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13 November 2015
Blown-in insulation in Worcester, MA is an excellent alternative to using conventional batt and roll fiberglass insulation. It has similar properties, but the biggest difference is in the application. While batt and roll insulation is manufactured in various sizes to fit specific spaces, blown-in insulation uses a cellulose compound that is applied by a professional. The installation involves a special kind of blowing machine.
There are many advantages to using blown-in insulation. However, above all, it is in its ability to mold and fit into any space in your home which makes it the most ideal alternative for home attic insulation. Each crack and crevice is sealed and insulated as the cellulose compound is blown into each area. Additionally, through the nozzle application, blown-in insulation can be added inside walls through small holes, eliminating the need to remove all the dry-wall making the job faster and easier to finish.
In terms of insulating efficiency, the blown-in attic insulation is very similar to batt and roll. There is little chance of moisture or air seeping in from the outside of the house. In addition to its superior sealing capacity, the material used in blown-in insulation is also inert, non-toxic, and fireproof.
To find out more about the best blown-in insulation installation services in Massachusetts, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
11 November 2015
Wet spray cellulose insulation has come about from the desire to achieve air-sealing benefits of spray foam that it is more affordable. If homeowners choose wet cellulose insulation, they will benefit from high R-value that has can be achieved using a low cost approach.
One of the biggest benefits of wet spray cellulose is that it mimics the best air sealing properties of spray foam producing excellent thermal and air retarder in the same application. But for wet spray cellulose to achieve thislevel of air impermeability which is the closest to spray foam, it is best to hire a custom insulation specialist.
To find out more about wet spray cellulose insulation, contact Custom Insulation, Inc.
6 November 2015
Blanket insulation in Worcester, MA is one of the most common type of insulation used in retrofitting attic. It comes in rolls to perfectly fit between floor joists. When installed correctly and in the right application, blanket insulation works wonders keeping your home comfortable and offering an R-value that remains stable over time.
High density blanket insulation is also available where optimal thermal performance is required and where the space available is limited. This means that the R-value can be increased without installing additional insulation leaving adequate space for attic ventilation.
Because blanket insulation covers the area where it is installed, it also is exceptional at reducing noise, mold formation, air and moisture infiltration, as well as dust and pollen infiltration. This is perfect for those with family members who have asthma or allergies.
In addition to attics, basements, cavity walls, ceilings, and crawl spaces, blanket insulation is also widely used in exterior and partition walls in various commercial spaces. To find out more about blanket insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
3 November 2015
Spray foam insulation in Boston, MA almost doubles the strength of your walls while acting like a glue holding your roof sheathing in place during high winds. This is one reason why this type of insulation is now considered the fastest growing segment of insulation in the construction trade. Without spray foam insulation in place, your home could have up to 50% of heated air leaking outside rather than remaining trapped inside.
Spray foam insulation is an ideal material for home attic insulation. Only one application is required in order to seal and insulate your home. Installation professionals guarantee that home attic insulation will combat heat loss and air infiltration better than any other standard insulation system. Unlike other traditional insulation, spray foam also will not contribute to moisture-related decay and mold.
With many benefits and few drawbacks, spray foam insulation is rapidly becoming a common choice among homeowners and professional contractors. It is also easy to install in new construction. However, it can also be used well in remodeling projects. Although it is more expensive initially to install spray foam insulation, the long term savings associated with it far outweigh any cost differences. And, since it does not deteriorate, the savings on heating and cooling will continue indefinitely.
To find out more about spray foam insulation for your attic, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
19 October 2015
Home attic insulation is a great way to lower energy costs, allowing homeowners save on monthly expenses throughout the year, not just in winter. Now that winter is approaching, the days are getting colder. Professionally installed insulation in your attic can allow you a more comfortable indoor space.
Blown-in insulation in Worcester, MA helps ensure that the heated air inside your home will not escape through your attic. With the right R-value, you are guaranteed an energy-efficient home, protected against the cold temperatures outdoors. Blown-in insulation in your attic also prevents the formation of icicles and ice dams as a result of the heat loss to your attic.
Blown-in attic insulation is tighter and more effective than standard insulation so it offers a greater R-value to prevent airflow from entering the attic. Since state-of-the-art equipment is used to blow the insulation material into the attic space, the small crevices and tight corners in your attic will be sealed. The tighter the insulation material is in these areas and along floor joists, the more effectively insulation works, which is one of the main benefits of the blown-in insulation.
To find out more about the benefits of professionally installed blown-in insulation in your attic, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
16 October 2015
Wet spray cellulose insulation in Worcester, MA is one of the most affordable types of insulation for upgrading your home’s energy performance and comfort. It is commonly used in applications where the maximum R-value is desired with a relatively thin layer because of limited space in the area to be insulated. Wet spray cellulose insulation is best for applications where wall cavities are without sheet rock, such as new construction.
The material used for wet spray cellulose insulation is made of recycled paper that would otherwise be dumped in landfills. Recycled material makes this insulation a more affordable alternative for many homeowners. A special grinding machine is used to transform paper waste into fluffy, lightweight cellulose that can offer an insulation R-value as high as R4 per inch. Dry cellulose is mixed with glue adhesive which creates an even slightly higher R-value than loose fill cellulose applications. The insulation is also treated with a nontoxic borate solution so you are guaranteed wet spray insulation that has the highest fire safety rating as well as resistance to mold and insects.
Because a binder compound is added to dry cellulose, spray-on insulation will stick to itself and to other building components. Special equipment is used to apply the wet-spray cellulose insulation and the technique during installation needs the expertise of a custom insulation specialist.
To find out more about wet spray cellulose insulation and its advantages, contact Custom Insulation, Inc.
12 October 2015
To prevent ice dams, you have to prevent heat loss. The only way to do that is to make sure that your home insulation has the required R-value to keep the heated air in your living space from escaping through the roof.
During winter, ice dams can form as a result of too much heat loss out of your home. If your blanket insulation in Boston, MA is inadequate, the heat that escapes through the attic melts the snow on the roof. As the melted snow runs down the roof, the low temperature and the remaining snow refreeze it creating ice dam and icicles. And as additional melted snow pools against the dam, the water can leak into your house through the roof or trim, or fall behind your siding and windows, causing even more problems.
Houses in Massachusetts should have a ceiling insulation of at least R-38 or about 12 inches of blown or blanket insulation. The heat from your living room needs to be prevented from entering your attic. Otherwise, the heat that is supposed to warm your home will escape through the roof and melt the snow that has accumulated on top. Worse, you will not only suffer from the inconvenience of ice dams, but also from high home heating bills.
To find out more about how to properly insulate your exiting home to prevent ice dam, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
7 October 2015
Proper home attic insulation is critical to maintaining an energy efficient home, especially during the winter. Various small holes or cracks throughout your home can allow as much warm air to escape as one open window. For the best heating efficiency, it is very important to ensure that the attic and walls are properly and adequately insulated.
When your blown-in attic insulation carries the required R-value for the area in which you live, this can have a huge impact on your comfort and savings throughout the entire year. Blown-in insulation serves as barrier that slows down the transfer of heat from the warm areas of your home to the cooler areas outside. The higher the R-value, the thicker the attic insulation, and the longer it takes for the heat to move through the insulation.
The long-term payoff of choosing blown-in insulation in Worcester, MA is impressive. You will not need to use your heating system as frequently during the winter months in order to maintain the desired indoor temperature because the warm air cannot escape through a properly insulated attic and remains in your living space longer. As a result, your energy bills can decrease by as much as 15 to 30 percent depending on the level of your existing insulation and weather conditions.
To find out more about the benefits of blown-in attic insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
24 September 2015
You actually have several options when it comes to choosing a material for the gutter system on your home. However, aluminum is more often than not cited as the best choice, particularly for seamless gutter systems. If you are looking for gutters that are can handle more water than traditional gutters and that are able to resist rust, then seamless aluminum gutters can be your best.
The seamless aluminum gutters in Boston, MA are made to measure which means they can fit your property perfectly well. Because of this, they are able to effectively keeping water away from your roof and foundation. In addition, seamless aluminum gutters can also protect the aesthetic appeal of your property because they look and function better than sectional gutters with all the fasteners and joints.
In order to ensure that your gutter will be able to save you through the years requiring only minimal maintenance and infrequent repairs, aluminum gutter installation should be done only by a professional. This is also ensures that your seamless aluminum gutters are securely in place in order to withstand all harsh weather conditions around Boston.
Gutters are available in a wide array of materials and colors to suit your distinct requirements and personal preferences. To find out what fits best for your home, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
17 September 2015
Copper gutters in Boston, MA are installed in many homes for protection against water damage, specifically at the foundation. Copper gutter systems come in various sizes so that the one you choose will fit and blend with your home exterior. These gutters are made from the highest quality copper so they are durable even during the harshest winter weather condition.
One popular gutter profile is the half-rounded copper gutter which has been around for over two centuries. This type of copper gutter represents the era when gutters were added as an accent to any home. While it is still elegant and timeless, half-round copper gutters have been updated for today’s homes. Today, half round copper gutters have become an important aspect of a home’s exterior for both aesthetic purposes as well as for directing water away from the foundation of the home.
Having half-round copper gutter reduces the risk of wet basements and leaking foundation walls. It also protects your home against landscape erosion. However, for them to work as intended, copper gutter installation needs to be done by a professional installer.
To find out more about half-round copper gutters, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
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