Chicago Bungalow Blown In Insulation

Chicago Bungalow Blown-In Insulation is a cost-effective and efficient solution to improve the energy performance of your historic bungalow.

By filling the wall cavities and attic spaces with high-quality blown-in insulation, you can enhance thermal resistance, reduce energy waste, and create a more comfortable living environment in your Chicago bungalow.
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Chicago Bungalow Insulation

According to the Chicago Bungalow Association more than 80,000 bungalows are still standing today, this Chicago housing style represents nearly one-third of the city’s single-family housing stock.

• Brick Construction
• 1-½ Stories Above A Full Basement
• Low-Pitched Hipped Roof (Occasionally Gabled), With Wide Overhangs
• Porch With Steps Ascending From Street Level (Sometimes Side Entrances)
• Generous Windows, Sometimes With Leaded Art Glass
• Simple Style Influenced By The Arts & Crafts Movement
• Rectangular Shape: Narrow At The Front And Rear Ends, Longer On The Sides
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Reported Utility Bills Savings Up To 30%

Adding Cellulose Insulation to The Attic and Empty Wall Cavities and Air Sealing The Attic Floor
A properly insulated and air sealed home will prevent drafts from the first floor and cold tile and wood floors and prevent heat escape through the walls and ceiling framing gaps in winter.

Bungalow Insulation Means These Areas Are Treated

This is the best way to insulate a bungalow. there are choices for insulation of these surfaces like closed cell spray foam and cellulose insulation blown in. This prevents condensation and mold growth issues in the open space between the roof deck and conditioned space walls.

Floor Of Space Below
 Knee Wall / Vertical Wall
Ceiling Vault
Attic Insulation
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 Vented Clean Fresh Air In Kneewall
 Vented Attic With Solar Fan And Passive Vent Intake
 Stop Condensation In The Kneewalls
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Common Bungalow Summer And Winter Problems

The thin framing behind exterior brick does not leave a lot of space for insulation between studs / framing. Attic insulation is below current standards. The 1-½ stories above a full basement and low-pitched hipped roof (occasionally gabled), with wide overhangs make it difficult to achieve R49-60 value with limited space for insulation

Thin Brick Cold Walls
Moisture Problems
Too Hot In The Summer
Too Cold In The Winter
Icicles / Ice Dams
Heat In Close Proximity To Roof Snow
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