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31 October 2022
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 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 an insulation 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.
28 October 2022
One way of improving your home insulation is getting an energy audit for your home. During the audit, our technician will conduct a blower door test which uses a high-powered fan to reduce your home’s air pressure. Installing blanket insulation at the right place will maximize energy efficiency and comfort. It is an ideal and highly effective insulation material for your home.
Blanket insulation is one solution which is commonly used among homeowners. It comes in rolls or sheets and fits perfectly between rafters and wall joists. Since it is made up of fibers mostly fiberglass, it is typically installed in spaces without many obstructions like pipes, wirings, etc. and installed in unfinished walls including foundation walls, floors and ceilings. The attic is commonly one of the places to install blanket insulation. The substantial use of blanket insulation is being used as thermal insulation for areas inside your home. More so, it improves the efficiency of the HVAC systems and lower energy bills. There are various options to choose from with a high R-Value of blanket insulation which has a higher performance that sits R-3.7 and R-4.3 per inch of thickness, respectively.
Blanket insulation will help you save money and stay comfortable this coming winter season. It is the right choice which is affordable and less expensive than foam insulation. It is an insulation solution that will be helpful all year long and help your home maintain a comfortable temperature.
For more tips on Blanket Insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
28 October 2022
There are many ways to prepare a home for the temperatures in winter. One way is investing in home attic insulation in Sterling, CT. Fortunately, there are a wide range of options available, among them is spray foam insulation. It is commonly used by homeowners because of the amazing benefits it offers.
By hiring a professional to properly install spray foam insulation throughout your entire home, voids and cracks can be sealed. Without spray foam insulation, homes will have difficulty sealing off air and moisture infiltration and make it hard for homeowners to maintain comfortable and cost effective indoor temperatures and air quality.
Additionally, achieving the right R-value with spray foam attic insulation makes the walls stronger as well. With this insulation in place, homes will no longer leak up to 50% of the temperature controlled air. With spray foam insulation properly and professionally installed, HVAC systems are no longer overworked in an effort to maintain indoor temperatures. As a matter of fact, homeowners with spray foam insulation can downsize their HVAC systems and benefit from lower utility expenses each month. That can amount to 30-50% cost savings each year.
To find out more about the benefits of spray foam insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
25 October 2022
This type of insulation will keep you warm during the long winter. It will provide ultimate warmth, insulation and softness. It is so beneficial to include lower energy bills, year-round comfort as well as noise reduction from outside and between the floors and different rooms. With blanket insulation, it helps your home maintain a comfortable temperature.
The most used blanket is blanket insulation. It comes in the form of rolls or batts and fits perfectly between rafters and wall joists. It improves a home’s efficiency by filling the wall cavity completely. Since it is the choice insulation in spaces without too many obstacles such as pipes or wiring, it is fitted between beams, joists and steel studs. Just like a roof blanket, they are manufactured for heat, sound and fire insulation making your roof safe. It is also used as thermal insulation for areas inside your home. The attic is the most common place to install blanket insulation. With the selection of blanket insulation, the R-value will depend on how thick it is. Its normal R-value is around R-2.9 to R-3.8 per inch of thickness. The higher the performance the thicker of R-value will be gauged. The benefits are enormous, increases R-value to lower utility bills, works wonders for sound control and reduces air infiltration.
Installing blanket insulation at the right place will maximize energy efficiency and comfort. If your budget is tight, consider starting at the top of your home and working your way down as your budget permits. It completely fills the stud cavity to insulate around all those pesky electrical wires and plumbing pipes. It is the reason why most homeowners and contractors prefer this type of insulation which is installed in most of the homes. For more tips on Blanket insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
18 October 2022
Fall is the best time to start your home heating preparations to ensure cold can't penetrate your home. Installing attic insulation is an excellent way to fend off the cold air so it'll remain outside the house. Keeping your home warm and cozy despite the dropping temperature outside.
Attic insulation lets you manage your energy consumption when heating your home in winter. It also serves as a moisture control and sound barrier. Hiring an insulation specialist will ensure you have the right amount of insulation and it is properly installed. Sealing all holes, gaps, and crevices. Insulating your attic will increase your home's value. Hence, it is considered as a worthy investment.
Insulating your attic will make home heating regulation a breeze. Insulation serves as a thermal barrier, preventing hot air from escaping your home and cold air from seeping in. Not only it helps you lower your energy bill but also prevents your HVAC system from overworking.
For more information on saving on heating expenses in the winter with proper insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company.
17 October 2022
Blanket home insulation is a most effective and economical insulation strategy that can be applied to any home. Lesser known, blanket insulation provides highly effective sound control and outstanding thermal performance. It delivers a home that performs in extreme temperatures. It gets into all the voids where traditional insulation will not protect creating a blanket of insulation and making your home more energy efficient.
Adding pieces of batt insulation to the rim joints, the area along the top of the foundation where it meets the exterior walls greatly helps in conserving energy. The fiberglass insulation placed on walls and ceilings will dampen sound and thermal insulation in metal and wooden roofs, partition walls and for cladding floors. And in the case where your basement is unheated, installing blanket insulation in between exposed floor joists is favorable. It is the most used insulation that comes in rolls or sheets and fits perfectly between rafters and wall joists. Installing insulation in the right places will maximize energy efficiency and comfort. Others are installing insulation blankets with roof raisers to give the house additional thermal qualities.
Blanket insulation will keep you warm during the long winter but also keeps your home cool in the summer. It is a must-have for all weather grilling especially for those who live in a region that reaches 35*F or colder. It is recommended to get an energy audit for your home to conduct a blower door test to reduce your home’s air pressure. Blanket insulation is the best thing for homebuilding comfort.
For more tips on Blanket Insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
10 October 2022
Incredible energy savings. Air-tight seal. Moisture Barrier. Mold deterrent. Long Life-Span. Eco-Friendly. These are all characteristics of spray foam home insulation. Spray foam insulation is lightweight and fills in the tiniest of attic cracks. Open cell spray foam insulation expands and closes every crevice thus leaving your attic and walls with a perfect airtight seal. It delivers superb adhesion to all surfaces, metal, wood, or vinal.
This extremely energy-efficient home insulation product, when applied correctly, will not only save significant monthly dollars in the form of lower energy bills, but also raises the value of your property. Home inspectors will make note of your highly efficient insulation system. This offers value when it comes time to sell your home.
For more information regarding spray foam insulation services, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
30 September 2022
Spray foam is considered to be right at the very top of the most effective home insulation solutions. It is often the top choice for homeowners and builders alike. It is a superior solution that will keep your home properly protected. Offering high R-value (efficiency standards) there will be no need for upgrade or replacement for years. For spray foam insulation, to last a lifetime, let a professional install the spray foam and relax.
Spray foam is a permanent insulation solution that will protect your home for years and continue to deliver cost-saving benefits. It is a valuable investment however if improper installation is done it will pose a far greater risk than any benefits spray foam offers. It is highly important to have the installation done by a professional who guarantees a safe application. More so, spray foam deters moisture. It pushes itself into even the tiniest nooks and crannies such giving a little chance for water to get in your home. Further, spray foam improves indoor air quality. Its major benefit is its ability to minimize indoor allergens such as dust, mold, mildew and other pollutants. And the best part it improves comfort since it creates an air-tight seal protecting your home from elements and keeping it warm, dry and comfortable.
With spray foam insulation, it guarantees to keep people feeling their best. It is the perfect solution that reduces allergy and asthma symptoms and minimizes other chemical sensitivities. And for optimal performance of spray foam, ensure to have a proper energy recovery ventilation system giving room if it is found to be defective or if it is not properly cured or begins to crack due to improper installation.
For more tips on Spray foam insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
23 September 2022
Upgrading your home with blown-in insulation will give tremendous benefits. It is considered the most convenient choice over existing insulation or in between walls and ceiling joists without disturbing the structures. The blown-in insulation will easily cover large areas and fill in areas with tight spaces and angles. It will make your space comfortable. Giving your home an upgrade with blown-in insulation, you will experience savings, good health and home value.
The most common material used for blown-in applications is cellulose material. It is environmentally friendly since it is made from recycled newspaper, cardboard and other wood-based materials. And this blown-in cellulose is treated with boric acid and other substances that make it flame resistant and mold-resistant. For this reason, it improves the energy efficiency of your home and helps protect the environment. Many homeowners prefer blown-in insulation because it is the best means of adding insulation in existing construction, both for attic spaces and in wall cavities. This insulation offers a faster way to tremendously improve your attic insulation. It is also preferred for wall cavities because blown-in insulation is the only practical way to improve the R-value of stud cavities which is short of removing the entire wall surfaces. The installation involves the use of a mechanical blower or hopper which is performed by a contractor specializing in the process.
With blown-in insulation experience a reduced monthly cost on your energy bills. In addition, it will lessen outside noise giving you a better night’s rest. It is very cost effective, and it will allow you to get better comfort and lower monthly costs at an affordable price point. Lastly with blown-in insulation it will reduce energy waste and you will be helping the environment. Do your part for a green and brighter tomorrow!
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22 September 2022
The cooler weather is fast approaching and it is the ultimate time to start working on home improvements. Insulation is mostly an overlooked home improvement. With blanket insulation, which is the most commonly installed type of insulation, it offers countless benefits like energy cost saving benefits, comfort benefits and environmental benefits. There are different methods to choose from and blanket insulation is on top of the list.
Blanket insulation is one of the most widely used types of insulation both for new home construction and retrofit jobs. It greatly lowers the energy bill all year round and provides comfort by helping your home maintain a comfortable temperature. In addition with this type of insulation, it reduces noise from the outside and between the floors and different rooms. Choosing the blanket insulation is commonly installed in spaces without too many obstacles like pipes or wiring, fitted between beams, joists and steel studs. It is the reason why blanket insulation will be found in areas such as unfinished walls, floors and ceilings. It is also used as thermal insulation for areas inside your home. Generally, it is the attic where blanket insulation is commonly installed. Further, the R-value of blanket insulation will be dependent on how thick it is.
If you are planning for home improvement, the amount of blanket insulation you will need will depend on the type of heating and cooling system that you have and the part of the house that you are planning to insulate. Properly installed blanket insulation will ensure that your home is very energy efficient and it is environmentally friendly.
For more tips on Blanket insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
Insulation helps keep your house cool in the summer!