Creative Conservation had the opportunity to contribute to this awesome festival in Arrington, VA (as featured in this Rolling Stone article). Using closed cell spray foam, we created larger than life size mushrooms that provided shade, photo ops and a great gathering spot for friends. This marks the third opportunity we have had to work with the promoter of Lockn’. We look forward to future artistic foam projects like this one.
Its that time of year. Outside temperatures are in the 90’s, humidity levels are through the roof and your home’s attic temperature is unbearable. The “hot cap” on top of your home effects how the entire performance of your home-from energy consumption to your basic comfort level.
Since heating a home in Virginia cost almost double what we spend to cool it, we often think of spray foam insulation as a solution for fixing our heating needs. Spray foam seals our home, so heat loss is minimized in the winter, saving money on our utility bills and increasing our winter time comfort. What about spray foam as an effective barrier against heat gain?
When temperatures rise, the radiant heat transfers from your roof, into your attic, and into your home. These adverse conditions cause our air conditioning to continually run, duct work to sweat, and humidity levels to rise. The best defense against the summer time heat is a Spray Foam Roof deck!
Spray foam installed under your roof reflects the majority of the heat transfer attempting to enter your home. Your HVAC system is then brought into a friendlier environment, eliminating duct sweating and allowing your system to work more efficiently. Attic temperatures stay with in 12 degrees of the rest of the home, removing the “hot cap” that sucks energy and comfort from your home. Your attic becomes a storage space you can actually use; no extreme temperature spikes that melt candles, fade decorations, or ruin spare furniture.
Spray foam is the solution for the summer time heat that effects our home! Hot Attic – Go Foam!
Spray foam is the major foundation of our business. From the basement/crawl space to the attic, it is designed to seal your home – top to bottom – and make it more comfortable than you ever thought possible. What you may not know is that spray foam also makes great art! If you appreciate crafts and unique décor, foam art would be a great addition to your collection. Bonus: it doesn’t harm the environment – and it looks cool!
Many of our customers have come to us with needs for the holidays or for a special event. For example, we have created foam art pieces for the Strawberry Faire in Ashland, as well as the Lockn’ Festival in Arrington, VA. We have also created “Foamy the Snowman” for our winter-loving patrons that don’t want the snow to melt. Give us a call at 800-798-1127 and let us know what you want us to create – we will be happy to discuss the options with you!
Summer is in full swing! We are big fans of this season here at Creative Conservation. Of course, along with fireworks, beach trips, and cookouts come the hot Summer days and humid nights. As the heat settles in for the long haul, keep your home cool with these seven tips:
Keep your blinds closed. Up to 30 percent of unwanted heat comes from your windows, and utilizing shades, curtains and the like can save you up to 7 percent on your bills and lower indoor temperatures by up to 20 degrees.
Regulate your own body temperature. Keep your body cool from the inside out – examples are drinking iced drinks (water, lemonade, tea, etc.) and using a cool rag on your head and wrists.
Use your fans. Turning on your bathroom and kitchen fans will pull out the hot air that comes from showering, the oven, etc.
Grill out. As previously mentioned, Summer is the perfect time of year to have an outdoor BBQ. Using your oven increases the temperature in your home – so cooking outside will minimize the amount of heat in the home.
Invest in long-term energy solutions, such as spray foam insulation. Spray foam keeps the cool air in and the hot air out – and vice-versa in the winter months.
Shade the outside of your windows. You can use an awning, plant a tree outside your window, or purchase a special shade that will let light in.
Mind the doors. Closing off rooms will prevent the cool air from permeating these areas during the hottest part of the day. You’ll want to capitalize on the cooler night hours, too, letting air flow naturally through your home.
At Creative Conservation, we not only serve residential clients (new and existing homes) – we offer our products and services on the commercial side of things as well! Here are some examples of recent commercial projects we have done in our various markets: Richmond, Charlottesville, and Salem. Please Like us on Facebook for even more photos and content!
Advanced Fueling Systems – Ashland, VA
Greer and Associates – Charlottesville, VA
Rhino Linings on wolves at Great Wolf Lodge – Williamsburg, VA