With the many insulation types available, it can be hard to determine which is best for your home. But our team is highly trained to examine your house through the energy audit process and see exactly what your energy efficiency strengths and weaknesses are. They will be able to advise you on the best type or combination of insulation, and also let you know if your windows, doors or other areas need improvement. Contact us today for a free estimate.
Fiberglass Insulation Types
Although it is one of the most affordable insulation types available, it is not our top choice for our clients. Fiberglass comes in batts or rolls that are the perfect width to fit between joists and wall studs. It is cut to fit the areas where it is being installed. When done by a home insulation professional, this will ensure you a perfect fit. But despite the precision offered by our team, the fact that the roll is cut and put into place means there will be small gaps between each piece. This allows the transfer of air and heat and minimizes the protection you receive.
For our budget-minded clients who need a super affordable solution that still yields great results, we recommend combining insulation types. We can install fiberglass insulation as a primary material and use spray foam insulation to fill the gaps. We also offer air sealing prior to installing this type of insulation so as to reinforce its performance.
Blown in Insulation Types
Using either shredded fiberglass or cellulose, blown in insulation is a popular and highly effective insulating method. If you are looking for a green product, you should know that cellulose is made of up to 85 percent recycled materials like newspaper. It is treated with boric acid to increase fire resistance. When it comes to insulation types, this is the most eco-friendly on the market.
Many homeowners have attempted to do this on their own only to need a professional come and fix their work. The efficiency of this product relies on its being installed to the appropriate thickness. If blown in too thin, it will not fill the areas needed. If blown too thick, it will be too heavy and cause settling. This will also leave areas unprotected.
By calling us, you can receive quality installation that will ensure all of the material is blown where it belongs. You won’t have to worry about particulate in the air. When installed properly, it can be as effective as open-cell spray foam insulation at a 10-20 percent lower cost.
Spray Foam Insulation Types
One of the most effective insulation types available, this foam is sprayed into place and becomes rigid. It becomes a permanent part of the structure and adds support. It fills every gap, no matter how small, creating a perfect seal. It stays in place without sagging, settling or cracking. It also provides a long-lasting leak-free seal. So how does it work?
The foam actually comes as liquids in two separate containers. When sprayed simultaneously, they combine and create the foam that expands into the spaces and becomes a firm structure. It can come in open-cell and closed-cell forms, each having their own benefits.
Open-cell – The more sponge-like of the two insulation types, it is a firm material that is porous. It does not offer much moisture protection, but it can offer excellent protection against thermal transfer and outside noise.
Closed-cell – This is the more rigid of the two insulation types, as it is non-porous. It provides absolute moisture protection. Because it offers such strength, durability and shielding against water, it is often used as a flat roof material.
We can provide you with expert installation of any of these insulation types or a combination of more than one. We will give you a free estimate on the cost so you can make a confident decision about your property.
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