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For over 10 years, Global Dwelling has provided homeowners with the home improvements they need. We are the Columbia, NY areas full-service contractor specializing in energy efficiency upgrades and home insulation. We offer a wide range of services from attic insulation, basement & crawlspace insulation, air sealing, ductwork solutions, and free home energy audits. Get in contact with us today to learn more about our extensive range of services and how we can fix your uncomfortable home!

Attic Insulation Company

If you are looking for money saving strategies and to provide your home with more comfortable, even temperature, give Global Dwelling a call. With attic insulation, you can get on the right track for improving your homes energy consumption. With our SuperAttic System we can provide you with an installation in 1-2 days, with a permanent, no-maintenance, energy saving improvement. We specialize in blown-in insulation, ice damming, attic mold services, and more. Give us a call today to learn more!

Basement & Crawl Space Insulation in Columbia, NY

The benefits of basement and crawlspace wall insulation are endless. With our insulation products, you don’t have to worry about wet, soggy, fiberglass batt insulation that can easily fall out of place or grow mold. Basements and crawlspaces perform better when they are air-sealed and insulated properly. These upgrades not only improve your home’s energy efficiency, but help provide you and your family with a durable foundation. Contact us for a free estimate!

Air Sealing Solutions For You

We provide homeowners of Columbia, NY with FREE home energy audits. Air sealing attics, windows, basements, and other areas of your home, will save you money and increase the energy efficiency of your home. Our home energy audits, can determine the quantity of air leaking out of your home and pinpoint exactly where the leaking is occurring. If you have an interest in having us diagnose your home’s problem areas, get in contact with us today!

Don’t wait any longer, and make the home improvements you’ve been waiting for. Give us a call today and find out about our home energy solutions and receive your free estimate!

Job Stories From Columbia County, NY
Get Ready for Our Growing Family

We were contacted by customers Heather and Mike, who wanted to make sure their house was as warm as could be for their new expanding family. In working with our Home Comfort Specialist, Gamal, they were able to come up with an accomplish list of just how to make their plan a reality.  Upon inspection of the house, it appeared that their crawlspace had cold air blowing through like a wind storm!!

We were able to add Spray Foam Insulation around the Rim Joists in the Basement as well as FOAMAX boards along the foundation walls to calm the storm and seal out the cold.

We recently followed up with Heather and Mike and were happy to hear their bundle of joy had arrived and all were happy and healthy.  

Thank you Heather and Mike for allowing us to make a difference in your home!!

Knee Walls- What Are They? Why Do They Matter? Why Insulate?

Knee Walls in a home are often the "forgotten space", or the "didn't know we had that space".  Our job as Building Science Experts is to explain the how and why to our customers; and we got to do just that at Mr. Warner's home in Valatie, NY.

 

So what is a knee wall?

 

A knee wall is the flat plane formed when a sloping surface, typically the roof plane of a building, intersects with the wall at a point that is lower than the normal ceiling height. In other words it's usually a short wall standing perpendicular to a sloped roof, and is usually added as support.

 

So why do they matter?  And why should I insulate it?

 

Properly sealing and insulating attic knee walls can significantly reduce air leakage and heat loss between the conditioned space and the unfinished attic. It is important to choose an air-barrier and insulation material that will reduce the air leakage and heat loss as much as possible.

 

For Mr. Warner's case, we used our 1.55" Foamax Insulation Board to ensure that all penetrations were air tight!!

Knee Walls- What Are They?  Why Do They Matter?  Why Insulate? - Photo 1
Rim Joists- The Secret Leak

A house breathes from the basement up. For many homes, the rim joist is one of the major sources of heat loss and air infiltration. The rim joist area above the foundation can cause more air leakage into the home. The project of sealing the rim joist is one of the best things that can be done to make the home more energy-efficient. It is important to also seal and insulate the top of the concrete wall where the sill plate sits. It’s the simplest and least expensive basement area to insulate and will bring the highest return on your investment.

Our team was able to make this impact in Elizaville.  This customer was particularly concerned with a cold basement and cold floors, and we all know everyone hates cold floors.

As you can see, our team used our Foamax Insulation board to seal the rim joists and what we call "picture frame" the sill plate.  How do you get warmer floors?  Tell the cold air it is not welcome in your home anymore!!

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Making A House A Home- For Your Guests

Global Dwelling recently had the pleasure to work with a customer in Kinderhook, NY, and uses her home as an Air B&B.  During the few times, she was able to come up to the home during the winter months, she became more and more concerned about how drafty and uncomfortable the home felt.  If she could notice in such a short time, what must her guests feel?

Upon inspection, our sales and production team were able to squeeze into the attic space and identify the root cause of the issue; MASSIVE gaps where there was no insulation at all.

Using our Tru-Soft Cellulose, we were able to insulate all those hard-to-reach spaces and fill the attic space with 16 inches of fresh insulation, with an R-Value of 60 (code is R49).  During the next few visits, the homeowner was able to solicit feedback from her guests about the comfortability of the home, with rave reviews.

Another happy customer here at Global Dwelling!!

Cold is never comfortable.

Mr. C called us with an uncomfortable home. he felt as though he was paying to heat any and everywhere besides the inside of his home. We assured him that he was speaking with the right team! We set up an in home comfort evaluation with a home comfort specialist. Our specialist found many air leaks and made some helpful alternative insulating method suggestions that we would happily install. Mr. C went ahead and agreed to improve the overall comfort of his home by choosing us as his insulating experts! 

 

Mr. C's main goal was to make rooms warmer in winter and be more cost and energy efficient in general. Our main goal is and always will be to help our homeowners find comfort in their homes. We began by doing so for Mr. C by insulating his attic floors. We use blow-in cellulose and dense pack it into the floors to insulate flooring. This method is effective and efficient. We also insulated his crawlspace. We installed a drainage matt with a vapor barrier encapsulation system. This allows for the crawlspace to avoid flooding while still being properly insulated which it wasn't prior to our arrival. Our insulating experts also insulate the rimjoists and walls with spray foam to properly air seal while insulating.  

 

Today Mr. C is another very happy, warm and most importantly comfortable home owner! We are so happy we had the opportunity to help another home owner find peace of mind in the way they live everyday! 

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Air- Sealing and Insulating This Home in Hudson, NY!

One of the main concerns that this homeowner had with his home was how he could have his floors improved for the cold winter months. We sent one of our home comfort specialists to evaluate his basement area and to find the areas that needed improvement.

 

It was discovered that the basement was not air-sealed and did not have some of the exterior walls insulated. Our team of experienced air-sealing contractors started by air-sealing the rim joists in the basement with ZypFoam to close up all of the accessible air penetrations that were easily getting into the space. By air-sealing, the cold air will no longer be able to get into the basement this winter, allowing for the space to keep the warm air in and the cold air out! Our insulation contractors then properly insulated the space by installing SilverGlo along all of the exterior walls that were exposed on the outside. Insulating the exterior walls put an almost blanket-like barrier between the basement space and the temperatures outside, insulating the walls prevents this from happening by limiting the air movement which also would help reduce the high-cost energy bills. 

 

This homeowner was very impressed with the upgrade of his basement! We are proud to be a Dr. Enery Saver Dealer that helps service and fix uncomfortable homes! 

Work Requests From Columbia County, NY
Project Location: Columbia, NY
Looking to insulate old stone basment
Serving the following Columbia County, NY zip codes
Hudson 12534, Claverack 12513, Ghent 12075, Elizaville 12523, Copake 12516, Craryville 12521, East Chatham 12060, New Lebanon 12125, Niverville 12130, Stuyvesant 12173, Valatie 12184, Germantown 12526, Hillsdale 12529, Chatham 12037, Canaan 12029, Austerlitz 12017, Old Chatham 12136, Ancramdale 12503, Ancram 12502, Kinderhook 12106, Copake Falls 12517, Malden Bridge 12115, Spencertown 12165