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Spray Foam Insulation is Perfect for Re-insulating Existing Homes

Joseph Coupal - Friday, April 20, 2012

Now that you have turned off the heat in your home in Worcester, and before you turn on the AC, think about how to fix up your home to save on the next round of home energy bills. Many homeowners are looking for ways to save money. One way to do that with new or pre-existing homes is by making sure it has some solid insulation.  Injection foam insulation is good for the planet AND our pocketbooks.

Foam insulation is efficient and gives you bang for your buck. Spray foam insulation is great for insulating preexisting homes or open frame new homes. Fiberglass insulation is most common in existing homes, while effective, it lets more heat out or into your home. Heat loss and air infiltration is the main culprit for wasting energy.

For a preexisting home, spray foam insulation is perfect. Perfect for re-insulating a wall system, spray foam insulation can fill cavities easily.

To start saving energy and money this spring, contact Custom Insulation.

Get Comfortable with Insulation

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Homeowners spend a lot of time and money making their homes comfortable. But you need to put some of that effort into what's behind the walls, or you’ll miss out on all the comfort and savings.

Proper insulation decreases the heat flow and helps you keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Good insulation can improve indoor air quality, protect your home from winter damage, and save you money.

  • Indoor air quality - Moisture can build up in your walls, causing the interior to slowly rot. Not all insulation can prevent mold, however. Spray foam insulation forms an air barrier, which protects your walls against moisture.          
  • Protection from ice dams in winter - In winter, as warm air from your home comes in contact with the inside edge of your roof, snow melts on that section. As it slowly trickles down, it refreezes, causing ice to build up. Water can then leak into your home, causing damage.
  • Saving money - Air leakage can run up your energy bills significantly. Making sure you close air leaks with weather stripping, caulking and insulation helps reduce your heating and cooling bills. The U.S. Department of Energy says that floors, walls and ceilings account for 31% of the air leakage in most homes.
There are a number of different insulation types to choose from. They all have an R-value, and the higher the R-value, the more effective the insulation.

Spray foam insulation has great long-term benefits.  The others may have a cheaper up-front cost, but in the long run, spray foam protects better, lasts longer, and can reduce your energy bill by up to half as much as with older insulations.

For more information on spray foam insulation for your home, contact Custom Insulation.

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