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Now is the Time to Winterize Your Sterling CT Home

21 October 2021

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Here’s a fall reminder from all of us here at the Custom Insulation Company serving all of Sterling, CT and beyond. Homeowners, now is the time to winterize your home and protect your home against freezing pipes.

It is important to make preparations to prevent water damage from frozen and burst pipes before temperatures plunge. The winter can pose many challenges to a homeowner, but one of the biggest and most costly is the risk of frozen pipes. Frozen pipes occur in areas of the home that are not insulated or that are poorly insulated. When ice expands inside pipes, it can crack and burst the pipe, leaving homeowners with a costly plumber bill, and thousands of dollars in damages from water leaking inside the house.

Winterizing is just as important in new homes as it is in older homes where insulation is often poorly done or not done correctly. Older home construction will sometimes include pipes in unprotected locations without insulation, including crawl spaces, and these can be particularly at risk.

Luckily, these problems are preventable by evaluating areas of vulnerability throughout the home. Implementing the following winterization tips now can help avoid headaches later:

  • Search your house for under insulated pipes or non-insulated pipes, especially in unheated areas. Consider wrapping pipes with electric heating tape, but follow manufacturers' instructions carefully to avoid a fire hazard.
  • Seal cracks and holes in outside walls and foundations, especially where cable TV or phone lines enter the house, with caulking to keep cold winds away from pipes
  • Consider wrapping your water heater in an insulation blanket. While not really at danger for freezing, this can lower your heating bills.

For information on insulating your home and your most important asset, contact Custom Insulation.

Adding Home Insulation to Antique Homes May Require an Inspection

18 October 2021

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If you live in a home listed on a registry, you may need a special home inspection before you act. We know the ends and outs of regulatory restrictions on registered property, do don’t sweat it.

Like any property, registry homes require additional insulation to the attic, walls and crawl spaces in order to make the home 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 made 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 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 Hebron, CT 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.

Spray Foam Insulation: Value-Priced & Effective Home Sealing Protection

7 October 2021

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Choosing the right kind of home insulation ensures the most effective path to longstanding return on your home investment. Spray foam insulation offers an extraordinary effective solution for cold floors, breezy rooms and high electric bills. It protects against infiltration of insects, allergens and mold. Spray foam home insulation essentially provides you an environmental seal of your house.

Spray foam insulation has been proven to provide energy efficiency and comfort benefits. It is commonly used as an air barrier material by homeowners of existing homes that are renovating to retrofit their attics and seals walls, floors and ceiling cavities against air movement. It upgrades walls and crawl spaces with spray foam to fix unpleasant issues and helps in saving monthly energy bills. Adding more it covers spaces around electrical outlets and light fixtures where the windows and doors join and meet. It is favorable to spray into an open cavity which is applicable to new construction, rim joists, etc. because as long as the cavities are open and there is access, then spray foam will be applied.

Spray foam insulation is highly known for its material benefits. Many homeowners are upgrading their insulation and choosing spray foam insulation because it offers a constant temperature inside their home that reduces its energy bills all year-round. The magical effect of spray foam is its ultimate goal of sealing the building envelope throughout the home so that the air will not leak into and out of your home.

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

Aluminum Gutter Sales and Service

30 September 2021

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Aluminum gutter systems are one of the most preferred gutter systems here in Worcester. They are affordable, durable, and attractive.

Aluminum gutter systems protects your home’s roof against rust because of aluminum’s iron-free state. Aluminum once exposed to water is oxidized. Aluminum oxide actually protects metal roofing materials from rust. Aluminum gutters are resistance to extreme temperatures, thus it makes them durable and lasting. Aluminum gutters once maintained and upkeep with proper care and maintenance will ensure that they protect your home for decades.

Gutter system’s functionality offers an insurance policy against mother nature and the damage that she does to home construction over the years. We’ve been taking care of Worcester home gutters for decades. We’re ready to go to work for you. For more information regarding your aluminum gutter options, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.

Fiberglass Blanket Insulation for Steel Buildings

24 September 2021

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Blanket insulation for steel buildings is the most popular type of insulation. It comes in the form of batts or rolls which consist of flexible fibers, usually fiberglass. If properly installed and maintained, this insulation will help buildings become highly durable, energy-efficient, and well-ventilated for longer.

In steel buildings, installing insulation controls heat flow, minimizes condensation buildup, reduces exterior noise level, and increases lighting efficiency. Installing the right kind of commercial insulation aids in controlling the conduction of outside temperatures. This way, steel buildings stay warmer when the temperature drops and cooler when the temperature rises. The options for steel building insulation are limited and three factors need to be addressed when considering which type of insulation to choose: condensation, cold, and radiant heat.

Batt and blanket fiberglass insulation is an excellent insulator specifically designed for use in steel buildings.

Facing is the part of the insulation which faces the inside of the building. In choosing batt and blanket fiberglass insulation, the facing material must be carefully selected, especially if it is going to be left exposed. They vary in three key qualities – durability, permeability, and workability. The durability of the facing, which determines how well it can stand up to physical stress, withstanding ripping and tearing. The permeability pertains to the rate of water vapor transmission as steel buildings need to have a good vapor barrier to resist moisture. Workability is measured based on the minimum temperature that is required for its installation.

The insulation capacity and quality of batt fiberglass insulation in Boston, MA is directly proportional to the thickness of the material. Since the power of insulation is measured relatively in R-values, the thicker the fiberglass, the higher the R-value, the more effective a layer of insulation is.

Today there are various options and technology available for insulation in steel buildings and other venues. Choosing the right type of installation is a must to achieve optimal results. If you need an insulation expert to handle your insulation project, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.

Copper Gutter: Improve The Curb Appeal Of Your Home Instantly

23 September 2021

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Curb appeal is essential to selling your home. Never have a second thought about improving both the look and improved ability to protect the home from water. If your current gutter system is not cutting it, that will certainly show up in the home inspection. Get ahead of this issue up front.

Essentially, buyers won't hesitate to pay more for homes which can be occupied right away without investing in needed repairs. Enhancing the curb appeal or how your house looks from the street, pays off. A lot of buyers are very particular to the curb appeal of the property that they won’t even take a glance at a listing that doesn't have good street presence.

One important element that could enhance the exterior look of your home is having a copper gutter system. This specific exterior home project can surely attract prospects. Apart from improving the outside appearance of the house, copper gutters offer home safety and energy efficiency. It can protect your home from water, is a green building material and has virtually no maintenance. Ensuring that you have the right gutter system means that you will divert rain runoff and prevent soil erosion.

Copper gutters look great and could make your home look more elegant and stunning. It is also a curb appeal project that can lessen your home maintenance.

If you think installing a copper gutter is what your house is missing, contact Custom Insulation Company.

Spray Foam Insulation: It is What Every Home Needs

17 September 2021

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Spray foam insulation delivers huge heating and cooling efficiencies for you home at value pricing. Spray foam insulation is like wrapping a blanket around your entire home that keeps your conditioned air from escaping.

Spray foam insulation comes in the two types: open cell and closed cell foam. The less expensive version is open-cell which insulates well and is extremely effective at blocking noise. Closed-cell spray foam insulation is denser, and because of that, is more efficient at keeping air and moisture from penetrating walls.

Common to both types is the fact that the products add real structure to the home. Since it fills even the smallest of cracks, high winds have little to grab and thus protects your roof and walls from the damaging effects of high winds.

We’d welcome the opportunity to educate you on all your home insulation options. Simply contact The Custom Insulation Company today!

Aluminum Gutter: Gives Charm That Inspires Admiration and Enthusiasm in Other People

16 September 2021

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When it comes to gutter systems for your home, you have a wide variety of options to choose from. One solution to strongly consider is aluminum gutter systems as they are widely considered to offer exceptional overall value and functional performance.

Aluminum gutter systems are fully customizable for color and form. There are various colors, sizes, and materials to choose from. We’ll help you choose a solution that perfectly blends with your home’s exterior.

Choosing the aluminum gutters will most certainly add beauty to your home. It serves as a good investment because it extends the lifespan of your roofing material. New gutters improve the resale value of your home as well. We’re ready to talk all your gutter system options. Simply contact us here at the Custom Insulation Company today.

Cold-Proof Your Home This Fall with Spray Foam Insulation

9 September 2021

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If you feel the need to wear back long sleeves even indoors, you know that autumn is upon us. The weather is certainly trending cooler and believe it or not will be downright cold in a matter of a few short weeks. It makes sense to consider your home’s energy efficiency now and get ahead of the cold. If you haven’t assessed your home’s insulation efficiency in recent years, strongly consider a spray foam insulation upgrade to your home now.

If you’ve witnessed your energy bills slowing creeping up over the years, then spray foam insulation will do wonders for both home comfort and your wallet as well. Spray foam insulation is one of the single best insulation solutions in terms of stopping drafts and creating much stronger seals to trap warm air inside your home. As you spray the foam it easily spreads across a surface area, completely filling up even the tiniest holes and crevices that might otherwise be impossible to seal with other traditional options. Spray foam insulation is extremely efficient and is known to help save 50% or more on your energy bill. This airtight barrier can not only protect your home from cold wind and air to seep through your walls and ceiling but it can also help you better regulate the temperature inside at your desired level. While spray foams' upfront cost is a bit pricey than other alternatives, it can last for a lifetime and it can eventually break-even the initial expense in just a short time frame.

Reach out Custom Insulation Company, Inc to improve your home’s comfort and to witness an immediate return on your investment in the form of lower energy bills.

Blanket Insulation for Residential Basements and Crawlspaces

27 August 2021

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The blanket insulation services we provide here in Sterling, CT provides excellent resistance to heat loss or gain helping you save on energy consumption all year regardless of the season. This flexible blanket insulation comes in rolls and is primarily used in unfinished interior walls of residential basements and crawl spaces. During application, the blanket material is laminated with the appropriate facing suited to the specific job that forms a uniformly textured insulation.

Temperatures in an uninsulated or poorly insulated basement can easily be 5 to 15 degrees cooler than the living space above making it costly to control the indoor temperature upstairs. This is one reason why it is important to take steps to ensure that your home is as energy-efficient as possible by installing basement blanket insulation. This turns your cold, damp basement into a comfortable, dry space increasing the overall functional space of your home while making your home more efficient and less expensive to run.

Adding blanket insulation to your home requires the expertise of an insulation specialist. In order for you to achieve the best results, it is highly recommended that you hire a specialist who will install these specialty products to your floor joists, walls, and ceilings.

For more details, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.

Insulation helps keep your house cool in the summer!