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Air Seal Your Home

Your attic space is one of the most important parts of your home. Proper ventilation in your attic helps address excess heat and moisture that can cause serious damage to your home. 

Does My Home need Air Sealing?

If your home experiences any of these problems, the answer is yes.

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Recessed Can Light

Not all Can Lights are compatible with insulation. In fact, covering some recessed can lights can be a fire hazard. Having a Rockwool cover not only protects you from fire hazards but also prevents air leakage and energy loss. 

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Sky Lights & Gaps

The main loss of energy is not having gaps sealed off. Just insulating isn’t enough. We foam seal any areas with gabs, including skylights, framing gaps, electrical, plumbing, and ceiling fans. 

What Would We Seal?

Ducts, Registers & Returns – Often one of the most neglected areas when it comes to sealing an attic, yet also one of the most crucial. Even if you have recently installed insulation, failing to properly seal these areas can lead to bridging and gaps between the ducts, registers, and returns. This creates a prime location for the meeting of hot and cold temperatures, resulting in excessive moisture issues and providing a breeding ground for bacteria. Choosing a seemingly cheaper option during an estimate may end up costing you more in the long run.

Don’t be fooled by other companies; instead, choose Zhe Industries, LLC. We are not just an insulation company – we are licensed Builders with comprehensive knowledge of your home.

Common Air Leaks We Seal:

What to Expect During the Air Sealing Process?

To properly air seal your home, Zhe Industries applies a strategic approach designed to maximize your home’s energy efficiency. Initially, our skilled team performs a detailed assessment to pinpoint the primary sources of air leakage. This critical first step allows us to understand your home’s unique challenges and formulate a precise plan of action.

Following the assessment, we employ advanced techniques and high-quality materials such as specialized caulk, robust weatherstripping, and superior insulation to address and seal identified leaks. This meticulous process ensures that every nook and cranny, from the roof to the crawl, receives the attention it deserves.

Our professionals work diligently to minimize disruption, ensuring the air sealing process is swift and efficient. We understand the importance of your comfort and strive to complete the sealing with minimal impact on your daily routine. 

Once our work is done, you’ll notice:

This transformation not only enhances your immediate comfort but also contributes to your home’s long-term health and efficiency. Engaging in air sealing with Zhe Industries means a significant step towards a more sustainable, cost-effective, and comfortable living environment.

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Attic Venting

Importance of Proper Attic Ventilation?

The attic space in your home is very important. Proper ventilation is imperative to combat the build-up of excessive heat and moisture, which can inflict serious harm on your property. The intense heat can cause deformation and premature aging of the roof sheathing and shingles, causing leaks earlier than anticipated. Neglecting adequate insulation on the attic floor would allow this heat to infiltrate the finished living areas, posing challenges and increasing expenses for maintaining a cozy living environment.

What to do about a Poorly Ventilated Attic?

Zhe Industries, LLC isn’t just an insulation contractor. We are a certified roofing contractor who can address whether there’s enough ventilation and add new venting as needed. We can install soffit vents, soffit baffles, gabble vents, ridge venting, and power attic or solar roof vents.

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Based on 79 reviews
Jon & Michelle Porter
Jon & Michelle Porter
March 25, 2024
I recently had attic work done by Zhe Industries, LLC and had a fantastic experience. Brian, the owner, provided a thorough and free inspection, showing kindness and punctuality throughout. He and his team were quick to understand my concerns, answer questions, and accommodate my schedule. They were also the most affordable option among quotes I received. The team's efficiency and effectiveness were remarkable, completing insulation removal, sanitization, air sealing, fan replacement, and new insulation in under 12 hours. Brian ensured quality throughout and my home now feels brand new. Highly recommend Zhe Industries, LLC for their professionalism and excellent work.
Todd Fance
Todd Fance
March 3, 2024
Top-notch service and very professional. My attic looks new, and most notably, the new insulation keeps my home at proper temperature for longer.
Breanna Carpenter
Breanna Carpenter
February 24, 2024
10/10 would recommend Brian and his team. I received a few insulation quotes and I wasn’t sold on anyone until I talked to Brian. My attic is now sanitized, sealed and properly insulated. He was also kind enough to screen the gable vents. The crew was on time and professional. Thanks Zhe!
Rich Famiglietti
Rich Famiglietti
February 16, 2024
I purchased my home in Acredale in March of 2023. It needed a number of repairs and upgrades. By the Fall, I noticed that the insolation in the attic was not doing the job and was in really poor condition. I had already spent far more than I expected for the other repairs and was thinking about just filling in the lean areas myself. I noticed a smell in the attic and found rodent droppings. I did some research and decided that the attic was more of a priority than other projects I planned. I got some estimates but did not feel confident in what these salesmen were saying. I looked one last time and found Zhe. I liked that they seem to have a direct connection to the manufacturer of the material they use. Brian came to give the estimate. He answered my questions in detail and outlined exactly what was needed to do the job correctly and to code. He and his assistant, Dave, came and finished when they said they would. They kept the house neat as they worked and had no problem answering any additional questions and allowing me to see the different stages of the job along the way. Both of them were friendly and hard-working professionals. Brian was also very cooperative in the way the paperwork was handled. The work they did came out very well. They sanitized and sealed the whole attic, eliminating the leaks and smell. They made sure the airflow is correct for proper ventilation and raised the “R value” above the current code requirements. The other companies offered less for more than I paid. My house is warmer, quieter, and that funky smell is gone. I have already passed Zhe’s contact info to a close friend.
Nonie S
Nonie S
February 10, 2024
Zhe Industries was very professional, prompt and clean. They were on time for the removal of my insulation. They thoroughly sanitized my attic and blew in new insulation. I highly recommend their services.
Clairette Campbell
Clairette Campbell
February 1, 2024
Fall of 2023 I solicited quotes from a few insulation contractors and found Zhe Industries had the most efficient and clear communication, as well as reasonable pricing, so we hired them. The work was done on the days agreed upon, cleanup afterwards was good, everything done as discussed. I would recommend. (The insulation in our 1960s ranch was very insufficient before this project, I am pleased to see how much our gas usage has gone down these cold months compared to last year.)
Brian Catalino
Brian Catalino
January 28, 2024
Completely happy. Brian and his crew did a great job on everything. Highly recommended.
natalya Lemke
natalya Lemke
December 27, 2023
I wanted a blown wall insulation done for a long time, I got it , it was done perfect , on schedule with very friendly staff. Really recommend this service.
Melody Brock
Melody Brock
December 7, 2023
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this company! They came out within a week of contacting for an estimate; we scheduled about a week or two out; job was completed in 1 day. These guys never even took a lunch break! We had removal and installation in our townhome which is about 2200+ square feet. Our family was having severe breathing concerns and our house just always was trying to combat the weather outside. HVAC was running nearly nonstop and multiple dehumidifiers running. I had no idea that bad insulation can break down and the dusting particles will end up in your HVAC system. The chemical compounds that were in my previous breaking down was alarming in and of itself. I was sold on their products being certified and certified technicians installing with 50 year shelf life. I will be dead most likely the next time insulation is needed. Definitely will continue recommending their services and the products they promote. After having a good week turnaround with the new insulation I am happy to report my HVAC has barely ran and we have not needed the dehumidifiers. Our entire family’s breathing has improved tenfold. Adding previous to new photos.
Thomas Craddock
Thomas Craddock
November 16, 2023
Outstanding service and fair price!! Highly recommended!!

Serving Virginia Beach and Surrounding Areas

Zhe Industries proudly offers air sealing and ventilation services across Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, and the surrounding Hampton Roads areas. Our commitment to excellence and attention to detail ensures your home is in expert hands.

Contact us today to schedule an inspection and take the first step towards improved home comfort and energy efficiency. Financing is available for all services.

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