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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.
17 March 2020
Updated home insulation saves you money on your energy bill while simultaneously offering positive environmental effect. Most people understand the fact that their energy bills will reduce significantly with upgraded home insulation, but they overlook and discount the fact that while you’re burning less energy, your producing a positive environmental effect as well.
Custom Insulation Company specializes in home insulation which is an essential home component that promotes an improved home comfort, better health for the family, lower energy cost and minimizes your home’s environmental effects. With appropriate insulation, you can experience an improved energy efficiency which will result in a significant reduction of chemical emissions released into your surroundings. Through our expertise and competent experience, we can help you achieve a green and sustainable home plus excellent comfort that your family deserves.
If you are looking for insulation experts, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc. We can help make your home a better place to live in.
10 March 2020
An often-overlooked new home construction consideration is the subject of insulation. Don’t settle for a default solution. Get educated on your options and be armed with a full cost/benefit analysis before making your new home insulation decision. In this blog post we give you things to consider on this very subject.
You can optimize energy conservation with efficient and valued smart insulation decision making. Far too many new homeowners must turn to retrofit insulation services after making poor decisions during the construction planning process. You need to know where to insulate and the recommended R-values for each of the areas. To do this, you would be wise to reach out to an insulation professional who will guide you in ways that many home builders either can’t or won’t do.
Proper home insulation is essential for maintaining your home temperature during the summer and winter when the heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC) system is running. If your attic insulation is inadequate or has holes you need to have it changed. There are various types of insulation available. The right kind for your home will depend on your budget and the best way to cover air and prevent it from leaking out. It is recommended that you consult an insulation contractor to do the installation since some types of insulation like blown-in insulation specifically is harmful to the lungs and needs special care.
Further, to maximize energy efficiency, it is just necessary to learn the connection between the insulation and other building components. This strategy will determine where you need to insulate and the recommended R-values based on the climate, type of heating and cooling system, etc. After deciding where you need to insulate it is necessary to know the type of insulation to use. Remember before insulating a new home, you will need to properly air seal it and consider the moisture control. By applying a range of techniques in the home which involves some minor adjustments you will achieve significant savings in energy costs.
For more tips on home insulation, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
28 February 2020
Living tastes evolve like most things. Interest in container home living is on the rise as people look for humble and affordable living solutions. The most common way to insulate a container home is with spray foam insulation.
This insulation material will be sprayed directly onto both the interior and exterior walls of a shipping container. In order to get the proper insulation in a shipping container, the walls must be built out to allow the proper depth, much like you will when finishing a basement. The challenge of properly insulating a container home is related to the shallow depth of the walls. While the metal structure of the shipping container is a sturdy and durable wall material, the lack of thickness poses a challenge for correct insulation.
Before deciding on an insulation material for your container home, you will first need to determine how you want to build out the walls. If you are connecting several containers for a multi-container home, adding space on the inside of the walls will not be an issue. But if you choose a tiny homemade from one or two shipping containers, space will be a bonus. In this case, you will be better off adding insulation to the exterior and then covering it with some exterior cladding. The reality is shipping containers are the perfect housing alternative for people searching for an affordable and sustainable home.
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27 February 2020
Most every homeowner knows that home attic insulation is one of the most efficient ways to save energy. However, most are not familiar with their options for home insulation improvement. We hope to provide you some insight here on the subject.
Deciding what insulation to install in your home depend upon relatively simple considerations. Is this your lifetime home? Is it a home you expect to vacate in a few years? Is it a rental property? All of these things are considerations that both you and we take into consideration when calculating your best solution. Some of your options include blanket insulation, blown-in cellulose and spray foam. Each have their own merits, cost, and overall value. There is much to consider and we’ll spare you the long read here.
Call us for a free consult regarding your situation and home insulation goals and objectives. Together, we’ll author a surprisingly affordable and effective plan. Contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc..
24 February 2020
One of the most common problems homeowners have with their gutter system is failed downspouts. We resolve downspout issues by installing copper gutter downspouts in our gutter service solutions. Copper downspouts are a critical component to a gutter system’s ability to drain water safely away from your home. This is the portion that is installed between the gutter and the drain pipes Copper downspouts are elegant and functional and are meant to be shown off. Having a copper downspout on your home is ideal for most areas where there is a lot of rain and you want to make sure that water drains properly.
Additionally, copper downspout is an ideal functional component because the areas that take the water from the gutters move down and out to a drainage area. There are problems encountered by others because the irrigation in their home is not suited as the water flows fast. This is where copper downspouts offer the most efficient function in your home. Moreover choosing copper downspouts without seam is highly recommended. The advantage of seamless copper downspouts is that it holds up much better in severe conditions because hot and cold conditions have a tendency to make seams expand and contract. Though a little more expense is up front, it will save you money along the way. And once the installation is done well, your gutter system will last for the life of your home.
One of the reasons people uses copper downspouts is to break up the water into smaller flows. This is ideal if your ground does not absorb water flow quickly since the slower pour allows time for the ground to absorb the water instead of causing a stationary pool. The copper downspout performs a multi function from protecting your roof and the exterior of your home from rain and moisture while providing effective drainage. Copper gutters are long-lasting and will be a good investment for your home value. Further it offers the long standing appeal that is perfect for a high-end home.
For more tips on copper gutter system, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc.
10 February 2020
Copper gutters have become the preferred solution of most homeowners because of their beauty and long-term functionality. Rain gutters play an important role in both protecting and beautifying your home and you can enjoy them now at a very affordable cost.
When professionally installed, these gutters provide a seamless appearance with your home as they are cut on site, custom fitted to the house. Copper gutters provide a genuine aesthetic appeal that greatly improves the curb appeal (value) of your home.
We can guide you through the entire gutter selection process, your options, and all the cost/benefits of each option. For more information regarding copper gutter systems, contact Custom Insulation Company, Inc..
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