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user-7694189 | Posted in Energy Efficiency and Durability on

Anyone in NY/VT or new England area with experience using aerobarrier?  Interested in any personal experiences and info on cost.

My build will be a pretty tight ICF 1700 square foot single story with european tilt/turn style windows and I’m already planning for an ERV for fresh air.  My goal is to get it ridiculously tight to the point where it can be heated with a hair dryer.

Thanks and looking forward to any responses!

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  1. nynick | | #1

    I just got a quote which includes the sf in the basement. $1.17

  2. jadziedzic | | #2

    I had NE Aero Barrier air seal my new construction home (post drywall install). They did a great job sealing my ~3100 square foot home (got it down to 0.8 ACH50), price was nearly the same as noted by nynick.

  3. AndyCD | | #3

    This isn't an answer to your question, but weight the cost against the ROI. If you're meticulous with modern air-sealing details you can achieve "ridiculous" airtightness without yet one more chemical product. In a new build, if you're relying on AeroBarrier to get to ridiculous, that's just careless.

  4. nynick | | #4

    In my case I started with an old house that tested out to 15 ACH50. That's not a typo. 15!
    We're trying, but it's difficult to even find, much less seal, all the nooks and crannies that come with an 150-170 year old home. I wasn't considering AeroBarrier until my outside energy consultant suggested it.

    As for ROI, it'll take a long time (if ever) to provide a return, right along with the triple pane windows, R-30 walls, R-50 rafters, Blueskin, HPWH, HP Washer Dryer and the rest of it.

    But I'll tell you this. The 2.8 ACH50 garage/apartment we live in now is the most comfortable space I've ever lived in. The money is gone, but the comfort is worth it to us.

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      DCcontrarian | | #5

      I did Aerobarrier on my house, got it to 1.4 ACH50.

      It is comfortable -- evenly heated and cooled, no drafts ,no cold spots. It is also quiet and less dusty. It's so tight the house just feels different if a window is open. It is luxurious.

  5. walta100 | | #6

    No personal experience but when people post about their quotes it looks like they have what seems like a reasonable price to get down to the local code min requirement but looked very expensive if you want to get under 1ACH50.


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