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Install Structural Cover Over Sloped Stairwell Ceiling in West Springfield, MA

Install Structural Cover Over Sloped Stairwell Ceiling in West Springfield, MA

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The owner of a beautiful brick home in West Springfield, MA contacted Fogarty's Home Services to help insulate his home. He was experiencing cold drafts and wanted to resolve this issue. One of our Home Comfort Specialists discovered that there were sloped stairwell ceilings that were open to the attic when conducting this homeowner's free home energy evaluation. When a stairwell has a sloped ceiling forming a big triangular space that is open to the attic, it creates a heat loss (winter) and heat gain (summer) problem in the home. The sidewalls of the open well into the attic are hard to insulate and often leak air from the walls of your house into the attic. The stairwell ceiling radiates heat from the house in to the attic, and from the hot attic to the house in the summer. Insulating the attic properly is not possible with this big stairwell hole in it. Fogarty's Home Services installed a cover made of wood over this stairwell at the attic floor level. Appropriate framing and wood sheets were used. The cover was sealed with expanding polyurethane foam to make it airtight. Blown insulation can now be installed over the attic floor and the stairwell cover. The sturdy cover doesn't pose a fall hazard if someone crawls into the attic in the future. Now, this happy customer is reporting less air leakage, less unwanted heat loss and heat gain, and the attic can be insulated properly.

Install New Everlast™ High-Efficiency Vinyl Windows in West Springfield, MA

Install New Everlast™ High-Efficiency Vinyl Windows in West Springfield, MA

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Install New Everlast™ High-Efficiency Vinyl Windows in West Springfield, MA Install New Everlast™ High-Efficiency Vinyl Windows in West Springfield, MA

This homeowner's basement windows were old, leaky, and inefficient. In the past, home builders paid little attention to the energy efficiency of basement windows, often choosing the cheapest option available. This leaves single pane glass windows with metal frames that let lots of cold air leak into the home. Single pane clear glass lets heat from the home escape by conduction through the cold glass. Metal is highly thermally conductive and a poor material for a window frame - it rusts in the damp environment near the ground and leaks a LOT of air.  Fogarty's Home Services removed the old windows and frames and installed New Everlast™ basement windows. These sliding windows have double pane glass with a specially metallic "Low E" coating on the inside of both panes of glass to reduce heat flow in or out through the glass. The frame and sashes are made completely from vinyl - the perfect material for a window so close to the ground in a damp environment - they will never rust, rot, or need paint. And Everlast™ windows are a big improvement over the way your home looks - great! This happy customer now has a warmer basement, warmer floors above the basement, less drafts, less condensation, lower overall home air leakage, and lower energy bills.

Insulating Kneewalls in West Springfield

Insulating Kneewalls in West Springfield

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The second floor of a Cape suffers from inadequate insulation, and air leaks from the soffits into poorly insulated kneewall spaces. This results in cold drafty rooms in winter that are harder than necessary to heat, and hot rooms in the summer as roof heat radiates in unchecked. Kneewall spaces are dusty and too cold or hot which is unsuitable for clean storage.

 

First, our SilverGlo™ foam insulation panels are installed on the bottom of the rafters in the kneewall spaces and the ceiling joist bays are blocked and sealed with foam to stop air leakage. Then the roof slopes are dense packed with TruSoft™ cellulose insulation to stop air flow and insulate. Finally, the flat ceiling is insulated with TruSoft™ cellulose insulation.

 

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West Springfield's Spray Foam Insulation & Basement Finishing Contractor

Spray foam insulation is the best choice for insulation if you’re looking to increase your comfort & decrease your energy bills. Spray foam insulation is truly the best option for home insulation and here are a few reasons why. Spray Foam Insulation provides an air barrier due to its ability to fill gaps and cracks. It is also great at staying in the hard to reach areas because of its super-adhesive qualities. Spray foam insulation is also waterproof, unlike fiberglass and cellulose insulation. Water will not be able to pass through the foam which makes it an extremely durable and long-lasting product. Lastly, spray foam insulation is foolproof. Spray foam is sprayed as a liquid and then expands and hardens to fill voids and gaps. There is never any chance for an area to be missed or bypassed. Once cured, spray foam insulation will stay in place for decades to come and will never shift or settle like fiberglass. To ensure your home has the best insulation available and your energy bills are low, switch to spray foam insulation today!

Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation Include:

  • Spray foam works in all areas of the home
  • Has a greater R-value
  • Acts as an air sealant
  • Is waterproof
  • Leaves no gaps

Attic Insulation Solutions For Your West Springfield Home 

We specialize in a variety of attic insulation services aimed to lessen your home's carbon footprint and save energy and money each month! When it comes to attic insulation, Fogarty's Home Services is the area's leading expert who uses only the highest quality products. Our proven attic insulation solutions offer homeowners of West Springfield a great return on their investment as well a difference they can feel year round.  

Fogarty's Home Services specializes in a wide variety of home insulation solutions ranging from spray foam, rigid foam, radiant barrier, blown-in cellulose, and much more. Our patented home insulation products have shown to lower home energy costs 30% or more! Overall the attic is using one of the least insulated parts of a home and as a result, we have perfected our attic insulation techniques to make things as efficient as possible!

If your home is suffering from high energy costs or comfort issues, contact us today for a FREE home insulation estimate. We would love to provide attic insulation to make your home more comfortable!

Services We Offer:

  • Garage Insulation
  • Home Energy Audits
  • Window & Door replacement
  • Crawl Space Insulation
  • Ice Dam Prevention

Reliable Basement Insulation Services

Fogarty's Home Services offers a wide variety of basement insulation types and products. When the right type of basement insulation is installed properly, energy bills are lowered and home comfort is improved. We have a dedicated team of basement insulation professionals with decades of experience and patented products. Our experts can identify basement insulation problems and formulate long-lasting solutions. The basement insulation we provide will eliminate mold, humidity, dampness and promote a healthier and drier space. On top of that, our basement insulation services will improve comfort and cause significant energy savings. Call or click today to schedule your FREE basement insulation estimate!

Total Basement Finishing in West Springfield

Fogarty's Home Services now offers total basement finishing for homeowners in West Springfield and throughout Western Mass. We install waterproof basement walls, basement ceilings, and basement flooring, proven to stay dry and not support mold growth. Fogarty's Home Services's expert installation techniques can transform your basement into the home theatre, playroom, fitness center, storage space, or extra living space you've been dreaming of!

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Crawl Space Insulation Experts

Fogarty's Home Services is an authorized dealer of the nationally renowned Dr. Energy Saver network. That means we have the knowledge and products to give you the exact results you are looking for. When it comes to crawl space insulation we are industry experts who have teams of professionals dedicated to making your crawl space a better place! Your home's crawl space may often go unnoticed but it holds great importance when it comes to the comfort of your home. As the lowest point of your home, the crawl space can suck in cold air from outside and once that air is inside it will slowly warm and circulate upwards throughout the rest of your home. Adding proper insulation to your crawl space can make your home healthier and also lower your energy bills by up to 30%. Crawl space insulation will block air from entering into your crawl space and we also add additional insulation so the existing air won't circulate throughout your home. Crawl space insulation is a great way to spend your money due to the future energy savings you will see! To learn more about crawl space insulation in your West Springfield home, call or click today!

Window & Door Installation Company

Fogarty's Home Services installs energy-efficient windows & doors for homeowners in West Springfield & nearby. Windows and doors are often forgotten but new windows and doors not only improve the interior and exterior appearance of your home, they also cause significant energy savings. Replacement windows and doors will help to maintain more even temperatures and eliminate drafts and energy loss. Our team of highly skilled window and door installation professionals have combined decades of experience and only use high-quality products. We offer vinyl, fiberglass and aluminum doors so we are sure to have the right products for you. Improve your home’s appeal and comfort today with replacement windows and doors. Contact Fogarty's Home Services today to schedule your FREE estimate!

Mold removal and prevention

Mold is a common household problem that is difficult to remove and unhealthy to have around. For effective mold removal services, you need trained, certified experts who can effectively test for and safely remove mold from your West Springfield, MA home.

Removing mold yourself can prove dangerous, as toxic mold can oftentimes be indistinguishable and easily spread. We provide reliable testing and recommend services guaranteed to remove unhealthy mold from your attic, basement, bathroom, or living space and prevent growth in the future.

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This home owner in West Springfield, MA called us out because of the mold in his basement. When our building science expert went into the basement he...
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When a stairwell has a sloped ceiling forming a big triangular space that is open to the attic, it creates a heat loss (winter) and heat gain...
Install
Home builders paid little attention to the energy efficiency or looks of basement windows, often choosing the cheapest option available. This leaves...
Job Stories From West Springfield, MA
Removing Mold from a Home in West Springfield, MA

This homeowner in West Springfield, MA called us hoping that we would be able to help her. Their sunroom smelled like mold and they were not sure where the smell was coming from. When our Home Comfort Specialist arrived in the home, he was able to inspect and found where the moldy smell was coming from. Mold in an attic is not normal, not healthy, and a sign that there is another problem in the home causing the relative humidity in the attic to go above 75% so mold can grow on wood and insulation. We can surely fix the relative humidity problem with other solutions, but what about the mold that’s already there? Can it be eliminated with an effective treatment? Result - Mold all over the roof deck, odor and even rot.

 

We had the perfect solution for this customer. We utilized our Mold-X2 Cleaner and Mold-X2 Botanical solutions. Mold-X2 Cleaner effectively eliminates mold and mildew stains on contact. It is non-abrasive and non-flammable, and was sprayed on effected areas. Once Mold-X2 Cleaner is applied, mold disappears instantly, leaving wood surfaces looking nearly new. Mold-X2 Botanical, a plant-based disinfectant with a pleasant, temporary scent, was sprayed on the surface, which prevents mold from growing back. Now the attic is ready for our other solutions. Result - Mold eliminated, no odors or wood rot.

Replacing Windows in West Springfield, MA

This homeowner in West Springfield, MA called us hoping to get his windows replaced in his home. They were not energy efficient and just needed to be replaced. Usually, home builders paid little attention to the energy efficiency or looks of basement windows, often choosing the cheapest option available. This leaves the home with single pane glass windows with metal frames that let lots of cold air leak into the home. Single pane clear glass lets heat from the home escape by conduction through the cold glass. Metal is highly thermally conductive and a poor material for a window frame. And metal rusts in the damp environment near the ground. Perhaps the worst part is that these basement windows leak air - lots of it, because the house has lower air pressure at the bottom and sucks cold outside air into the home, causing a cold basement and cold floors above. And let’s face it, these windows are ugly. Results - cold basement, cold floors upstairs, drafts, higher fuel and electric bills, more condensation in the basement in the summertime, less comfortable home.

 

Luckily, Fogarty's Home Services had the perfect solution for this customer. The window sashes were removed and Everlast™ basement window inserts were installed and sealed airtight. They feature 2 panes of high performance “Low E” glass, which let’s visible light through but block most of the heat flow with a special metallic coating on the inside of both panes of glass. The sash features a vinyl frame - the perfect material for a window in the damp environment near the ground. The vinyl looks great and will never rust, rot or need paint. And the new efficient windows will look great! Results - warmer basement, warmer floors above the basement, less drafts, less condensation in summer, lower overall home air leakage, lower fuel and electric bills.

Installing SunHouse™ Basement Window Enclosures in West Springfield, MA

This homeowner in West Springfield, MA called us when water was coming in through his window wells. When our Home Comfort Specialist arrived at the home, he noticed that the current window wells attached to the home had ill-fitting covers. Therefore, water was getting in around them, which was causing the water in his basement. Open metal window wells let leaves and debris collect in them, blocking light to a basement. Rain gets in, and water from over flooding gutters cascades into the window wells. Weeds grow in the window wells since they have no bottom, and mud splashes up against your window glass. And let’s face it - they are ugly! Results - Constant maintenance, far less natural light to the basement, and they are ugly!

 

Luckily, Fogarty's Home Services had the perfect solution for this customer. We removed their old enclosures and installed SunHouse™ window enclosures. The SunHouse™ window enclosure is a bright color and has a bottom to reflect much more light into the basement. The bottom prevents weeds from growing and mud doesn’t splash against the windows. SunHouses™ have a sturdy matching clear cover to keep rain and leaves out, and it keeps the wind from blowing against the windows. Plus, a window drain system was installed as well -- meaning they are protected against window wells flooding! 

Reducing Drafts and Energy Bills in West Springfield

Building code requires that no combustible materials, including wood framing and insulation, be within 2” of a masonry chimney. This has left millions of homes with an airspace from the basement or crawl space right to the attic. Air that you paid to heat is continually leaking out of your home to the vented attic where it is lost. Results - a more drafty, uncomfortable house that’s harder to heat, higher fuel and electric bills.

 

Fogarty's Home Services Solution:  Chimney Wrap.  First the space between the wood framing and masonry is flashed with metal and then sealed airtight with special high temperature fire caulk. Then completely fireproof “Rock Wool” insulation panels are installed around the chimney so that TruSoft™ cellulose insulation may be blown against the chimney.  “Chimney Wrap” leaves no gaps in the insulation around your chimney, and seals one of the biggest air leaks in your home.

Results - Lower house air leakage, less heat loss, home is more comfortable and easier to heat - lower fuel bills.

Poorly Insulated Kneewalls In West Springfield, MA

The second floor of a Cape suffers from inadequate insulation, and air leaks from the soffits into poorly insulated kneewall spaces. This results in cold drafty rooms in winter that are harder than necessary to heat, and hot rooms in the summer as roof heat radiates in unchecked. Kneewall spaces are dusty and too cold or hot - unsuitable for clean storage.

 

First, our SilverGlo™ foam insulation panels are installed on the bottom of the joists in the kneewall spaces and the ceiling rafter bays are blocked and sealed with foam to stop air leakage. Then the roof slopes are sprayed with closed cell spray foam to stop air flow and insulate. This creates a super insulated kneewall. A thermal or ignition barrier coating is added when kneewalls have HVAC equipment or are used for storage. Finally, the flat ceiling is insulated with TruSoft™ cellulose insulation.

The result, rooms are comfortable all year and need much less heat and air conditioning. Drafts are eliminated as kneewall spaces are airtight and clean and suitable for storage. Summer roof heat is far less.

Replace Basement Hatch Door in West Springfield, MA

Steps from your basement to the outdoors are convenient, but the (metal) hatch doors that cover them are completely uninsulated and leak lots of air. Cold winter air gets sucked into your home continually in winter. In summer, warm humid hair enters the basement and causes condensation on cool floors, walls, and ducts. Results - Cold basement, cold floors on the first floor, drafts higher heating/fuel costs, condensation in summer, higher electric costs for A/C. Proper framing is installed and a new insulated exterior door with weather-stripping  and locking knob is installed. Now, "inside" the house is inside the door, and "outside" is outside the door, so it doesn't matter that the hatch door is uninsulated and leaks air. Results - Warmer basement and floors over the basement, drier basement in the summer, lower fuel and electric costs, less drafts, house is easier to heat, more security.

Sealing Rim Joists in West Springfield, MA

Problem:

This homeowner contacted us with a problem that floors being cold and drafty. We got over to the house to do our Free evaluation and discovered that air was leaking through the rim joists and the window in the basement.

 

Solution: 

We talked it over with the homeowner and came up with a plan to seal the rim joists with spray foam and to cover up the window with a foamax board, this will prevent any outside air from sneaking through the basement. The homeowner was extremely happy when they saw the finished product and loved how the floors were no longer cold.

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Work Requests From West Springfield, MA
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Would like to have my attic insulated
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We are selling our house and the home inspector found what appears to be mold on the ceiling of the attic. He also indicated that there appears to be no (or very little) ventilation. We are looking for some second opinions and quotes on correcting the issues.
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Converting a porch (second floor) into a living area. Need the exposed joist insulated. The coverage area is 15'w x 15'w x 11/12"deep.
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Looking to better insulate my home, likely to include Attic Insulation and potentially replacing two basement windows. I own a 1960s brick home with original attic insulation. I am seeking quotes for costs and lead time.
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Simply seeing our options for improving temperature control in the house.
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Attic insulation
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Hi. Is your foam made with soybean or all chemical? Estimate secound floor.
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House has lots of drafts
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Hi - Looking for estimate to have blown in cellulose in 30x60 ft space above garage. Access already made. Thanks!
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