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The Advantages of Blown in Insulation

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Few homeowners are aware that there different ways to insulate their home, and that there are some differences among the two methods. Rolled insulation, or batting, is the most recognizable option to most home owners. Many consider it the neatest, cleanest and easiest to install, but it has its advantages and disadvantages just like the blown in insulation which is installed by a professional.

The main advantage of Rolled Insulation is convenience. Rolled insulation can quickly and easily be installed, and is sold at home improvement stores for the do-it-your-self homeowner with time on their hands.
 
The advantages of blown in insulation are performance and the speed of install. Despite the fact that rolled insulation is manufactured to fit in between standard sized studs - it still does not exactly match the "fill" of professionally installed blown in insulation. Blown in insulation has optimal performance because it fits securely into every nook and cranny. It fills every crack and crevice and surrounds every piece of conduit and obstacle, which makes for a much more effective barrier than rolled insulation.

Custom Insulation Company, Inc will come to your home and insulate in a few hours, what could have taken a few days to do with rolled insulation. And again, blown in insulation will get into areas that would have never have gotten to with rolls.

This brings up the point of price. Considering the cost of materials, the higher level of protection, and the amount of time and work that a do-it-yourselfer would have to invest, it could be very well worth a bit higher initial investment to have the blown in insulation installed by professionals. You may come to find that the money you are saving on your energy bills will help pay for that extra cost in no time

Essential Energy Efficiency Starts with Attic Insulation

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 10, 2011

When it comes to a home improvement that reduces energy use and improves the interior comfort of the home environment, many first look to energy efficient air conditioning and heating units as the answer. Energy Star HVAC units are indeed energy savers. They are also very costly investments and even those have limited effectiveness if other areas of the home where heat is gained or lost are not also addressed. The place to begin is with the attic.

Attic Insulation Attic insulation and ventilation is a critical part of energy conservation in a home. Significant heat enters the home through the attic in summer and heat is lost from the attic in the winter. Attic insulation systems work less hard with less energy needed. Making sure you have proper attic insulation is key not only in the winter time but also in the summer time to prevent heat loss and cold air exiting through cracks.

Adequate attic ventilation is equally important to prevent heat and moisture from being trapped in the attic. Keeping the air circulating properly in the attic also aids in preventing unwanted heat gain and loss and prevents damaging moisture from rotting wood and promoting the growth of mildew and molds. If you are looking to make a home improvement that pays for itself in reduced energy usage as well as one that protects your most valuable investment, then contact us today. We will be happy to assess your insulation needs!

Our National Fiber's Cel-Pak Cellulose Insulation is a Energy Efficient Choice

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 24, 2011
If you want the most for your money, our cellulose blown in insulation is the top choice. It out performs most other insulation methods on the market and is less expensive too. Cellulose is also a natural organic, recycled material which has no harmful effects on people or the environment. The building industry has been using fiberglass as the old stand by and recently builders and home owners have been looking for a better solution.

Dense packed cellulose has an R-Value of 4.0 per inch which is better than most others with R-Values of 3.67 per inch. Fiberglass is in last place with an R-Value of 3.2 per inch. Cellulose also wicks moisture better than any other insulation meaning that cellulose insulation is still effective if it's wet. Air infiltration is also reduced greatly with the use of dense packed cellulose. Sound control is another huge reason to choose cellulose as many music studios have dense packed cellulose integrated in the sound control designs.

Our National Fiber’s Cel-Pak is a premium, all borate cellulose insulation with proven energy savings. Our cellulose insulation is non-irritating to skin and has no health problems associated with it. With its significant sound barrier and moisture control you can increase the value of your new buildings and existing homes. Contact us today to learn more about our insulation methods.

Quality and Durability with Our Lennox Pellet Stoves

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 16, 2011

If you want a product that stands for quality and durability, then you should definitely choose the products that are made by Lennox. Heating your home can not only be comforting and beautiful, but it can also leave stress on the owners for the energy bills that heating a home can create. Purchasing an energy efficient heating unit is the way in order to relieve this stress. Lennox makes a wonderful Pellet Stove that is capable of heating an area of 900 up to 2,000 square feet. This is a free standing pellet stove that will give adequate heating while at the same time saving money.

The major benefit of these pellet stoves is the fact that they are very easy to use. Many people have the wrong outlook when it comes to pellet stoves. They believe that there is a lot of maintenance that has to be done with the fireplace inserts or free standing stoves. However, with the Lennox Pellet Stove models, they have an ash pan that is the largest pan of any model on the market today. This allows the owner to only have to clean this pan maybe two or three times a year. This means that the owner can spend time enjoying their fireplace instead of maintaining or cleaning it. These models also employ a control system that will basically run itself once you have set it. They have a bright LED screen for easy viewing. You can set these inserts or free standing units to work up to 41 hours of operation without you having to touch it again.

These units have a bay view shape so that you can have a full view of the burning fire inside.These stoves are the perfect stoves to not only save you money but to also enjoy the beauty, warmth, and ambience that they bring. Contact us today to learn more about our stoves and be sure to check out our insulation methods and other find services and products we offer.

Warm Your Home This Winter with Our Lennox Fireplaces

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Many winter fantasies revolve around a crackling fireplace. Perhaps you're sipping hot chocolate with the kids and talking about snowflakes. Maybe you're even roasting marshmallows. Or, maybe you're cuddled with your honey by the light of the glowing embers. It's a beautiful scene, isn't it? Make the fantasy a reality with our top quality Lennox Fireplaces. We have  couple different types of fireplaces to keep you warm through this winter season, but we'd like to briefly talk about our Montebello gas fireplace .

Gas fireplaces
replicate the look and feel of wood fireplaces only there requires no wood logs to chop or purchase. These fireplaces are easy to operate, as they are activated by a wall switch or remote control. Gas fireplaces produce cleaner flames, leading to less air pollution. Gas fireplaces also have stunning looks that are located in an optimum manner to maximize the comfort they deliver. The designs are minimalistic and sleek, so these fireplaces do not take up much place by themselves.

Today's gas fireplaces have the look of traditional fireplaces. Fireplaces are available in a wide variety of styles, including traditional masonry and more contemporary looks. The Montebello has a clean-face design that is smooth and elegant, reminiscent of a classic masonry fireplace. The instant convenience of Lennox gas technology gives you total control of your fireplace and its heat output. Plus, the Montebello is available in two sizes with an array of premium accessories to give you the freedom to create the fireplace that fits your style and your home. Contact us today to learn more about our fireplaces. Also be sure to check out our insulation methods to keep your home warm during the winter and cool during the summer!

Keep Warm and Secure This Winter with our Blown-In Insulation

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Heat loss from your house might seem like a massive jolt to your domestic budget. Imagine having your heating system work overtime just because you are not warm enough. Yet, to keep yourself safe from repair costs, and keep the heat inside your house, you need to insulate it well through different methods. Well Custom Insulation has the solution and that is our blown-in cellulose insulation.

Cellulose insulation
is excellent for the environment. Like any other insulating system, cellulose insulation keeps the heat inside your house and doesn‘t let it escape. This type of insulation is more energy efficient than other methods because it uses insulating fibers, a composition of which is 80% post-consumer recycled newspapers. Similarly, the energy involved in making these fibers is comparatively lesser than traditional fiberglass or rock wools. This method is also energy efficient because it does not involve any harmful emissions. Therefore, it is environment friendly.

Because cellulose insulation is sprayed, it ensures that there is no sagging or drooping. Complete coverage will mean that heat and air are not flowing from room to room. This will also be a precaution from any potential fires in the house. Moreover, this method of insulation also seals incoming wires and plumbing holes. Covering these small holes ensures that you are living comfortably during extreme warm and cold weather. This method uses water to bind the insulation with the surface. The adhesion provided by water is durable and hard because it does not require any netting or mesh wire. The bond complex becomes hard as it dries, and therefore it is self-supporting.

Custom Insulation's cellulose method not only provides insulation for the heat it also offers the best sound insulation, thereby preventing noise pollution. This acoustic insulation will mean that you can relax in your house without exterior sounds bothering you.

In all, insulating your house by this method is the right option you should select! Contact us today to learn more about our insulation methods. Be sure to browse through our other services as well and start saving money today.



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