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Uninsulated Attic In Cook, MN

Uninsulated Attic In Cook, MN

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The attic in this Cook, Minnesota home had not yet had any form of insulation installed on the walls. They chose to go with our spray foam insulation to make their home a more comfortable place to live. 

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Is your home uncomfortable? Are you paying too much on heating and cooling? We provide the right solutions to improve your home's comfort & lower your energy bills. 

Insulating Your Saint Louis Home

We will keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer by insulating your home with the right insulation wherever it is needed. From attics to crawl spaces we improve the comfort of your home.

Types of Insulation
  • Blown-in Cellulose
  • Blown-in Fiberglass
  • Rigid Foam
  • Radiant Barrier Installation 
  • Sealing Air Leaks
  • Air Duct Sealing        
Areas of Home
  • Attic Insulation
  • Basement Insulation
  • Crawl Space Insulation
  • Garage Insulation
  • Wall Insulation
  • Floor Insulation
  • Air Duct Insulation

Comprehensive Home Energy Audit

We provide a comprehensive audit of your Saint Louis home and then walk through with you to show exactly what we found. After our audit you will have a prioritized list of home energy tasks to improve the comfort of your home.

Evaluations Include:
  • Air Leak Inspection 
  • Thermal Scanning
  • Detailed Explanation    

  • Blower Door (Infiltrometer) Test
  • Insulation Level Check
  • Appliance & Lighting Checks

Replacement Windows & Doors

If it is time to replace your windows or doors we are your local experts. We specialize in installing energy efficient products like Low E Glass to help lower your energy bills. We can also help you properly install unique items like new skylights or sliding glass doors.

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Case Studies From Saint Louis County
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This client called DBS with the problem of their basement was moving inward and leaking. This is an area that Dr. Energy Saver Solutions works...
Job Stories From Saint Louis County, MN
Keep apartment more consistent in the winter and reduce indoor alergens in Duluth, MN

Arlette D. main concern was that her apartment was very inconsistent in the winter, going from cold to warm.  She saw our booth at the Duluth Home and Garden show and signed up to have an appointment with Ron Sundberg, our design specialist.  After Ron offered the best solution to make her apartment more consistent and comfortable, our foreman Luc Bonk and his crew,went there and airsealed and insulated her attic and walls, using expanding polyurethane foam to air seal and blow in TruSoft insulation. After the attic was insulated well, they installed a David Lewis Attic access hatch cover.   They also replaced 2 windows with 2 Sunrise Double-Hung windows.  Then they airsealed and insulated the crawlspace using polyurethane foam, Cleanspace liner and TerraBlock insulation on the floor. To make sure the basement stays dry and the air that flows up and carries the allergens is reduced, Luc and crew installed a SaniDry Air Dehumidification System in the basement next to the sump and will drain into the sump.

There is no doubt that Arlette is now enjoying a consistently more comfortable home. DBS Residential Solutions was pleased that they could solve Arlette's comfort problems in Duluth, MN, in the winter, once and for all!     

Insulating and Stopping Mold in Duluth, Minnesota Basement

This Duluth homeowner had troubles with mold developing in their basement due to a moist basement atmosphere. Coupled with this issue, the customer was also experiencing heat loss through the rim joist of their home. Our specialist Henrik helped educate the homeowner on the value of insulating the rim joist and maintaining a dry basement. With the information and Henrik's professional assessment of the basement, the homeowner agreed that it would be helpful to insulate the rim joists and use a dehumidifier to control the humidity issues in the basement.

 

The insulation we typically use in this scenario is spray foam insulation. Spray foam insulation is the most well-suited insulation for the job because it provides a high r-value in this small space and it fills in gaps in the walls to properly air seal the space. Proior to installing the insulation we used a special solution to kill the existing mold in the basement and installed our Sanidry System. The Sanidry is an incredibly powerful and efficient dehumidification system that we install for our customers all the time. It keeps the basement at a safe humidity level year round. With the old mold killed and a humidity level below 60% across the basement this homeowner should not have to worry in the future about the effects of mold. Henrik and the team at DBS have created a space that is now much more comfortable and safe for the homeowner and that is exactly why we do the work that we do!

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HUGE Insulation Improvement in Hibbing, MN

This Hibbing, MN family truly enjoyed spending time together, especially gathered in their home. Although they enjoyed the time spent there, they noticed many of their rooms, especially their basement, were drafty and uncomfortable to be in. They began to wonder what they could do to make their time spent in the home more comfortable. Following a particularly cold winter, the couple decided to attend the Duluth Home Show put on at the DECC. There, they met a few employees from DBS. The problem was explained to one of DBS’ design specialists.  After talking for a bit, it was decided that it would be best to have a specialist make a trip out to the home to do a thorough inspection to get to the root of the problem. Upon the visit, the design specialist was able to answer the couples questions during the inspection. The specialist left the couple with a detailed FREE estimate which gave them a detailed quality solution. This included the replacement of a few windows and a door that had deteriorated in condition over time. In addition, the application of spray foam in the basement would improve the homes energy efficiency as well as the decrease the number of uncomfortable rooms in the home. This solution brought a warm winter during the next cold season for the couple.

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Warmer Home Insulation Project in Gilbert, MN.

DBS received an inquiry to make a home in Gilbert, MN warmer, while also reducing their utility bills at the same time. Many people think this is impossible, homeowners often choose one or the other. They don’t realize that with the work of DBS and Dr. Energy Saver, we can work to move your home towards overall energy efficiency that also keeps your heating and cooling sealed into your home. With less of the air escaping, we can also move your utility bills down. DBS came up with quite a few solutions and services we offer moving toward a more efficient home.

First, we suggested removing the existing insulation and replacing it. Providing fresh insulation that is strongly sealed makes a big difference. Then, we thought it would be helpful to air seal and re-insulate the home. We can use our insulation, then use our spray foam service to seal over the insulation. This provides a barrier that reduces heat loss and cold air sealing. We can also replace the windows to make sure that they are sealed in tightly, letting as little air out as possible. We were happy to provide the homeowners with a variety of services to move towards their goal of a cheaper, warmer home!

 

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Serving the following Saint Louis County, MN zip codes
Duluth 55814, Duluth 55805, Duluth 55810, Duluth 55802, Duluth 55815, Duluth 55806, Duluth 55811, Duluth 55803, Duluth 55816, Duluth 55807, Duluth 55812, Duluth 55804, Duluth 55808, Duluth 55801, Hibbing 55746, Hibbing 55747, Virginia 55792, Virginia 55777, Chisholm 55719, Saginaw 55779, Eveleth 55734, Ely 55731, Mountain Iron 55768, Hoyt Lakes 55750, Gilbert 55741, Aurora 55705, Iron 55751, Babbitt 55706, Britt 55710, Biwabik 55708, Buhl 55713, Side Lake 55781, Embarrass 55732, Cook 55723, Makinen 55763, Forbes 55738, Floodwood 55736, Tower 55790, Soudan 55782, Alborn 55702, Cotton 55724, Orr 55771, Canyon 55717, Angora 55703, Brimson 55602, Winton 55796, Kinney 55758, Brookston 55711, Meadowlands 55765, Crane Lake 55725, Nett Lake 55772, Melrude 55766, Twig 55791