal performance of the insulation. The EPA recommends an insulation value of R-49 for Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, including Cook County, Lake County, McHenry County, and DuPage County.
Since the southern half of Illinois has a somewhat milder climate than the counties surrounding Chicago, the R-Value for the southern half of Illinois is R-38.
- Dedicated Wildlife Biologists and Insulation Replacement Specialists
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- Detailed Estimate
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