Air Sealing in Upper Michigan and Wisconsin


Proper air sealing is one of the most effective ways to improve your log home's comfort, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality. Air sealing involves identifying and closing up gaps, cracks, and other openings in your home's envelope to prevent unwanted air leakage. As experienced log home builders and weatherization experts, the WEATHERWIZE team is your trusted partner for comprehensive air sealing solutions that keep your home tight, cozy, and energy-smart.

The Benefits of Air Sealing for Your Log Home

  • Increased Comfort: Air sealing helps eliminate drafts, cold spots, and temperature fluctuations, creating a more consistent and comfortable indoor environment. By keeping conditioned air inside and outside air out, you can enjoy a more pleasant living space year-round.
  • Energy Savings: A well-sealed log home requires less energy to heat and cool, as your HVAC system doesn't have to work as hard to maintain your desired temperature. This can lead to significant savings on your utility bills and a reduced carbon footprint.
  • Improved Indoor Air Quality: Air sealing helps prevent outdoor pollutants, allergens, and moisture from infiltrating your log home, contributing to a healthier indoor environment. It also helps control indoor humidity levels, reducing the risk of mold, mildew, and other moisture-related issues.
  • Enhanced Durability: By minimizing air leakage and moisture intrusion, air sealing helps protect your log home's structural integrity and extend the life of your building materials. This can save you money on costly repairs and renovations down the line.

The WEATHERWIZE Air Sealing Process

Our team of skilled professionals follows a thorough, science-based approach to ensure that your log home is properly air sealed for maximum performance and efficiency:

  1. Energy Audit: We begin by conducting a comprehensive energy audit of your log home, using advanced tools such as blower door tests and infrared cameras to identify areas of air leakage and inefficiency. This helps us develop a targeted, cost-effective air sealing strategy tailored to your specific needs.
  2. Prioritization and Planning: Based on the results of the energy audit, we prioritize the areas of your log home that require the most attention, such as attics, crawl spaces, and around windows and doors. We then develop a detailed plan of action to address these critical areas systematically and efficiently.
  3. Sealing Techniques: Using a variety of high-quality, durable materials such as caulk, foam, and weatherstripping, our skilled technicians meticulously seal all identified gaps, cracks, and penetrations. We pay close attention to often-overlooked areas such as electrical outlets, plumbing penetrations, and ductwork to ensure a comprehensive, long-lasting seal.
  4. Ventilation Considerations: While air sealing is essential for energy efficiency, it's also important to maintain proper ventilation to ensure healthy indoor air quality. Our team carefully balances air sealing with appropriate ventilation strategies, such as installing air exchangers or optimizing your existing ventilation system.
  5. Quality Control and Testing: After completing the air sealing work, we conduct a follow-up blower door test to measure the improvement in your home's air tightness and ensure that our efforts have achieved the desired results. We also perform a final inspection to verify the quality and durability of our work.

Why Choose WEATHERWIZE for Your Air Sealing Needs?

At WEATHERWIZE, we are committed to providing the highest quality air sealing services to log home owners in the Upper Michigan and Wisconsin area. When you choose us for your project, you can expect:

  • Extensive knowledge and expertise in log home construction and weatherization
  • Comprehensive energy audits and personalized air sealing strategies
  • High-quality, durable materials and meticulous installation techniques
  • Careful attention to ventilation and indoor air quality considerations
  • Transparent communication and exceptional customer service throughout the project
  • Competitive pricing and a satisfaction guarantee on all our work

If your log home is in need of air sealing improvements or you simply want to ensure that it is as comfortable and energy-efficient as possible, contact WEATHERWIZE today. Our team is ready to help you create a tight, healthy, and sustainable living space that you can enjoy for years to come.

Remember, at WEATHERWIZE, your log home is in safe hands.