New Home Makeover

From time to time we hear from our customers anbout how happy they are.  Here is a great example of one of those letters.

“We recently had Newell and Crathern weatherization do a full makeover on the exterior of our home. We replaced our windows vinyl siding and shingles. We upgraded our windows to a triple pane energy Star rated window. These are white vinyl replacement windows I love the low maintenance aspect of these plus the look of them. Underneath our new siding they installed a layer of half-inch XPS rigid foam adding R-value and Air barrier where there was none before. This was important to us as our house was built in the late 1800s and had a ton of air coming in through the walls even with blown in insulation in our walls this new air barrier helped out in honestly without a few bills and we are much more comfortable. We have a cathedral ceiling in the top floor of our home which does have insulation in it but when they redid our roof they added a 2 inch layer of rigid foam on top to gain better our value and installed a full layer of ice and water shield below the architectural shingles. The job was very well done we are very happy with everything the crew were very clean and friendly. And we feel much warmer and happier because of the work”

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Mobile Home Energy Efficiency

downloadOwning a mobile home can be a challenge when it comes to sealing and weatherizing. With the lack of a foundation many times there are areas that get overlooked when it comes to insulation and weatherization.

Mobile homes can be cooler in the winter and warmer in the summer. This is often a sign of poor insulation and a lack of insulation in some areas or air leaks and poor quality sealing of vents or windows. Newell and Crathern offers an energy audit that will show all the weak and poorly insulated areas. It will show heat loss and holes in your insulation, windows, doors, heating ducts and vents by using a blower door. This is a very straight forward process that pinpoints areas of concern.

In a mobile home, may times the attic area is sealed without access and lacks in insulation. The insulated underside of the home is very susceptible to damage from rodents and objects being stored under the home that may tear the underside insulation while being slid in. Because it is not on a foundation, there is more movement which loosens joints and caulking. The blower door that Newell and Crathern uses during their energy audit will identify all these problems and weak insulated areas. The lack or absence of insulation in your home will be corrected, sealing and caulking will be added and you will immediately recognize an improvement in your home’s comfort level from a heat or cool standpoint. Newell and Crathern can show you how to save money on energy by increasing your home’s efficiency. Call them today to learn more (603) 228-2102.

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Have you had Replacement Windows installed recently but still feel cold or drafty?

If you have recently installed new windows, you should be experiencing a dramatic difference. You should no longer feel drafts from your windows or have a drafty, cool feeling from your home. New windows should be removing this feeling and restoring a warm and draft free environment.

Many times if there is any air infiltration on a newer window it normally comes from around the cavity which means that the installer either neglected to add any kind of spray foam insulation or caulking or simply did not add enough of it. This is more common that not and oftentimes leads to no energy savings from your windows.Blower-Door

There is a foolproof method for determining where your energy loss is coming from. Have a weatherization energy professional add a blower mechanism, this energy loss device is designed to identify all the areas in your home where money is being wasted.

Don’t let your hard earned dollars be wasted because your windows were not installed properly. A leading provider for expert weatherization consultation would be Newell & Crathern. They are located in Loudon, NH and have many years of extensive experience. Give them a call at (603) 228-2102.

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Extended Heating Months

Are you experiencing overly high and unexpected heating amounts for the months of April and May?  This is sometimes a common occurrence, especially when the nights dip into the 20’s.  The same thing can happen later in the year when you tend to delay turning on the heat but are forced to when the nights become bitter.

One thing you can do to optimize the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems is to schedule an energy audit.  An energy audit will determine weak or non existent insulated area of your home, cracks or gaps and holes that cause dramatic heat loss.  This energy audit will give you the opportunity to remove these areas or correct them which will increase the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems ultimately saving you money and making your home more comfortable.

An excellent resource for an energy audit is Newell and Crathern located in Loudon, NH.  Give them a call at (603) 228-2102 or send them an email at  You can also visit their website at or