Hot Shotz Thermal Imaging Services officially started up in the spring of 2007. Owner W. Mark Watkins started out air sealing and insulating homes back in the early 80’s for a local weatherization agency primarily for low income residence located in Garrett County MD. Mark went on to start Christian Brothers Painting Company, installing fiberglass insulation, air sealing and painting.
W. Mark Watkins currently holds several certifications in the building science disciplines, that combined with the practical application of weatherization products, gives Hot Shotz a unique perspective in finding and fixing problems related to air infiltration, insulation and proper ventilation.
Hot Shotz focuses on Air Sealing and Insulation because approximately 50% of the average home energy budget is allocated to the heating and cooling of our homes. Home Energy conservation is a three legged stool, Air Sealing, Insulation and efficient HVAC equipment. In most cases, mitigation strategies should be approached in that order for the best return on investment.