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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.
For more tips on spray foam insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
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.
23 April 2020
Spray foam insulation is a wise choice for homeowners who want a cooler, more energy efficient, healthier and stronger home. With this foam-style insulation technology, expect your monthly energy bills to decline and remain lower over time. The initial cost of spray foam insulation will pay for itself in due time. The secret is out regarding the many advantages of spray foam insulation over fiberglass, and this is why more and more homeowners are choosing it.
Choosing spray foam insulation is a wise decision for your home because it provides an effective air and moisture barrier. Spray foam pushes itself into even the tiniest crack or cranny. Air simply has nowhere to go. And while it is important to seal your home against the wind it is just as important to seal it against moisture. While some forms of insulation do a poor job of preventing moisture from infiltrating the home, spray foam stands tall against moisture. Your entire house will be drier, healthier, and more comfortable. In addition,
Foam insulation is ideal for homes new and old. Most don’t realize that spray foam insulation improves overall structural integrity. It supports walls and floors by expanding into and filling into the tiniest gap, essentially binding adjacent surfaces.
You have options for insulating your Worcester-area home. We’ll cover all of them with you and ensure that you get the very best insulating effect for your insulation dollar. For more information regarding spray foam insulation and other insulation options, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
17 April 2020
Blown-In insulation is a very popular choice for insulating exterior walls, basements, and attics. It is popular not only for its affordability, but also because of the flexibility to install the product in various places of the home construct. It is being used in both new building construction and home retrofits with equal success. Performance is the optimal benefit of blown-in insulation both in short term and in the long term. Moreover, the long-stability of the cellulose insulation is one of the greatest selling points of the product.
Blown-in insulation is multi-purposeful. It seals airtight and provides extremely high R-Value. It adds structural endurance as well. When installed professionally, blown-in insulation serves as a sound barrier and moisture control. The result is full maximum in energy efficiency, allowing the HVAC system (heat, cool, ventilate) to operate more efficiently and uses less natural gas and electricity during changing seasons.
The benefit of blown-in insulation is appreciated over the long run as it is affordable, long lasting, and provides extremely effective climate control results. For more information regarding blown-in insulation products and services, contact us here at the Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
10 April 2020
When considering insulation for a new residential construction, strongly consider blanket insulation. In past years, batt or blanket insulation has proven its ability to make buildings and homes more energy efficient, reduce utility costs, and increase occupant comfort. Other attributes have given it a new reputation as the leading insulation material in today's green building projects.
Knauf EcoBatt Insulation are thermal and acoustical products made from highly resilient, inorganic glass fibers bonded by a thermosetting resin. The products are available unfaced or with kraft, foil, or flame-rated FSK-25 (Foil-Scrim-Kraft) foil facings.
Knauf offers a full line of standard and high-density batts and blankets with a wide range of sizes and R-values. Available unfaced, or with kraft or flame-rated (FSK) foil facings, Knauf's residential insulation can be used for cavity walls, floors, ceilings, attics, basements, and crawl spaces. It is highly resilient, recovering quickly to full thickness. It also greatly reduces the transmission of noise in the house.
For more tips on insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
31 March 2020
We’ve covered the advantages of spray foam insulation, but today we’re going to cover down on spray cellulose insulation as an excellent consideration for upgrading your home’s insulation. Many homeowners turn to this type of insulation as it is less costly than the other option. Like spray foam insulation, it is also a high-performance product despite using cheaper materials for the mixture.
Custom Insulation Company is using National Fiber's Cel-Pak premium, all borate cellulose insulation. This insulation product can increase the value of new buildings and existing homes. It can also serve as an excellent sound barrier and moisture control. With cellulose insulation in place, homeowners can experience significant energy savings.
Cellulose insulation is wet sprayed into every wall bay ensuring each is 100% full and as tightly-packed as possible. What's more, the product is non-irritating to the skin and so far no health issues are observed associated with installing cellulose insulation for the home.
Custom Insulation Company’s Project Estimators will provide you with a free written proposal for your building or remodeling project. Our insulation specialist will promptly and effectively handle your installation, on-time and done right.
For more information or to have a Project Estimator, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
24 March 2020
In determining the best insulation product for you and your home, consider the strength that the various options add to the stability of the home. One of the overwhelming benefits regrading spray foam insulation is that it offers the unique ability to fills cracks that often can’t be filled by products that are laid down. Spray foam insulation is arguably the single best home insulation system on the market today.
With that said, you have options in deciding the type of foam insulation to employ at your home. Regarding the spray foam solutions, you will choose between the open cell and closed cell spray foam. The open-cell is the less expensive option, with a focus in blocking noises and tends to be more absorbent due to the air that gets inside the cells. The closed cell is dense, stiff and solid and it works better at keeping air and water from penetrating the walls. Once the foam is applied directly into the cracks, it expands and dries quickly while blocking air and water. It is not just a barrier for air and water but for heat and cold as well. Foam insulation will lower your heating and cooling bills cost.
We understand that you may have a host of unanswered questions regarding spray foam and other insulation options. It is our job to make sure that you choose the insulation solution that fits your specific circumstance and budget so that you get the very best overall value for your insulation dollar. To speak in detail with a home insulation professional, and one who has been serving the Worcester community for decades now, contact Custom Insulation, Inc today.
Insulation helps keep your house cool in the summer!