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27 December 2018
The ridges of ice that forms on the edge of your roof may be pretty to look at, but they are a result of too much heat loss from your home. If you have had ice dams or icicles on your home in the past, don't let it happen again this year because they actually cause significant structural damage. Proper home insulation is the key to prevent ice dams from forming.
Having the right amount of home attic insulation and roof ventilation will prevent the formation of ice dams. Additionally, it will also help lower your energy consumption which reducing your monthly utility bill. Ice dams form when melted snow accumulate on the eaves of a sloped roof and refreezes there. If the roof is poorly insulated, heat that escapes through your roof melts the snow pack from the top down. The freezing temperatures then cause the water to refreeze as it accumulates in the snow on the bottom part of the roof that is not as affected by heat loss. Overtime, melted snow pools against the ice dams, creating larger ice dams and bigger problems. The ice on the roof can cause shingles to lift and water behind siding.
In order to prevent this heat loss, home attic insulation in Worcester, MA must be properly installed. The right amount of insulation will prevent heat from in your home from escaping through the roof, keeping it cold and preventing snow from melting. In Massachusetts, insulation must be at least R-38 or about 12 inches thick.
To learn more about home attic insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
19 December 2018
Our warmest Holiday wishes from the entire team here at Custom Insulation Company. Calendar year 2018 was, and continues to be, a truly remarkable year and we take this moment to recognize the joy that each and every one of you has brought to our personal and professional lives. We exist because of your faith and trust in us.
As calendar year 2019 approaches, we reflect upon the foundational recognition that "your success is our success". Our New Year’s wish for 2019 is to nurture our positive and ever strengthening partnership and to deliver ever increasing value to you, your business, and your family through the entirety of 2019.
Throughout this Holiday season may you be blessed with health and surrounded by friends and family. All the best! Cheers!
13 December 2018
Heat escaping from your home might seem like money leaking out of your pocket. Additionally, your heating equipment works overtime just to keep up. In order to dodge costly repairs and overspending while keeping your home comfortably warm, be sure your home has the right amount of home attic insulation.
Proper amounts of attic insulation will effectively trap the heat inside your home and prevents air leaks. One of the best types of insulation is blown-in cellulose insulation. Compared to other types of insulation, this uses insulating fibers that are recyclable and which are 80% newspaper. With the use of water mist, the insulation will durably bind or adhere to the surfaces where you need insulation. The bond complex hardens when it dries. This insulation makes a home much more energy efficient. Additionally, it is a green and sustainable product which does not emit harmful vapor.
With blown-in insulation, full coverage prevents heat loss and insulates the home from noise as well. Lastly, blown-in insulation in Worcester, MA can even seal wire and plumbing penetrations which mean even tiny holes are completely shrouded. This makes it a superb and affordable way in keeping your home comfortable throughout the year.
To find out more about blown-in insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company.
6 December 2018
Many homeowners want to update their insulation in order to better winter-proof their homes. For homeowners who want a high quality product and an affordable option, wet spray cellulose insulation is the best alternative in home attic insulation.
Wet spray cellulose insulation in Worcester, MA has excellent air sealing qualities and almost the same level of impermeability as spray foam insulation. Although this option is less expense because of its affordable materials. Wet spray insulation is mainly composed of shredded paper and recycled materials that are blown into cracks and crevices of the attic and walls with the use of water mist.
Wet spray insulation can help lower your energy consumption effectively trapping conditioned air inside your home and keeping the outdoor temperatures out during every season. This insulation option will winter-proof your home for an affordable price. Contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc. to find out more about wet spray cellulose insulation.
29 November 2018
The extreme cold temperatures of our Massachusetts winters are on the way. To make winter more bearable, it is imperative to keep that cold weather outside and ensure that your home is warm and cozy for your family. In order to do this, you may need to update or supplement your existing home attic insulation.
Reinforcing your home insulation can keep your heating bill lower as well. Consulting a home insulation expert about your current attic insulation setup will verify whether your home meets the right criteria for energy efficiency and comfort. If your home insulation no longer meets the latest R-value standards, you should consider replacing it or adding to it. Additionally, the right amount of attic insulation prevents ice dams from forming. This can save you from extensive damage to your down-the-line.
A trusted insulation expert can help you choose the best type of insulation to suit your home and budget. There are various forms of insulation from which to choose: spray foam, blow-in cellulose or batt, and each has their own benefits and features. These various types of insulation can fill or cover cracks and crevices and they can supplement any type of existing insulation.
For more information on the features and specifics of the types of insulation available, contact Custom Insulation Company.
22 November 2018
Spray foam insulation is a smart choice for insulating your home. Spray foam insulation keeps your home warm while it also protects your home from mold and mildew, insects and pests. It is also fire resistant, which just adds one more benefit.
When moisture gets into your home, mold can grow causing major health problems. Traditionally, home insulation does not combat moisture. However, spray foam insulation expands to fill all open spaces causing a seal and it will not chip and crack over time. This means it is a barrier against water and moisture. Water leaking into wall and floor cracks is the leading cause of mold in basements. With spray foam insulation, these cracks are filled and sealed.
Cracks in the insulation means air pockets. Insects and pests are attracted to these air pockets. Spray foam insulation fills all cracks and holes in your foundation walls and basement ceiling. Because these cracks are sealed, bugs cannot find a home in your walls.
Another advantage of spray foam insulation is that it is fire resistant. Having your ceilings, walls and crawl spaces insulated with spray foam protects you and your family from house fires that would traditionally travel through walls. Traditional insulation is not only flammable, but there are also air pockets around it. Spray foam is fire resistant and there are no air pockets to feed the fire.
For more information on spray foam insulation, contact Custom Insulation.
15 November 2018
There are many types of insulation for your home. Although efficiency and effectiveness must top the list, budget must also be considered when deciding the insulation to use. If you have a limited budget, wet spray cellulose insulation is an excellent choice.
Wet spray cellulose insulation in Worcester, MA is equally effective in air sealing as compared to spray foam insulation but it is a more affordable option. It has the same level of air permeability offered by spray foam and provides cost-conscious homeowners with splendid results for a fraction of the cost. This is because with spray cellulose insulation, only shredded paper or other recyclable material and water mist are used to fill holes, gaps, voids, and corners. This insulation serves as an ideal barrier against cold weather and enables homeowners to fully control the temperature indoors.
With the help of wet spray cellulose insulation, heating systems do not get overworked trying to combat freezing outdoor temperatures. This also helps reduce monthly home energy consumption. To find out more about spray cellulose insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
8 November 2018
Overtime, home insulation can become less effective. Although, batt attic insulation can last for years, it only maintains its effectiveness in ideal conditions. If you think your current insulation is no longer sufficient and needs reinforcement, spray foam insulation can easily do the job.
Spray foam attic insulation can seal voids and gaps that affect the heating and cooling of your home. Spray foam can also close off air leaks and prevent moisture that penetrates a home, maintaining a comfortable temperature indoors. Since most homes can have up to 50% of treated air leak outside, this insulation offers great benefits to deceasing home energy bills. In fact, with spray foam insulation in place, homeowners can lower utility bill expenses by up to 30-50% a year.
Spray foam attic insulation in Worcester, MA can also fortify wall strength and R-value. This type of insulation has a glue-like content that improves the hold of roof sheathing so it can stay tough in strong winds. This also improves energy efficiency inside the home.
Contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc. to learn more about spray foam insulation.
7 November 2018
Icicles may be beautiful as they drip along the eaves of homes, but these pretty ice formations also tip off homeowners to an enormous problem building on the rooftop. Icicles are formed from melting ice and snow and turn into thick ridges of solid ice buildup. This accumulated ice along the edge of the roof is called an ice dam and they can cause extensive water damage inside and outside your home.
To prevent ice dams and icicles from forming, homes need to keep the attic and roof cold so that the snow and ice in the middle or top of the roof does not melt. Adequate home attic insulation keeps heat in the home and out of the attic. A cold attic will prevent ice melt so that water cannot run down to the cold edge of the roof where it will refreeze and create a dam. When you have the right R-Value of attic insulation heat is prevented from escaping to the attic and out the roof. A warm attic and roof is what causes the ice to melt, run down the roof, dam and cause water pooling which can get under shingles, siding and cause extensive damage to your home.
Blow-in insulation in Boston, MA is the perfect insulation that can be installed over existing insulation to prevent ice dams from forming. This insulation can perfectly cover cracks, leaks, and crevices and fill spaces around joists and rafters. Contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc. to ensure your attic is properly insulated for winter.
25 October 2018
Looking for an inexpensive way to insulate your home this winter? If you are looking at all types of insulation and you want something relatively affordable, then blanket insulation may be a good option for improving the insulation in your home.
Fiberglass blanket insulation is the most common type of insulation used by many homeowners in New England. This is mostly because while it is effective, it is also less expensive and easy to install. Additionally it is the perfect material for newly constructed homes and for those homes that require attic retrofitting work. It can be easily placed on top of the existing insulation to add R-value. Batts come in pre-cut sizes while blankets come in large rolls. It can be easily fit in to any spaces even in crawl spaces and around electrical fittings and pipes.
Furthermore, since blanket insulation in Worcester, MA are made from fiberglass they are fire-resistant. This means it offers a more secure option when talking about fire safety inside the home. To ensure best results concerning installation, it is highly recommended to hire insulation specialist. Contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc. to ensure an excellent installation job for you.
Insulation helps keep your house cool in the summer!