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K-Style Seamless Copper Gutters

16 November 2021

Copper gutters in Worcester, MA

We supply and installcopper gutter systems across Hebron, CT and beyond. Our copper gutter systems protect your homes against water damage while improving the aesthetics of your home’s exterior like no other system can. Our copper rain gutters are made of the highest-quality copper and are great for adding elegance and sophistication to homes while they serve their much needed, functional purpose.

Gutters can come in different styles and materials; one popular option is the K-Style Seamless Copper Gutters. The K in its term comes from its profile when viewed from the side, which resembles the letter. Because of its shape, it is less likely to bend and protrude when impacted by any kind of force. This is why it is stronger even when made of lighter materials.

K-style gutters are usually the default choice for contractors and suppliers because they are more often preferred by homeowners and entrepreneurs. K-style gutters can hold more water than rounded gutters with an equivalent diameter. They also blend better with modern architectural trends because K-gutters somewhat resemble the stylish crown molding that is eminent on interiors.

Many different styles of gutter systems can transport runoff water. You can decide on whether K-gutters are the right and the best preference for your home. For more information, contact the gutter experts at Custom Insulation Company, Inc.

Blanket Insulation: Makes for a More Warm and Quiet Home

11 November 2021

Custom Insulation Company, Inc - Blanket Insulation:  Makes for a More Warm and Quiet Home

Every home requires proper insulation to maximize comfort and minimize energy bills. It will provide optimal energy efficiency once insulation is done from the roof down to its foundation. With blanket insulation, it makes roof space well insulated and quieter in the weather.

Blanket insulation will insulate all spaces between and over the floor joists to seal off living spaces below. It covers between the studs of knee walls, rafters of the exterior walls and the roof and ceiling with unconditioned spaces above. Insulation will extend into joist space to reduce the air flows that includes the band joists. Blanket insulation is very cost effective and eco-friendly. It reduces energy usage by at least 50% if installed properly. It is easy to detect if the roof of the home is well insulated, the interior ceilings, walls and floors in your home will feel warm and dry. However, when drywall or paneling feels damp or cold, insulation is not applied enough. More so blanket insulation reduces noise from outside as well as between different rooms and floors inside your home. Thus, making it very efficient and more environmentally.

It is very important to insulate the roof of your home especially in colder months. The heat will naturally flow from warmer areas to cooler areas. With blanket insulation, it will help resist the airflow through walls, ceiling, roofs and other surfaces of the home. There is nothing comparable than a well-insulated house that will make your home more comfortable in every season and it is quieter, too.

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

Stop Warm Expensive Conditioned Air from Escaping Out the Chimney

30 October 2021

Custom Insulation Company - Chimney Insulation

Homeowners spend millions each year caulking, replacing windows & doors, and weather stripping to make their home more energy efficient. But, one of the biggest culprits of energy loss is the chimney.

When you have a fire in your fireplace, the chimney works great. It acts as a funnel and takes smoke and dangerous gasses away.

But, your chimneys work even when there is no fire. This is the easiest escape route for the warm air in your home. You can tell that air is escaping through your chimney if your chimney has cold air in it or if you feel powerful drafts from very small gaps in your windows or doors.

Cold air can't get in unless it is going out at the same speed.

How do you stop this?

  1. Install a wood burning or pellet stove or fireplace insert. By installing a wood or pellet stove or insert you not only cut down on your energy bill by stopping the warm air from going up the chimney, but you also cut down on your energy bill in using the new stove. Wood and pellet heat is a far more economical way to heat your home than oil, electricity or gas.
  2. Insulate your chimney. By insulating your chimney you eliminate drafts. Stop the warm air from escaping the hole in your roof, and stop the cold air from coming in through other avenues when the air is no longer leaving your home. Boarding up your chimney makes your fireplace and eye sore, insulating your chimney is easy and efficient, and you fireplace still can look beautiful.

Contact Custom Insulation Company to see how we can help you make your home more efficient by stopping the warm air that leaves through your chimney.

Blanket Insulation: Effectively Reduces Conditioned Air Loss

29 October 2021

Custom Insulation Company - Blanket Insulation in - Worcester, MA

About 35 percent of the heat in your home is lost through the walls, 25 percent is lost through the roof and 40 percent is lost through doors, windows and floor in an under-insulated home. This is why it is a good idea to install blanket insulation in order to retain the temperature treated air in your home. This will lead to savings on monthly heating and cooling costs in the long run.

The right amount of home attic insulation will help prevent thermal loss all year round. The return on investment on installing new home insulation is actually greater than the initial cost incurred since it adds significantly to making your home more energy-efficient. Blanket insulation ensures the best protection against air loss in your home.

There is more to blanket insulation in Boston, MA than just providing more comfort to your home. While it is one of the best alternatives for home attic insulation it also keeps you. It keeps your home free from allergens, pollutants and moisture. In addition to giving you a more efficient home, there is also added health security since blanket insulation helps in reducing the risk of respiratory sickness and mold growth.

For more details regarding blanket insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.

Spray Foam Insulation: Delivers Superior Heat and Cooling Insulation Effect

22 October 2021

Spray Foam Insulation in Sterling, CT

Our experience shows that spray foam insulation, while not always the cheapest home insulation upgrade, is almost universally considered to be the value home insulation solution. This is because, like most everything in life, you get what you pay for. What you get in return for your home improvement investment is maximum lower utility bills that ultimately pays for this home improvement investment in remarkably short time.

Homeowners' choice is the spray foam insulation because it assures that the seals of their homes are secured and the air will not leak into their homes. The material benefit of this insulation is on top of the energy savings that it gives in maintaining a constant temperature inside the home. It ensures the air sealing of your home that stops the air leaks which saves all the furnace and air conditioners that will be running constantly. Thereby, it results in saving your money on the monthly energy bills. Another utmost benefit of spray foam insulation, is the solution that it gives in the condensation on the walls. The insulation is sufficient enough to handle the difference of the temperature from the outside to the inside of the home.

With spray foam insulation, the resistance value which is the ability to create an airtight seal is proven to be the highest ranking on the market. Spray foam insulation indeed has gone mainstream because it is a completely seamless air barrier that prevents air leakage and pollutant infiltration.

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

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

Custom Insulation Company, Inc - Spray Foam Insulation Worcester, MA

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

Custom Insulation Aluminum gutters in Worcester, MA

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.

Insulation helps keep your house cool in the summer!