Air infiltration and heat transfer have been identified as the biggest sources of energy loss in the home. As much as 40% of the energy you use to heat and cool your home could be lost due to a poorly constructed building envelope.
When there are gaps at the studs or joints in the building, insulation, or sheathing, energy can flow out of the home. At the same time, air can infiltrate your home from the outside as well, which means your heating and cooling systems need to work harder to maintain an even temperature.
By creating a tight building envelope, either by using continuous insulation or by identifying and sealing those cracks, you help prevent significant energy loss. That translates into savings on your energy bills each month, and helps to ensure a truly energy efficient home.