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Why seal & insulate your home?

If your home isn’t as warm as it should be in the winter or as cool as it should be in the summer, now may be the perfect time to address your home energy efficiency by turning your tax return into energy savings and financial savings. Homeowners can save about 10% of their total energy bills by sealing air leaks first, followed by adding insulation. Seal air leaks using caulk, spray foam, or weather stripping. Weatherizing your home this way is one of the most cost effective ways to improve energy efficiency and comfort. For a limited time, The Modern Pros are offering low cost attic and wall insulation options for Michigan homeowners. You can save $500 on your project of 1,000 sq ft or more.

The first step to going green is to check your home’s insulation.

Whether you are considering investing in solar panels, solar water heating, heat pumps or any other green source of energy for your home, the first step you should take is to improve your home’s insulation. This will ensure that you maximize the use of natural resources and don’t waste energy. If you skip this step, you will end up spending a lot of money buying a very powerful system to cover the energy needs of a badly insulated house. 

Insulation is one of the most efficient ways to save energy at home since it keeps it warm in the winter and cool in the summer. In fact, the Energy Star estimates that in one year a typical three-bedroom semi-detached house can save up to $400 on energy bills by installing attic and cavity wall insulation.

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Air that leaks through your home’s envelope − the outer walls, windows, doors, and other openings − wastes a lot of energy and increases your utility costs. A well-sealed envelope, coupled with the right amount of insulation, can make a real difference on your utility bills.

​DTE Energy wants you to use less and save more. One way to save on energy is through insulation. Stop air from leaking in or out by sealing the leaks and keep your home more comfortable through insulation.



InsulationMinimum RequirementsRebate Amount
Roof/Attic500 sq. ft. installed$125
Above-Grade Wall250 sq. ft. installed$125
Kneewall100 sq. ft. installed$25
Rim/Band Joist50 linear ft. installed$50
Basement Wall200 sq. ft. installed$50
Crawl Space Wall100 sq. ft. installed$50
Floor100 sq. ft. installed$50
Efficient Windows and Doors (U-value < 0.30)
Window ReplacementENERGY STAR® for Northern Climate Zone (U-value < .30)$15 per window (per unit)
Glass Patio Door Unit/Sliding Patio Door or Picture WindowENERGY STAR® for Northern Climate Zone (U-value < .30). Opening must be at least 30 square feet.$40 per unit

Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis and customers are encouraged to apply early, as program funds are limited.


Not sure you qualify?

  • DTE Energy must be the primary provider of your home’s heat (most DTE Energy gas and gas/electric combination customers qualify).
  • Single-family homes and homes with less than five connected housing units are eligible.
  • Your home must have a separate entrance and a separate meter.
  • New construction homes do not qualify.

Sealing leaks and adding insulation can improve the overall comfort of your home and help to fix many of these common problems:

  • Reduced noise from outside
  • Less pollen, dust and insects (or pests) entering your home
  • Better humidity control
  • Lower chance for ice dams on the roof/eves in snowy climates

Most homes in the United States don’t have enough insulation and have significant air leaks. In fact, if you added up all the leaks, holes and gaps in a typical home’s envelope, it would be the equivalent of having a window open every day of the year!


The Modern Pros is an experienced Michigan Insulation Contractor that can help you maximize your energy savings. We use only the BEST blown in cellulose insulation for open access attics and attic walls.


For wall insulation we use dense pack blown-in cellulose. Cellulose is one of the most eco-friendly wall insulation products available. Cellulose can be blown-in to a variety of finished home walls.

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Today, the Applegate name is synonymous with Quality and Integrity. This website, resulting from over 50 years of dedicated study, application and, for the last 30 years, of manufacturing premium cellulose insulation, is designed to bring you the relevant information you need to make educated decisions regarding an insulation solution that you can trust.