Get a Plan
Home Performance Contractors start with a complete series of diagnostics tests, which takes about 2-4 hours. A typical test includes a blower door test to measure house air leakage and pressure dynamics, thermal (IR) camera scan to assess insulation levels, combustion safety test of gas/oil appliances, duct blaster test to measure duct leakiness to outside, ventilation tests, and complete visual inspections of building for condition, moisture issues, and structural conditions. A report summarizes the findings and includes a prioritized plan, taking into account the house's conditions, your goals, budget, lifestyle and more.
Transform your Home
Once your have your customized plan, your Home Performance Guild Contractor can execute the portions that you're ready to do. Guild Contractors can offer multiple financing options to help make the project more affordable so you can transform your home right-away. Home Performance Contractors keep building science in mind, making sure all of the improvements work together, expertly installed to last. Guild contractors help to process incentives to make it easysay to get everything available.
Trust the Results
Home Performance Contractors don't just promise improvements, they prove it. Every project finishes with a repeat of the initial diagnostic tests, validating the results. After we've left, you'll get to experience the transformation of your home into a comfortable, safe, efficient, and healthy space!
What is Home Performance?
Energy Star is a government-backed national certification for appliances, HVAC equipment, and methods which produce superior energy savings.
BPI is a national organization dedicated to further building science and the "house-as-a-system" approach. BPI writes standards that all Guild contractors follow.
The nonprofit Energy Trust of Oregon provides education and incentives to help Oregonians save energy. All Guild contractors are Energy Trust approved "trade allies."
Talie | Portland, OR
Talie, like many Portland residents, lives in a early 1900 Craftsman, a beautiful, well-built home, filled with period details. She never expected it to win awards for comfort and efficiency. The walls were uninsulated, and her daughter’s room, over the porch, never seemed to get warm, even with thick carpet. She got bids from insulation, HVAC, and window companies, but what would solve her problems?
Then she called a Guild Home Performance Contractor, who performed tests and came up with a plan to stop the leaks, and only then add insulation to make the walls warmer and reduce energy usage. By coordinating the work together using building science, the systems of the house were finally in harmony. Her daughter’s room was now “inside” the house and very cozy. Gas heating bills dropped an amazing 50%. Finally, her beautiful historic home was a modern marvel!