Insulation

What types of insulation do you work with?

We work with:

  • blown in insulation
  • spray foam (cellulose fiberglass) insulation and
  • lifetime ice dam solutions

Please call to inquire more about our lifetime icedam solutions.

 

What is blown-in insulation?

Blown-in insulation is exactly what it sounds like! It’s fiberglass insulation that is installed using a special machine to break up bales of insulation into very small, uniform pieces. The same machine then shoots the insulation through a long hose. Because it’s R-value is based on the installed thickness, blown-in insulation is a far more flexible option than conventional rolled insulation, and less expensive to install as well.

Where can blown-in insulation be installed?

Blown-in insulation can be installed in attics, cathedral ceilings, inside finished walls, between joices, under floorboards – virtually any place you want better insulation. It can be installed through small access ports, making it the only option for finished areas. Your roof replacement is the perfect time to insulate because we have such unique attic access. Because the bulk of the labor is already incurred, it’s literally the least expensive way to insulate your home..

 

What is spray foam insulation?

Spray foam insulation is comprised of two liquids (isocyanate and polyol resin) that combine at the tip of an installation gun to form an expanding foam. Spray foam does an excellent job of completely sealing its application area. Spray foam is also a good sound-proofer. While it’s more expensive than traditional rolled insulation, it can do things that no other insulation can.

Where can spray foam insulation be installed?

Because of the nature of the installation, spray foam requires more open access to install, so it’s best reserved for attics or new construction. It has an incredibly high R-value so it’s extremely effective in areas where there isn’t a lot of space to add insulation. Because it expands into every little nook and cranny, it’s the best choice for moisture-sensitive areas (like sealing a bathroom or spa, off from the rest of the house).

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