Lakeshore Blower Door provides fast and accurate blower door tests for clients all over Northwest Lower Michigan. We are licensed through the Building Performance Institute and fully insured to guarantee your new home is well cared for.
Blower door tests are now required for newly constructed homes by Section N1188.8.131.52 of the 2015 Michigan Residential Code. Some larger remodel projects or additions may also require a blower door test.
A blower door test measures the air tightness of a home by depressurizing a home to -50 pascals (roughly -.5 psi) and measures the amount of air leakage at that pressure. The test is scored in ACH (air changes per hour) and must be under 4 ACH to pass.
Once a home passes the test, a report will be completed and sent to the county building department the same day to ensure your home building process can quickly continue to move forward.
Homes rarely fail, but if they do we try and find the points of major leakage and come up with a plan to fix the leaky areas.
If you are starting a home building project and are concerned about how to pass this test please call and we would love to give a few simple tips to help ensure you pass on the first try.
Lakeshore Blower Door is based in Elk Rapids and has performed hundreds of blower door tests in Northwest Lower Michigan. We are fully licensed and insured and work with honesty and integrity. We promise to return phone calls, show up when we say we will, and communicate before, during, and after a test is completed. We understand that we are small part of building your dream home, but we strive to make that small part as easy for you as possible. Because most home owners have never heard of a blower door test, we are happy to show you the process and explain every step of the test ahead of time or while we are on site performing the test. We look forward to the opportunity to be a part of your building project.
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