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10 July 2020
We’re here today to inform you just how effective and affordable cellulose insulation is as a choice to insulate your Worcester home.
Cellulose will not rot, decay or rust and it retards fungus and mold growth. It is non-corrosive. Cellulose insulation is manufactured from recycled paper which is the least polluting and most energy-efficient insulation. It is a comparatively long lasting insulation material.
Installation is vital in determining how insulation performs in your home because it will be assessed how well it fits in different sizes of wall cavities and surrounding the countless obstacles. Normally the walls, ceilings, and floors of your home are full of odd-shaped cavities and obstacles like plumbing, air ducts, and wiring. And for insulation to work effectively, it must completely fill around these barriers without gaps or voids. It is claimed that the effective R-value of Cellulose increases during cold weather. Compared to the R-value of other insulation like blown fiberglass it drops during cold seasons. And once your home is cellulose insulated, your utility bills will totally decrease. Unlike fiberglass, it offers no relief especially during the summer season because the R-value withers.
Adding more, cellulose home insulation helps keep your home warmer in the colds due to its R-value improving, cooler in the summer because it blocks air infiltration and saves you money. This insulation is being sprayed or blown into walls, conforming to your home, and surrounding you and your family with a consistent insulation system. It ensures full comfort since it has better resistance to airflow and prevents the upward movement of air caused by temperature differences. Lastly, there are no detrimental health effects from cellulose insulation that have ever been identified.
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30 June 2020
Among the insulation products installed across Worcester, Cellulose is the only building material that is commonly treated with fire retardants. With cellulose insulation this material takes one step ahead with a unique process with dry and liquid fire retardants injected to penetrate the fiber resulting in superior insulation that exceeds the required fire safety standards. In addition it has proven the efficiency during the building material fire testing made wherein which the wet spray cellulose insulation shows consistently and significantly increased the fire resistance of the walls. Walls insulated with cellulose do not readily become the source of combustible material that delivers oxygen to burning elements. In contrast, with fire retardant material it slows down or stops the spread of fire or reduces its intensity.
Further during construction of building insulation and fire, cellulose is chosen as the safest and best insulation that is commonly used in light construction. When walls are insulated with cellulose the scenario is completely different because fire does not spread as readily into cellulose-insulated walls or ceilings. Cellulose greatly restricts the amount of oxygen available to support combustion in insulated assemblies.
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25 June 2020
Copper gutters can add style and up the curb appeal of your home. The exterior home will look even more elegant with a copper gutter system in place. What's great with this material, is that as copper oxidizes over time, it will create a coating that will turn dark gray, and eventually, it will change to a pretty green hue or patina. A lot of homeowners fancied the stately appeal that a patina copper gutter creates but if you want to stick with the natural color of the gutter, sealants can be applied to protect it from oxidation.
Copper gutters are not prone to rust that's why they can last for a long time. You may only need to install it once in the life of a home. Other materials can easily corrode in a matter of a few years. Since gutters are exposed to various environmental elements, it's better to choose a material that is tough to defy these factors.
3. Low Upkeep
Aside from being resistant to rust and decay, it has algaecide and fungicide properties that prevent moss growth from forming or obstructing the system which requires regular cleaning. Moreover, the patina that forms over time is not only pleasing to the eye but they also serve as a protectant from corrosion. Furthermore, the copper gutter system has built-in protection systems that help minimizes the need for frequent upkeep.
Another great characteristic of copper is it has a low thermal coefficient of expansion. They don't easily crack over a slight motion caused by thermal expansion, unlike other materials. Consequently, this extends the gutter's lifespan and lowers the need for upkeep.
Copper is a natural metal that is very sustainable. It has no negative impact on the environment. It can be recycled repeatedly thus, this precious resource won't deplete. It is gentle to the environment and safe to use.
To learn more about the copper gutter system, contact Custom Insulation Company.
18 June 2020
If you seek a tried and true gutter system aluminum gutter systems have delivered timeless effectiveness. They are the most popular and commonly used gutter system primarily because of the flexibility and affordability.
Aluminum gutters are durable and long-lasting. They stand up to snow and hail well due to their flexibility. Aluminum gutters process more water than other types of gutters. Most homeowners select seamless aluminum which is a path to long-lasting leak free gutter service. The are available in different scales and thickness so you can achieve a truly customized solution.
For more information on aluminum gutters or any other gutter system option, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
11 June 2020
When you seek to improve the energy efficiency of your home, attic insulation is the first thing that should come to mind. Blanket insulation is an effective and value cost insulation upgrade consideration. It is installed in spaces without many obstacles, such as pipes or wiring and commonly used in areas such as unfinished walls, floors and ceilings. It is commonly used in new construction projects because it is fitted between studs and beams. For others it is used as thermal insulation for areas inside their home while others it is installed commonly in an attic.
Knauf EcoBatt® Insulation normally consists of small fibers or mostly fiberglass that is fitted between joists, studs and beams. It becomes standard material which consists of a blanket of rolls or batts that is being used to fill the cavities between framing members in walls, ceilings, and floors. These batts are placed in a blanket across the attic floors in order to insulate the spaces below. Adding more, this insulation reduces the noise from outside and between different rooms and floor inside the house or office buildings. As such it keeps homes or buildings more comfortable in long term. Automatically, this results in reducing the energy bills and improving the efficiency of HVAC systems.
If you need to insulate your commercial and office buildings as well as your home, blanket insulation is the most suitable type of insulation. It comes in convenient rolls that are easy to transport and carry. It will help you save money and stay comfortable all year long with these right insulation solutions.
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29 May 2020
If you are considering copper gutters for your new or existing home, congratulations. Great choice. You have two choices as it pertains to copper gutters: Seamless K-style or half-round copper gutters.
K-style copper gutters imitate the colonial style crown molding that perfectly matches modern homes. K-style has a flat on one side that enables you to directly nail it into the fascia board. They come in various lengths and sizes. They can also be purchased as whole length which can be cut onsite or pre-cut that comes with connectors and sealants for easy assembly.
Seamless k-style copper gutters are tough and less prone to leaking. Installing a seamless k-style gutter is a breeze compared to fuzzy installation of gutters with seam.
Half-round copper gutters will work well in houses with rounded roof lines. In comparison to k-style gutters, they are less preferred due to their complicated design and cost. They are more appropriate for older homes with exorbitant structure because of its single or double side curled top outer edge design. For the same reason, its complex design makes the installation more involved, thus cost higher. It requires special types of hanger brackets and threaded rods which is more expensive over hanger brackets applied in k-style gutters.
For more information about copper gutter or if you are planning to upgrade your gutter system contact, Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
24 May 2020
Energy-efficient insulation upgrades to your home is one of the few investments that provide an instant return on investment. Your energy bills will go down. Of course the climate and your environmental control programming all get a vote, but rest assured, a well-insulated home is significantly more cost effective than those which are not.
So, regarding cellulose insulation, its ability to fill small cracks allows for more insulation coverage without disturbing your home structure. For this reason, it is a very common insulation product of choice in residential structures, especially older ones. Below we’re going to discuss some ways to get the most out of your spray cellulose insulation.
Since it comes from recycled paper consisting primarily of newspaper or other appropriate paper, cellulose insulation is the least polluting and most energy-efficient insulation. Wet Spray Cellulose comes at a low cost and high benefit which stops heat loss in your home and airflow in your walls thereby saving energy while doing so. Mostly the common places to install cellulose are enclosed spaces such as walls and open space like the attic. It is versatile in its ability to effectively insulate in all different kinds of places. Many people find it the best environmentally-conscious option of insulating because it is treated with boric acid before use as insulation. Thereby it increases fire resistance, resists mold, and makes it unpleasant to insects. Being eco-friendly, cellulose insulation helps reduce the mountains of discarded paper and cardboard as well.
The R-value of cellulose is higher than that of a standard fiberglass. Moreover, wet spray cellulose insulation is treated with an acrylic binder which ensures full guarantee when installed. Since the newspaper is often the biggest component of waste in many communities, cellulose takes this waste and recycles it to insulate your home. This ended up reducing the negative impact on the environment. To make cellulose and other wood-wastes they are treated with fire retardants to protect the insulation from flames. Hence before the cellulose enters your walls or attic it helps save energy which ultimately saves you energy.
For more tips on cellulose insulation and other home insulation strategies, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
18 May 2020
Closed-cell spray foam is a popular insulation material of choice throughout the Worcester area and for good reason. This insulation material provides structural support, resists hurricane force, and of course, is highly effective in environmental control. It is water resistant and is ideal in areas of extreme weather such as ours here in Worcester.
Spray foam insulation is the most effective method to fill the hard to reach areas of your attic. Once applied, it expands and fills even the smallest of cracks in your attic. One often overlooked aspect of this high-quality material is that it reduces pollen and allergens that enter poorly insulated homes.
As the features of spray foam insulation is so beneficial, it gets everywhere and it holds everything together like a strong glue. Due to its density and hardness, closed-cell foam insulation will strengthen the structure of your walls. This will serve as an investment because the additional layer of protection to your walls will increase the value of the building. Offices insulated with spray foam insulation give workers a good working ambiance and make them more productive. As well homes with spray foam insulation inside will save you money on medical bills too.
For more tips on spray foam insulation, contact Custom Insulation.
10 May 2020
Spray foam insulation is gaining popularity because it raises the functional efficiency of your home. Spray polyurethane foam has emerged as a standard insulating solution for new construction and remodeling projects alike.
Spray polyurethane foam insulation stops moisture accumulation by reducing air infiltration and air intrusion which is its main advantage. In addition, closed-cell spray polyurethane foam hampers both heat transfer and water vapor transfer, making it an ideal material for use. In order to design and build safe, durable, comfortable and economical buildings, the airflow need to be controlled. The main reason is that uncontrolled airflow carries moisture that affects a material long-term performance, durability, indoor air quality and thermal energy performance. One of the key strategies in the control of airflow is the use of air barriers. Sealing and insulating the envelope or its outer walls, ceiling, windows etc. of your home is the most cost effective way to improve energy efficiency and comfort.
Spray polyurethane foam insulation has been an important energy efficiency tool for a long time with architects and builders recognizing its diverse benefits. Strengthening on this success, manufacturers are actively working to find innovative ways to continually enhance the product and identify new ways to help buildings meet the emerging energy efficiency rules. As such to provide a bigger picture of how the spray polyurethane foam insulation industry is working to meet energy efficiency goals and provide more comfortable living, it develops more advancement to the product itself and the versatility that spray polyurethane foam insulation will offer.
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30 April 2020
Blown in cellulose insulation is considered to be one of the most practical and cost effective method of insulation a home. It provides a green, efficient, and non-toxic barrier that is certainly worth considering. It is documented to be highly thermal resistance, environmentally friendly, and affordable.
Cellulose insulation comes from wood or recycled newspapers, cardboard etc. and other waste paper products. It is considered an eco-friendly home product. Though its source paper in its natural state is combustible, this product is treated with borates which are Class I fire retardants. Class I pertains to ordinary combustibles such as wood and paper as compared to Class II combustibles like flammable liquids, gasoline, oil, etc. When it is damp sprayed into open cavities or blown into closed cavities at reasonably high density, cellulose insulation adds to the air tightness of the house and actually serves as a fire protectant of the home.
For more tips on blown-in cellulose insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
Insulation helps keep your house cool in the summer!