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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.

Copper Gutters Provide Protection as well as Style to Your Home

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 09, 2011

It really is essential to have a gutter system especially in the Boston area. Having gutters will prevent all sorts of harm from the roof all of the way to the basement. Rain gutters will prevent costly water damage. One form of gutters we offer that are fairly popular are the copper gutters.

Copper gutters are excellent to have for numerous factors such as the fact that they'll never rust or rot away. What ever the weather happens to be, this gutter type will withstand it well. Copper gutters add a distinctive style and flare to your house. Their style is right away noticeable and recognizable. It adds a sense of visual appeal that can only be discovered with copper. It's really more valuable than other materials, and adds an even higher value to your residence. You won't have to maintain them as much as aluminum or vinyl, but they do require some upkeep. The one area you will only want to keep an eye on is with oxidation. Copper gutters will oxidize and turn green over time unless you treat them. There are methods to preserve the shine including by utilizing sealants, but it is not needed.

On the other hand many people prefer the greenish look, particularly in older homes made from stone or stucco. There's an exclusive appeal or look to it that's only developed with time. You'll see them on homes that grow ivy as well. All of these features pretty much mean that you're going to pay a bit more for copper gutters. The positive side of that is you might be truly obtaining a product that lasts longer. You will also invest less time maintaining them. Contact us today to learn more about our gutter systems as well as our insulation methods and other fine services.

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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