This image was taken by The Snell Group team member John Snell. It's an infrared image he captured last winter of a structure that had recently been insulated with blown in cellulose. With the cooler temps upon us in the North East I thought it was a good image to share! 

Tags: air, cellulose, infrared, insulation, leakage, weatherization

Views: 551

Replies to This Discussion

egads - that's bad.  How about this one?

That's pretty bad too! We have lots of these photos so I'll find some others and post them as well. 

Deanna,

 

Thanks for sharing this, it is truly rediculous. Cellulose is a great product, however like other insulation types, it really depends the installer.

John, I couldn't agree more! Here's one more, also taken by John.

Our team member Matt shared this photo with me. The image was shot after a weatherization crew had finished a job. Whole cavities throughout the home were missed or not properly dense packed with cellulose including the ones seen in the image. I think it's important to point out that infrared is helpful for not only quality assurance (from a customer's point of view) but also for the installer. Infrared can help crews to improve their installation skills ultimately reducing callbacks and saving time and money. 

If you provide crew an IR, and they first use it in late fall, they will get some very 'weird' results. Remember you blow in the cellulose with outside air. I have done QA immediately after install on a cool November day and wrongly accused my guys of missing entire walls, only to come back the next day and find a miracle.

RSS

Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy,) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.

Latest Activity

Susan E. Buchan's event was featured

EEBA Excellence in Building Conference at Doubletree Union Station Hotel

September 23, 2014 at 8am to September 25, 2014 at 2pm
13 hours ago
Susan E. Buchan posted an event

EEBA Excellence in Building Conference at Doubletree Union Station Hotel

September 23, 2014 at 8am to September 25, 2014 at 2pm
13 hours ago
Rem Husted replied to Andy Gostisha's discussion Disguising Ductless Heat Pump Units
"I think most consumers wouldn't want a big box called a refrigerator or a stove or…"
14 hours ago
Scott Katznelson replied to Scott Katznelson's discussion Database of zip code or county by climate zone
"You know those maps you can find for energy code climate zone specific reference.  That's…"
15 hours ago
JEFFREY M HUGO, CBO replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Sprinkler Mandate Debated.. What do you think should be done?
"Fire sprinklers operate when the fires are small. Typically it only takes approx 20 gallons per…"
15 hours ago
Scott Katznelson replied to Scott Katznelson's discussion Database of zip code or county by climate zone
"Thanks.  That's the best source I've yet found, and maybe the best that's out…"
15 hours ago
Diane Chojnowski replied to Scott Katznelson's discussion Database of zip code or county by climate zone
"I posted the question on HEP's facebook page and Bill Spohn commented: Try…"
16 hours ago
Profile IconKevin Jordan, Hannah Strong, Rich Snyder and 1 more joined Home Energy Pros
yesterday

© 2014   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service