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19 February 2015
Ice dams are a common problem of many homeowners during winter. They are the result of melted snow that has refrozen at the roof edges. The sparkling beauty of these icicles may be enjoyable until they begin to cause damage to homes, inside and out. This can be prevented by making sure that you have theright amount of home attic insulation.
While you do not have control of the weather conditions that refreezes melted snow into ice, you are in control of the heat loss from your home that causes it to melt in the first place. This heat loss occurs when the attice is inadequately insulated and vented. If your home has heat loss and ice dams, it is imperative to add blown-in insulation in your attic. This helps prevent heat loss that warms the roof, keeping the roof surface at ambient outdoor temperatures.
Blown-in insulation in Boston, MA is a practical investment that improves your home’s defenses against harsh winter snow. Investing in the right amount of attic insulation will pay off because it will prevent ice dams from causing thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to your home. Having this insulation in place allows you to have a worry-free winter knowing that you will not have to repair ice dam damage to your home in the spring.
Find out how blown-in insulation can prevent ice dams in winter. For more details, contact the Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
13 February 2015
Ice dams form along the edges of sloping roofs. If your attic does not have adequate insulation, warm air can escape and cause ice dams. Once they do, the meltwater can cause your home’s paint to peel off and drywall to sag. The water damage can also leave rust spots and water trails that stain your home’s exterior. Quite a bit of damage can arise from ice dams, and the best way to prevent them is to have better home attic insulation.
Blown-in insulation in Worcester, MA reduces air leaks where heat can escape and cause ice dams. With the help of an insulation specialist, the required R-value in your attic will be determined and provided. The insulation can be blown in using special pneumatic equipment, filling spaces around the joists, rafters, and even the gaps in hard to reach areas in your attic.
It is often hard to see the savings in heating costs that you will have by adding home insulation. However, in a winter such as the one we are experiencing this year, where about 70% of Massachusetts is already experiencing ice dams, many homeowners can now see the benefit of having the right attic insulation.
Best of all, your home will stay warm and cozy even during the biting cold weather conditions like the record setting lows we have right now. To find out more about the benefits of blown-in insulation, contact the Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
9 February 2015
Winter has brought along with it snow-packed roofs across Boston. As the snow melts, icicles hanging from your eaves and gutters can cause damaging meltwater. Heat escaping from your home through your roof or ceiling can add to this snow and ice melt. But with better home attic insulation, particularly in the attic, ice dams can be minimized and even eliminated.
During extremely cold weather conditions, ice dams are your home's worst enemies, forming along the edges of your sloping roof. If not prevented, this can result in serious damage to your ceiling and walls. Once you have water damage inside your home you will see rust spots, peeling paint, sagging drywall, and a stained exterior which are very costly to fix. The best way to prevent ice dam and water damages this winter is to by adding adequate attic insulation. Without the right R value in your attic, hot or warm air can escape from inside your house which can cause the ice buildup on your roof to melt.
Ice dams and icicles form when snow melts as a result of inadequate attic insulation. Blown-in insulation in Boston, MA prevents heat loss. Blown-in insulation fills more tightly around joists, rafters, and other obstructions, leaving fewer air leaks and gaps where heat can escape.
An insulation professional will add blown-in insulation to ensure that you have the right R-value to keep your home heated and to ensure that the warm air stays in your home. For more details, contact the Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
2 February 2015
Adding home insulation, particularly in the attic, results in a favorable payback. It helps homeowners save money because it is one of the best ways to improve your home's energy efficiency.
It is very cost-effective to have better home insulation when you hire a professional to do the job properly. A custom insulation specialist will be able to determine the exact R-value you need in order to make your attic resistant to air leakage and moisture so your home stays warm and cozy even during the winter weather.
Blown-in insulation in Worcester, MA results in a huge savings in heating costs especially in extremely cold weather conditions. The material that is blown into your open spaces uses special pneumatic equipment and conforms readily to the odd or irregular surfaces in your attic to make sure that even those hard to reach areas are insulated adequately.
To find out what insulation works best for your home,contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
27 January 2015
While sealing gaps is one of the quickest ways to make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient during winter, adding home insulation also helps significantly reduce your home's heating expenses in the cold weather. This makes adding insulation a sound investment that will pay for itself within a few years by saving you money on energy expenses.
With better home insulation, the heat can no longer escape through your roof or air leaks in your house. An insulation specialist will ascertain the required R-values or the maximum thermal performance required and this will become the basis in upgrading your existing insulation.
Blown-in insulation in Boston, MA is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your home's efficiency. The right amount of home insulation provides defense against the biting cold of winter keeping you comfortable inside your house. Insulation should be added or installed properly to your attic where heat loss most likely occurs, completely filling the cavity you are insulating.
To find out more about how you can improve the energy-efficiency of your home with blown-in insulation, contact a specialist from the Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
16 January 2015
Your home insulation is one of your greatest defenses when the brutally cold arctic air starts up in Massachusetts. In extremely cold weather conditions, closing windows and doors will not suffice in keeping your home warm and comfortable.
Updates in home insulation in Worcester, MA are done to prevent issues and huge energy expenditures when heating your home in the winter. Without the appropriate and adequate insulation, you will waste money and energy because your heating appliances will be working overtime. Furnaces and boilers work to provide heated air to your living space, but poorly insulated areas in your home can let warm air escape and allow cool air in. And even if you exhaust the heating capacity of your in-house HVAC system, it will never be enough if your home is poorly insulated.
Better home insulation reduces the need for extra heat or an additional heating appliance. Improving insulation will allow warm air to circulate more efficiently around the house. This will also help reduce your energy bills and make the most of your HVAC system.
To find out more about home insulation in Worcester and Boston, MA, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
29 December 2014
In the winter in Worcester and Boston it is imperative that you insulate your home properly. Now that the cold weather is here, you understand the importance of the right amount of home insulation because it will keep you warm and keep your utility bills lower.
The right amount of insulation makes your home more energy efficient. It helps in preventing air leaks so that warm air stays in your home. Often, a poorly sealed and under-insulated air duct system loses warm air, this means the warm air that you need to heat your home is also lost. When the warm or heated air leaks out instead of getting into your living space, you are bound to experience living areas that are not comfortable as well as sky-high energy bills. When you have poor home insulation, the HVAC system uses much more energy to keep your home comfortable. Spray foam insulation in Boston, MA is a proven safe and effective solution to fix these issues.
Duct insulation in an unconditioned space is imperative to ensure that heated air travels where it is needed rather than leaking out. Qualified professionals must be hired to seal and insulate ducts to keep the warm or heated air inside. This way you will use less energy and money to heat your home and you will feel comfortable during the cold season.
Improve home insulation and save on heating bills. For more information, contact the Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
26 December 2014
The proper home insulation in Worcester, MA is incredible important in the winter months. As it gets colder, the warm air inside can escape through your roof when you don’t have the right amount of insulation or if your insulation is not properly installed. You can avoid this by ensuring that you home has the appropriate insulation applied in the right areas of your home where warm air can easily pass, such as the attic.
Adding home insulation is important to regulate the flow of heat from the warm areas of your home to the cold areas, slowing down the rate at which warm air leaves. Attic and home insulation must maintain a specific R-value so that your home is easy to heat and keep cozy and comfortable. Otherwise, your home heating system will remain on all day while it struggles to keep your home at an appropriate temperature. This is inefficient and costly, as well as wearing on your heating system.
With proper home insulation, you can prevent the cold air from creeping in. This will also make the use of your existing home heating system more efficient, consuming less electricity. Hiring an insulation specialist will not only save you from wasting money but also will keep you warmer throughout the cold season.
For more details on adding home insulation, contact the Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
17 December 2014
When considering adding insulation to your home, there is always the question as to which part would be most efficient. The answer can be different from one home to another. But more often than not, heat loss typically occurs through the roof of the home.
Hot air rises, cool air falls. For this reason, sufficient attic insulation is very important in Boston. When considering home insulation, the attic is the perfect place to start to prevent hot air from escaping through the roof. By properly insulating your attic and other parts of your house, your home heating equipment will be more effective and use less energy to heat your living space.
Blown-in insulation in Boston, MA is best used in finished wall spaces and attics. When the ceilings, floors, roofs, and walls are unfinished, then the blanket insulation is often used. An insulation specialist will know which insulation is best to use in the unique case of your home.
With the right insulation in the ceiling, you can be certain that your home will be more energy efficient in the cold weather. For more details about installing home insulation, contact the Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
9 December 2014
If you live in an antique home, you may need to add additional insulation to the attic, walls and crawl spaces in order to make your home more energy efficient. Adding home insulation is very important for cutting down on energy bills, and for maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature. Air leaks happen when certain parts of your home are not adequately sealed and insulated. This is a common issue to older homes which is why additional home insulation is needed in them. But what is done with existing insulation?
Home insulation used to be comprised of corncobs, newspapers, wood shavings, or other similar materials. These early insulation materials can be left in place when more modern insulation is added. Only home insulation containing asbestos and urea-formaldehyde create a concern in older houses. If you don’t know what type of insulation is in your antique home, it is best to hire a specialist to inspect the existing insulation to see what it contains. If the insulation contains asbestos which is a carcinogenic, a complete removal of the insulation is required by a licensed removal company or you may choose to encapsulate the material if removing it is too intrusive. Urea-formaldehyde is a health hazard when it emits noxious gases which is why it was discontinued.
The appropriate amount of home insulation in Worcester, MA helps cut down on energy expenses and increases the value of your home. But in the case of older and antique homes, inspections are very important in order to determine the right material to be used when adding insulation. For more information about how to have additional insulation installed in your antique house, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
Insulation helps keep your house cool in the summer!