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Tips on Choosing The Right Type of Insulation For Your Home

12 May 2022

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Welcome back faithful readers of our Custom Insulation blog where we do our best to educate you, our friends, family, and neighbors on the topic of home and business insulation. We provide custom insulation services to the greater Worcester and Providence areas. Today we hope to help you make smart decisions for your future insulation upgrade project. So let’s get to it.

There are a few different types of insulation to choose from, so it’s important to understand the benefits and drawbacks of each type before you make your decision. Here are some tips on choosing the right type of insulation for your home:

  1. If you want to take advantage of the insulation tax credit, fiberglass or cellulose insulation are your best options.
  2. If you’re looking for insulation that can help control moisture, fiberglass insulation is a good choice. Cellulose insulation can also be effective in controlling moisture, but it’s important to make sure that the installation is done properly to avoid any problems.
  3. If you live in an area that’s prone to pests, insulation made from recycled paper is a good option. Recycled paper insulation is also a good choice if you want to reduce your environmental impact.
  4. If you have an old home with lots of cracks and gaps in the walls, insulation foam is a good solution. Foam insulation can fill in those gaps and help keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
  5. If you’re looking for a more comprehensive guide to choosing the right type of insulation for your home, check out the Department of Energy’s website. They have a lot of helpful information on insulation and how to choose the right type for your home.

Of course, we’re here for you too! Your consultation regarding insulation research is not only free but welcomed by us. Contact us anytime!

Introducing HEATLOK SOY 200 Cell Spray Polyurethane Home Insulation

5 May 2022

Custom Insulation Spray foam insulation in Worcester, MA

Upgrading your home with a spray foam home insulation upgrade will save you money from day one while simultaneously creating a comfortable, healthy and energy-efficient living environment for your loved ones. Let’s talk briefly about one of our most popular choices for home heat and cooling insulation products, HEATLOK SOY 200 home insulation.

HEATLOK SOY® 200, a closed cell Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation, has a unique ecological benefit that recycles plastic waste into a Rigid Spray Polyurethane Foam. This helps to more efficiently utilize the world’s nonrenewable resources. HEATLOK SOY® 200 can reduce excess waste and energy consumption in buildings by up to 50%.

The Perfect High-Humidity Choice for:

  • Basement Walls
  • Foundation Exteriors
  • Between Radiant-Heated Floors
  • Crawl Spaces
  • Exterior Bathroom Walls
  • Swimming Pools

Ask any home builder or real estate professional about what the single most profitable home improvement investment and they is will tell you to upgrade your home’s insulation. We’ll be honored to educate you fully on your options. Contact us at The Custom Insulation Company.

Blown-In Home Insulation Services Maximize Energy Efficiency

25 April 2022

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You have multiple options when it comes to insulating your Worcester home and decreasing your energy bills. “Loose-fill” or “blown-in” insulation is increasingly choses as the insulation home improvement material of choice. And of the blown-in material options available to you, the trend setting material of choice is fiberglass.

Blown-in fiberglass insulation is perfect for filling in tight voids around wiring, pipes or any area with difficult framing. It delivers measurable results by way of lower utility bills. Compared to other (and admittedly less expensive) home insulation materials, blown-in insulation proves to be more airtight because it is smaller and able to get into tiny cracks and crevices of your attic where conditioned air leaks through. This material will fill in around beams, pipes and other awkward shaped objects and spaces. It is advantageous because it seals tightly making it a much better and more energy-efficient solution. It is also moisture resistant that prevents mold, odor and rot from creeping into your home. Fiberglass comes in both rolled batting and blown forms and settles to very little to no setting of losing R-value. Adding more, installing blown in insulation is a very quick and easy process. The material is simply blown out of a hose into space to create a seamless thermal protective blanket of insulation which is done by knowledgeable experts.

Blown-in insulation will reduce energy expenditure, lowering heating and cooling costs. It is something to highly consider. In doing so, it will assure your home will be protective from the outside environment and keep you and your family comfortable inside.

For more tips on Blown-in insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.

Home Energy Efficiency Starts with Attic Insulation

24 April 2022

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You’ve seen the auto-insurance companies repeatedly advertise about how much money is wasted on auto-insurance. Well, this very day, someone here in Hebron will purchase an extremely expensive new HVAC system because their energy bills are going up. But the reason their energy bills are going up may have less to do with an inefficient HVAC system and so much more due to the home being poorly insulated. As a service to you, we’d be pleased to help you conduct a home insulation quality inspection, a simple act that just might save you multiple thousands of dollars!

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 home 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!

Spring is the Perfect Time to “Winterize” Your Home

18 April 2022

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Spring is the great time to make some home modifications to reduce energy costs. During fall and winter, a lot of homeowners were concerned about their electricity bills. Yet, even though the weather is gradually warming up, homeowners must think of ways to save on their electricity charges. Installing a good insulation will make your home more energy efficient, contributing a lot in reducing your energy consumption even if the weather outside is getting hotter.

Having a properly installed insulation will keep your home cooler without overworking your air conditioner. When attic and ceiling fans are combined with the right insulation and ventilation, you will save money in the summer and protect your roof and shingles in the winter. Good insulation will help prevent heat transfer into the house in the summer, while a cold attic in the winter reduces the likelihood of ice dams.

Increase the comfort of your home with the right insulation. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates a homeowner can save up to 20% on heating and cooling costs by sealing and insulating around the home.

For information on better insulating your home, contact Custom Insulation Company.

Blanket Attic Insulation: Maximize Energy Efficiency in Your Home

17 April 2022

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It is widely known that thermal insulation is a superb solution to reduce energy consumption and save you money on your monthly energy bills. It works in preventing heat gain or loss through the building envelope. As the temperature changes it reduces the energy demand of heating and cooling systems. Blanket insulation is an incredible value investment into your home.

We specialize in blanket insulation services here in Worcester, MA. We possess the experience and training required to correctly install the protective barrier and to maximize heat retention, cooling retention, and to reduce outside noise from entering your home. You might not realize that this product also reduces noise transfer between rooms and floors within the home as well.

In choosing your home insulation, you have options. We’ll help you understand and choose the insulation solution that works best for you and your home. We focus the discussion today on blanket insulation because it is one of the most commonly used types of insulations for a host of reasons. We’d welcome the opportunity to share the details with you personally.

For more information regarding blanket and other forms of home insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.

High Quality and Value Rain Gutter Service in RI

10 April 2022

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Gutters serve a very important purpose in your home. Every home needs rain gutters that will divert rain water away from the foundation and if applicable from your basement. And choosing aluminum gutter as your product of choice gives an added beauty that serves as an investment in your home that displays good results.

Countless homeowners like you find that seamless, thick-walled aluminum gutters will protect the home foundation, add curb appeal and give great accent lines on the home’s facade. Aside from being durable, it gives beauty and practical benefits to your home. Contractors are recommending that the aluminum rain gutters last for a long period of time because they are a strong and more cost-effective choice in terms of performance. When you choose aluminum gutters you will have peace of mind especially during the rainy season where any corrosion will not affect the appearance of the gutter. And in matching color with your design, it is easily matched to the rest of the external color scheme. They are affordable compared to other alternatives and that is the reason why they are so popular.

With the right installation performed by a highly trained gutter technician, aluminum gutter is an assurance that the right installation is the magical secret technique to long-lasting gutters. Choosing a thicker seamless aluminum gutter may cost slightly more but in style and material, it will last a long period of time, perform a high level of performance and protect your home.

For more tips on Aluminum Gutter, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.

Spray Foam Insulation: Save Money and Increase the Comfort Level of Your Home

31 March 2022

Custom Insulation Spray foam insulation in Boston, MA

Spray foam insulation is known for its relative high R-value as compared to other home insulation materials. Professional-grade spray foam insulation services will save you money on your monthly energy bills while simultaneously delivering a more comfortable living environment. High quality material installed correctly will moderate temperature fluctuations within the home thus making the home more comfortable.

Spray foam insulation securely seals your home strongly making it impenetrable to the outside elements. The polyurethane foam when sprayed into ceilings and walls and when it expands, it forms an airtight seal or in other cases it is done as moisture tight. This spray foam is commonly used to deal with small crevices and cracks along the perimeter of your home. However, the type of spray foam insulation to use will depend on the area you are insulating and it has to be sprayed properly. It is usable to be applied in many places in your home including walls, the roof, the attic and other foundations. In choosing the right type of spray foam, there is a closed cell category which is a denser and more expensive type of foam insulation or an open cell which is less dense. They are both effective however most contractors choose closed-cell foam insulation due to its higher R-value and moisture barrier properties.

The spray foam insulation when installed in your home is worth your money. It will last the lifetime of your home. The closed-cell foam insulation is very ideal though slightly expensive because of its durability. And if you opt for an extra insulating value and added moisture barrier it will result in a higher cost however endless benefits will give a fair share in your home’s value.

For more tips on Spray foam insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.

No More Cleaning Gutters with this Aluminum Gutter System

30 March 2022

Custom Insulation Company, Inc - Aluminum Gutter

Many homeowners have a kind of a love hate relationship with their gutters. You know you need them. They protect your home from excess water that pours off your roof during rain storms. The damaged caused by this excess water can ruin your fascia, soffit, foundation, landscaping and cause basement flooding. You often don’t even think about your gutters, until you notice that they are failing, peeling or need to be cleaned.

Often times, aluminum gutters are sloppily painted and they peel; several times a year they have to be cleaned. The down spouts get clogged with leaves and debris, and the gutters themselves collect everything from sticks and leaves to balls.

With seamless gutters from Custom Insulation, you can escape these problems. These aluminum gutters are available in a variety of colors with baked on enamel to ensure beauty for years to come. No peeling! The WaterFall Gutter Guard System protects your seamless gutters from debris and the need to clean your gutters.

Our Aluminum gutters with the WaterFall Gutter Guard System, helps take the hate out of your relationship with you gutters. If it is time for you to replace or update your gutters, if you are simply tired of cleaning your gutters with the change of the seasons, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.

Blanket Insulation: Home Comfort At Its Finest

24 March 2022

Sustaining the best comfort of your home is the topmost priority for your family. And there is no other way but to ensure that insulation is working properly and it is on top performance. Choosing the blanket insulation will save on energy cost and cold spots in your home giving home comfort at its finest level.

With blanket insulation, your dream will come true in creating the best home. It is one of the most commonly used types of insulation. Since it is made up of fibers which is mostly fiberglass, it is normally installed in spaces without many obstructions like pipes, wiring, etc. or even in the unfinished walls or foundation walls, floors and ceilings. It consists of batt or rolls whichever is suited for your home and fitted between joists, studs and beams. Another factor why it is the most preferred choice of homeowners is because it is an energy-efficient insulation. It is also environmentally friendly and reduces the noise from outside as well as between different rooms and floors inside your home. It is less expensive compared to other insulations and cheaper. More so, this blanket insulation is helpful and effective over draughty windows or in open doorways to shut off an unused space. This will hinder the heat loss through convection or air currents.

It is highly important to choose the type of insulation that will work best for your home. And with blanket insulation you are assured that it has high R-value depending on how thick it is. It will improve the HVAC systems of your home and guarantee that it will keep your home more comfortable all year long.

For more tips on Blanket insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company.

Insulation helps keep your house cool in the summer!