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Do You Need More Home Insulation in Worcester and Boston?

Joseph Coupal - Friday, July 26, 2013

It’s the season when people worrying about how to cool down their homes without using more AC.  Being comfortable while not increasing utility bills is the challenge.
 
Will attic insulation help?

Attic insulation could help if you have an older home built before standards for insulation improved. Get on a ladder and stick your head into the attic. Do you see a continuous layer of insulation with no wood peeking out? If you see a lot of lumber, you don’t have enough insulation.

Generally, if insulation was installed more than 20 years ago, its effectiveness may have deteriorated, and it may need improving. If your home was built before 1984, it almost certainly needs more insulation.

R-values measure how effectively insulation resists heat flow into your cooled spaces below. And the recommended values come from building codes and the U.S. Energy Department.

Know what the R-value should be for the space you are insulating Over-insulating an attic or crawl space won’t save you enough money on power bills to make the expense worthwhile. If you think you need more insulation, consult an expert.

If you have concrete-block walls, filling them with spray foam insulation helps can make a big improvement in cooling your house in summer and heating it in winter because many older homes made from these blocks were not insulated at all. Foam insulation can improve the R-value of concrete-block walls by as much as five times. Foam insulation can also make a dramatic difference in older frame-construction houses that have little or no insulation. If you suspect your walls aren’t properly insulated, you need to get a professional assessment.

For more information contact Custom Insulation.

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Spray Foam Insulation Saves on Electric Bills - Worcester, MA

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Spray foam insulation provides many benefits, including lower energy costs and it reduces air infiltration into your home, making it more comfortable year round.

Spray foam insulation can be used for insulating walls and attics and on roofs. It air seals around walls, roofs, corners and on other contoured surfaces. Using spray foam insulation makes your home more comfortable by preventing drafts and helps better control indoor temperature.  

The insulation resists heat transfer extremely well, helping keep the home cool during summer and warm in winter. One of spray foam insulation’s greatest benefits is its air-sealing ability blocking air infiltration without cutting insulation. The higher the R-value, and the greater the resistance to air movement, the higher the thermal performance of the insulation system.

Spray foam insulation is most effective at keeping outside air from coming into a house by sealing cracks, seams and joints, which means less energy is needed to heat and cool the home. It is more than just insulation. It acts as a moisture barrier, preventing condensation and water intrusion.  

Sealing gaps with spray foam insulation provides a barrier against exterior pollen and dust, which will improve indoor air quality which is helpful in protecting allergy sufferers. Spray foam insulation also insulates against sound.   

When having SPF installed, work with a professional contractor who can educate you on the installation process. For more information contact Custom Insulation.

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Cellulose Insulation is Efficient and Economical

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 21, 2013

If you are building a home or adding an addition, you have plenty of choices for insulation including, spray foam, batt, cellulose and blown-in. While all types of insulation works well, many feel as though cellulose is the best choice for old and new construction. Cellulose insulation gives you the most bang for your buck.

Cellulose insulation is exceptionally green-friendly, made from recycled newspapers. This makes it economical option.  But besides being economical and organic, recycled cellulose insulation out performs fiberglass insulation and is less expensive than spray-foam. Builders have been looking for a better solution to fiberglass insulation and cellulose is it. Why? Because when using cellulose insulation, the entire building envelope of your home is sealed.

Cellulose is cheaper than spray foam and is more effective than fiberglass insulation. Dense packed cellulose has an R-Value of 4.0 per inch and wicks moisture better than any other insulation. For  air infiltration and sound control, cellulose insulation is a better choice than fiberglass or spray foam.

For more information on wet spray cellulose insulation for your new construction or remodeling project in Worcester, contact Custom Insulation.

Make your Home Warmer Faster

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Is your house cold? Maybe you just think that is a fact of living in Worcester, MA. Well it is true, it is cold here, but it is possible to keep your home warmer. Add or replace your attic insulation.

You can finally feel it, it took a while to get here, but it’s cold. Replacing your attic insulation can create a significant cost savings for you. Have a reputable insulation professional come out to your home to check the filling in your attic to see if it meets the current recommendations.

If your insulation is not in line with the current guidelines, then it’s time to consider replacement insulation or perhaps just filler to get it up to par.

The next step in replacing the attic insulation is choosing the type of insulation that you want and that is appropriate.  Going with what is already installed is usually the best idea for most homes, but if your home is older, you might want to change the type of insulation that you have.  Your choices of insulation are spray foam, blown cellulose and batting.
 
Homes in Worcester and the surrounds need thicker density insulation because they are subjected to more extreme weather conditions. Contact Custom Insulation for a quote.




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