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Insulation Considerations To Best Fit Your Needs

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Custom Insulation Spray foam insulation in Worcester, MA

When you know that your home is in need of insulation upgrade, how do you decide what to choose. Choosing the right home insulation can be a daunting task when you take into consideration the cost of material, effectiveness of material, an durability. We offer you information here about each area of the home and which insulation materials work in those spaces.

Below are the existing parts of the house starting at the top and going all the way to the bottom.

  • Best Attic Insulation: Cellulose vs Fiberglass vs Spray Foam. If you are looking to cut down on the amount of money pouring out through your roof, attic insulation is the way to go. High energy bills and the inability to maintain a constant temperature are just some of the signs your attic needs new or updated insulation. The best insulation options for an attic are open cell spray foam, fiberglass and cellulose.

    Cellulose insulation is the oldest insulation material used for not only the attic, but other areas of the home as well. Cellulose can be either a loose-fill or blown-in material and is primarily made of recycled newsprint or denim. The fiberglass is another traditional insulation material that consists of extremely fine glass fibers. And if you ask about the open cell spray foam insulation is an air barrier material that creates a seal against air movement. It can expand up to 100 times its original size, filling every nook and cranny in the attic. The main ingredients are water-blown and organic chemical compounds derived from petroleum extracts making it environmentally safe.

  • Best Existing Walls Insulation: Blown-In Cellulose vs Injection Foam. When it comes to the existing walls of your home there is no easy way to tell you this, but the insulation must be installed by an experienced Insulation company. The good news is you can add insulation to the existing walls without removing your drywall and the extra expense of a full remodel. The Injection foam insulation and blown-in cellulose can be installed in the existing walls. When insulation does its job, it impacts the conduction (heat transfer) and the convection (air flow), which can both impact the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. More traditional forms of insulation, like cellulose, is resistant to heat that is transferred through conduction. During the winter months, the heat transfer is from the inside of your home to the outside and vice versa in the summer.
  • Best Rim Joist Insulation: Fiberglass vs Spray Foam. The rim joist is one of the most overlooked areas of the home when you are looking for the culprit causing drafts around your floor boards. The insulation options for the rim joist is spray foam or fiberglass. Fiberglas is inexpensive but it does not do as good of a job insulating the rim joist. The material when installed in the rim joist is prone to mold issues as it holds condensation against the wood which leads to mold and decay formation.

If you are looking for the best long-term solution, foam insulation products will create the air seal in your home that will make it more comfortable while saving you money on your monthly energy bills. Foam insulation does not settle or sag and it fills all the nooks and crannies where it is installed.

At the end of the day, the choice is yours when it comes to selecting the best insulation for your existing home. You have to see what makes the most sense for your family. You will need to take into consideration the kind of material, the goals you are looking to accomplish and your budget.

For more information about insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company Inc.

Sound-Proof Your Home with Home Attic Insulation

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 07, 2019
Custom Insulation Blanket Insulation in Worcester, MA

Most homeowners insulate their homes for the single purpose of thermal control, but did you know that home attic insulation also delivers noise reduction benefits. It can significantly minimize outside noise within the home.

This is particularly true for those residing near the city or other urban areas. Urban dwellers will benefit the most from the soundproofing capability of home insulation. It functions as a barrier that absorbs sound vibrations thus directly controlling the transmission of outside noise into the dwelling. However, not all insulation are effective at delivering noise reduction. Reflective insulation which is installed under the roof has excellent thermal control capabilities but it cannot control noise. Insulation that can be installed in the walls and ceiling such as blanket or batt insulation. blow-in attic insulation, spray foam, and wet spray cellulose are great options with significant sound barrier protections.

If you want your home sound-proof from outside noise and in between rooms, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc. We can help you choose the right insulation for your home.

Spray Foam Insulation: An Allergy Control Solution

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Custom Insulation Spray foam insulation in Worcester, MA

When choosing insulation for your home, consider the material that serves to improve your family's health. Some types of insulation can trigger allergies. Fiberglass batting for example can cause itchy redness when it comes in contact with your skin. There are also instances that its particles can make their way through vents which can irritate your eyes and nose. If you are looking for the best home attic insulation that will protect you allergy sufferers, Spray foam insulation is the answer. Here are reasons why it's the best option for you:

  • Spray foam does not produce dust particles. When it expands and solidifies, it doesn't collect dust, dust mites, pest droppings and other debris that are considered allergens.
  • The spray foam insulation we install in Worcester, MA does a great job sealing your attic. It can excellently cover all nooks and crannies that other insulation can't. This means any outdoor allergens like pollens won't make it inside your home.
  • It helps conserve energy consumption since it seals all holes in your home well. The lesser usage the lesser carbon emissions and more quality air both indoor and outdoor.

For more information about the advantages of spray home insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.

Spray Foam Insulation – A Value Home Improvement Investment

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 14, 2019
Custom Insulation Spray foam insulation in Worcester, MA

With current's steep energy cost, it only make sense to maximize your home’s heating and cooling efficiency. Adding spray form insulation is one of the most cost-effective home improvement projects that you can engage upon. A well-insulated home returns an immediate refund to the owner in the form of lower energy cost. If you are looking for the best value for spray foam insulation, look no further than the spray foam insulation services from Custom Insulation here in Boston, MA.

Spray foam attic insulation does a superb job in preventing treated air from seeping out from your home. Spray foam seals even the smallest hole, gap or crevice in your attic. Homeowners can expect to reduce their monthly energy costs in the neighborhood of 30-50%!

You’ll save in other ways also. Having a sufficient amount of thermal barrier spares your HVAC system from working hard just to meet the right temperature for your living space. Less demand upon your HVAC equals longer lasting lifespan of your expensive HVAC systems. Spray foam is simply the way to go for home insulation service. When it comes time to learn more, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc. to find out more details.

Spray Foam Insulation for Immediate and Long-Term Benefits - Boston, Worcester

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Spray foam insulation protects from both air infiltration and heat loss better than any other standard insulation. Its immediate and long-term benefits and advantages are based on convenience and efficiency; enough to outweigh the initial cost it requires for installation. Spray foam insulation is preferred more by homeowners and contractors because it is easily be installed in comparison to traditional insulation.

Installing spray foam insulation in your home will lower heating and cooling bills. Air-sealing with spray foam insulation improves your homes energy efficiency. This means you will use your HVAC system less often and more efficiently, resulting in significant heating and cooling savings each month. And, since the system does not deteriorate through time, the spray foam also promises long term savings.

Spray foam insulation in Boston and Worcester homes does not only save energy and cut electricity expenses, it also gives your home a comfortable indoor environment no matter the season. Spray foam insulation provides improved air quality because of the air barrier system it provides.

Another good benefit of the improved air quality and controlled humidity in your home is the elimination of airborne particles, reducing allergens in the air. Additionally, the decreased humidity reduces potential for wood rotting and molds. That is why, installing spray foam insulation is the best insulation because it fills even the smallest cracks, gaps or holes at home.

For more information on insulating a home, check out Custom Insulation.

Spray Foam Insulation FAQ's

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Does spray foam insulation release any Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)?

Polyurethane foam is not considered to emit VOC's. After curing there should be no emissions. To be sure, check with your foam supplier.

Can it be used to insulate underground water pipes?

Yes! Regional climate changes will be a part of the decision making process. During application, no moisture can be allowed on or in the foam until it has cured.

Should fiberglass insulation be removed before applying spray foam insulation?

Yes! If left in, there will be a problem with ventilation and temperature control. More clearly, the temperature of the attic floor will be different than amidst the fiberglass and the temperature amidst the fiberglass will be different than above the spray foam. The job of the spray foam is to balance temperature and humidity with the environment so condensation is prevented.

Does the surface where it will be applied have to be clean?

Yes! Any oil or dust on the application surface will prevent the spray foam insulation from adhering. A careful vacuuming job covering every nook and cranny will often be adequate.
For applications where the surface is steel (or any other metal) it is even more important for the surface to be free of dust and oil.

Does an attic need to be vented if spray foam insulation on the rafters?

That depends. If you are applying the spray foam to the roof deck and gable walls, then you want everything under that surface to be a part of the temperature conditioned space. Vents in an attic with insulation above it would be a waste of money. If you are applying spray foam to just the attic floor, then the conditioned space is below the attic floor. Vents will be necessary for preventing excess humidity.

There are likely many more questions concerning spray foam insulation. For more insulation contact Custom Insulation.

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