Tujunga, or Sunland-Tujunga, is certainly among the most idyllic places to live in Los Angeles. Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, it's one of the prime reasons why the San Fernando Valley is so widely acclaimed for its scenic beauty. But living under the shadow of Mount Lukens, the tallest peak in the L.A. area, doesn't automatically mean that your home is truly eco-friendly.
At Pure Eco Inc., we have a long track record of transforming Tujunga homes and businesses into truly energy efficient buildings that are also far more healthy for the environment. We offer a wide range of services, going far beyond insulation to address the full range of upgrades that can boost your home's energy efficiency, save you money, and reduce our collective carbon footprint. To learn more or for a free quote on any of our services, contact us today by calling 877-778-2551!
Our Vision at Pure Eco Inc.
Our company exists for two overarching reasons:
- To help home and business owners in Southern California lower their energy bills and save money month after month.
- And to reduce the use of nonrenewable energy sources, like fossil fuels, used to generate much of our electricity and thus benefit the environment.
We also include in our vision the highest standard of customer service, a commitment to customizing our services to the needs of each and every client, and a dedication to a consistently high work ethic - always showing up on time, working a "real" day, and putting true workmanship into everything we do.
Our Services at Pure Eco Inc.
Our wonderful staff offers comprehensive insulation installation and energy efficiency upgrade services for residential and commercial clients alike. We make it a point to provide every conceivable service related to saving you money on your energy bill, so you can save money, see the market value of your building rise, and be proud that you're doing your part to save the environment! While this is not an absolutely exhaustive list, below is a brief overview of our major service areas. (You can delve deeper into each topic by visiting the individual service pages elsewhere on this website.)
While our most core service is installation of new insulation, we mention air sealing first because it has to come first. Before you can lay down any insulation product, you have to make sure there are no air leaks or drafts that are going to compromise the effectiveness of the insulation's R-value and cause the insulation material to get dusty and/or damp. During the hottest and coldest months of the year, it's even more critical to have your attic air sealed, but it's important all year round.
Pure Eco's experienced staff knows exactly where to look for air leaks. Tell-tale signs like dusty batts, gaps around vents, and attic hatches with no weather stripping will be spotted without delay. Next, we use tools like a blower-door a fog-machine, or just a flashlight to locate less obvious air leak points. It takes different approaches to seal different types of air leaks. It might be a matter of caulking a small hole or crack, patching a larger gap with OSB board or plywood, or of putting heat resistant metal sheeting around a chimney that runs through the attic. We are always meticulous in identifying leakage points and in sealing them properly so they won't be a problem for you again.
Installation of Insulation
A house without insulation will lose its conditioned air (hot or cool) so fast that your energy bill will skyrocket above what it could otherwise be. Additionally, old, ineffective insulation can also be a problem. We can remove and replace damaged insulation and install new insulation in its place OR install new insulation in a home or business that has none presently. We can also safely remove dangerous asbestos containing vermiculite insulations that are often in older attics. By creating a full insulation "envelope" for your building, you could see your energy bill fall by 30%, 40%, 50%, or more.
Batts VS Blown-in Insulation
You can classify insulation by material or by the form that it takes - batts or loose fill. Loose insulation is also known as "blown-in" or "blown."
Batts consists of long rolls or pieces of insulation with some kind of a paper or aluminum backing to function as a vapor barrier, to hold the material together, and provide tabs that can overlap and be nailed to studs to hold each piece up.
Blown insulation consists simply of a loose jumble of pieces of some material or another. The pieces or chunks are blown through a plastic tube into an attic, wall, ceiling cavity, or other location by means of a powerful blower, typically located inside of an insulation truck.
The main benefits of batts include:
- Its shape and size fits nicely between standard-spaced studs/rafters.
- It is easy to work with by hand and stays put on attic ceilings without using plastic wrap or another method to hold it up (like loose fill would require.)
- It is the least expensive of all types of insulation and yet performs adequately for most situations.
However, batts does have the disadvantage of not filling in spaces 100% compactly, leaving small air gaps inside. This is not necessarily a problem, but loose fill would fill the same space more compactly, which is its main advantage. Batts insulation normally comes is fiberglass or cotton material, both of which do a good job insulating. Cotton also has the plus of being made from recycled blue jeans.
Blown-in insulation is often used on attic floors, but it's also good to blow inside of walls and ceilings. At Pure Eco Inc., we always make sure blown insulation is installed so it lays evenly and compactly so you get the most out of it. Blow-in insulation is usually either made of fiberglass or of cellulose. Both insulate at about the same R-value, but cellulose has the benefit of being made from recycled paper.
Whether to use batts or loose fill insulation in a particular place, and which insulating material is best, are complex decisions. We can give you all the relevant information and the benefit of our deep-seated expertise to help you make a choice that fits your needs and budget while still yielding impressive results!
Planning on creating a baby room that needs to be extra quiet? Or maybe a media room? Or maybe you're just determined to block out noise from a nearby train track or a busy street? Our highly trained team can install ROXUL Soundproof Insulation products that will radically change the sound level in each room you insulate with it. The rock wool material that ROXUL is made of is unique and makes it easily the best soundproofing insulation product on the market today. We have deep experience in installing ROXUL products properly to get the highest performance. ROXUL not only greatly reduces sound transfer though your walls, but it also resists mold, insects, fire, and practically all other hazards that could affect insulation products.
Radiant Barrier Installation
Radiant barriers shouldn't be used as a substitute for proper insulation in an attic, but they make a great addition. A radiant barrier lays directly under the roof line and bounces radiant heat from the sun back outside the attic so it won't build up in the attic until it seeps down into the lower areas of your house.
Radiant barriers consist of multiple layers of aluminum material that is extremely reflective of radiant heat. They also have a paper or other backing to give them additional strength. When installed correctly, dust build up will be minimized - and that's important since a dusty surface will no longer be as reflective.
Our staff always installs radiant barriers according to manufacturer's recommendations and for optimal and long-lived performance. We can help you better understand how radiant barriers work and assist you in choosing the brand/type that's right for you!
Rodents in the attic are a huge problem, not only because it makes you scared to venture up there - especially at night, but also because rats and mice infesting an attic will soon enough spread to other parts of your house. Using similar methods to air sealing, we can rodent proof your attic, crawl space, or other area of your building. In fact, we can combine rodent-proofing and air-sealing services and do both at the same time.
Mice can fit through holes as small as a dime in some cases, so it's important no gaps are in your attic walls or ceiling. We can caulk, patch up all holes, and place metal grids over areas where rats might try to bite or claw their way in. We can also put covers on roof vents and a chimney cap on, plus cut back tree branches that are overhanging the roof - and giving rodents an easy route up onto it! Additionally, we can set traps to help you catch rodents already inside, and we can do professional cleaning services for both attics and crawlspaces.
Ventilation & Air Quality Improvements
Good ventilation is just as important as good insulation to a building. A poorly ventilated house can experience moisture build up leading to mold and mildew growth. And old, stale air needs to be periodically replaced by fresh outdoor air. We can install attic fans, ducts, and vents, whether new or replacement ones - or we can clean or repair existing ones, to optimize your home's ventilation system. Also, we are experienced at installing UV cleansers and air scrubbers, which can improve the quality of the indoor air you and your family breathe every day!
Why Choose Us?
Pure Eco Inc. has been improving energy efficiency levels in homes and businesses in Sunland-Tujunga, the San Fernando Valley, and all of L.A. and beyond for many years. We have built up a solid reputation in local Southern California communities the old fashioned way - through hard work, top-tier expertise, and an undying dedication to 100% customer satisfaction. Our company is fully licensed, bonded, and insured. And we practice good safety precautions on every job we perform.
You can check up on us via online reviews and talk freely to our past clients. We are not afraid because we know that the feedback is going to be good. Our customer satisfaction rates, new referrals from past customers, and online reviews are consistently positive.
Here are some of the factors that set us apart from our competition and recommend us to so many of our clients:
- A deep understanding of how to make a building as energy efficient as it possibly can be at a minimal cost.
- A genuine concern for the environment.
- Competitive prices, coupled with the highest level of service.
- Guidance in getting your upgrades to qualify you for a variety of different incentive programs and tax rebates.
- We are willing to customize our services to your exact needs.
- We can adjust to your schedule and do our work on a day and at a time of day that's convenient for you.
- A work ethic that leads us to show up on time and work full days, unlike some fly by night operations - and, we always put the highest degree of workmanship into our work for you!
- Jobs are started on time and finished in a timely (but not rushed) manner.
- Our strong reputation for excellence in everything we do and for honest, above board dealings with our all our clients.
- We communicate with you as the job progresses, letting you know about any new developments. And we're always ready to listen if you need to talk to us about a change of plans.
- Our estimates are free, no-obligation, and accurate, with no hidden fees.
We treat you the way we would want to be treated were our roles reversed. We always put the customer first and help you make an informed decision on which types of energy efficiency upgrades you want to invest in.
Contact Us Today for Help with All Your Energy Efficiency Upgrades!
At Pure Eco Inc., we stand ready to assist you with all of your energy efficiency needs. If you need an energy audit, new insulation, new vents, air sealing, a radiant barrier, attic/crawlspace cleaning, or something else, feel free to our Los Angeles insulation contractor today by calling 877-778-2551!