eShield Attic Insulation
17 Jan 2013
There is a new product in town; it’s the radiant barrier, eShield™ attic insulation. This revolutionary new product can drastically reduce your energy consumption and your utility bills. Energy efficiency has become more and more important over the last several years. You can’t walk down the aisles of one of the big box stores and not see the energy star label and read the buzz words “energy savings” on just about everything. It’s not just a fad or a sales pitch, it’s vital for the planet as well as for your own wallet.
So you ask … “how do I begin the process?” The first step in becoming more energy conscious and more energy efficient is to have a home energy analysis. During the visit, the qualified analyst will walk around the house with you and complete a 15-point inspection of both the interior and exterior of your home. They will discuss things such as insulation, air leaks, light bulbs, fireplaces, soffits & ventilation, outlets, & hot water heaters just to mention a few. After the inspection you will be given some suggestions that you as the homeowner can do on your own to cut your consumption. You will also be given some ways that a qualified contractor can help.
Let’s talk about eShield™ specifically for a minute. eShield™ works in conjunction with your existing insulation, rather than replacing it which means not having to pay labor costs to have it removed and not having to worry about disposal. eShield™ has the capability to reflect 97% of radiant heat transfer. eShield™ is a revolutionary new type of multilayer reflective insulation that is unlike any radiant barrier on the market today. It is based on the same advanced technology and design as a NASA space suit, it reflects radiant heat. Because of this, it is able to protect your home from the sun’s damaging rays during our hot Chicago summers and also retain interior warmth during our frigid winters, dramatically reducing energy consumption year-round and saving you money. eShield™ has even been featured on abc’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition.
eShield™ has created what they call the “Perfect Attic”. It involves air sealing, blown-in insulation, and their reflective radiant barrier. In their opinion, the use of these three techniques gives you the most energy efficient attic. If interested in going even further, you can take advantage of their Ultimate Home Energy Makeover which involves installing other efficient products around the house such as CFL light bulbs and new outlet covers. One more piece of good news is that there is a tax credit being offer this year for energy efficient products such as these.
Sound interesting? The best thing is that it’s available right here in downtown Oak Lawn. Excel Windows is now an eShield contractor. Interested in seeing the product or learning more? Stop by our showroom located at 5350 W 95th Street or call the office at (708) 636-9898 to schedule a FREE home energy analysis. Also, it’s that time of year again … time for our annual Customer Appreciation Open House. On Saturday, March 16th & Sunday, March 17th from 9am – 3pm, we will open our doors to both our past, present, and future customers just to say “Thank You”. We owe our successful 35 years in business to you, and we know it. During the weekend event, we will have refreshments, our best sales of the year, and a huge raffle (1st prize will be your choice of a new Luxury Bath System, a Bow window, or eShield’s “Perfect Attic”).
If at any time you have a question, whether you’re a customer of Excel or not, please do not hesitate to call (708-636-9898). Our advice is always Free, we are never too busy for you, and we will do our best to help.