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Insulation is one of the best ways to prevent mildew, mold, bacteria, wood rot, and roof deterioration. Insulation is one of the best ways to keep moisture out of your attic and to maintain a moderate and controlled temperature in your attic. We offer a full range of insulation services, including: removal, replacement, and installation. Commonly insulated areas include: walls, attic, crawl spaces, floors, & ceilings.
BLANKET BATTS AND ROLLS
Best for: unfinished walls, floors, and ceilings Blanket batts and rolls are typically constructed with fiberglass, although versions made of cotton, mineral wool, and plastic fibers are also available. Installing this type of insulation is an inexpensive and DIY-friendly project, since the materials are designed to fit into the standard width between wall studs, attic rafters, and floor joists. (Pro tip: Keep in mind that fiberglass is a lung and skin irritant, so always wear protective clothing when handling the material.) If you opt for the roll variety, you’ll need to cut the insulation to the proper length with a utility knife; forcing the insulation to fit by compression makes it less effective. Standard fiberglass blankets and batts have R-values between R-2.9 and R-3.8 per inch of thickness. High-performance (medium-density and high-density) fiberglass blankets and batts have R-values between R-3.7 and R-4.3 per inch of thickness.
SPRAY FOAM INSULATION
Best for: Adding insulation to existing finished areas and irregularly shaped or hard-to-reach spaces Spray foam insulation seals leaks and gaps inside existing walls. Liquid polyurethane is sprayed into the cavity of the wall, where it then expands and hardens into a solid foam. When insulating a larger area, homeowners can use a pressure sprayed (foamed-in-place) option. Spray foam comes in two constructions: open-cell foam or denser closed-cell foam. Closed cell foam has the highest R-value of any insulation, around R-6.2 per inch, but can be expensive; open-cell foam insulation values are around R-3.7 per inch of thickness. If you choose spray foam installation to increase the R-value of their home’s insulation, consider calling a professional for the job, since installation can be trickier than simply aiming and spraying.
Best for: Adding insulation to existing finished areas, as well as irregularly shaped or hard-to-reach spaces, soundproofing Blown-in insulation is applied using a machine that blows a paper-like material into the space to be insulated. This type of insulation is often made of fiberglass, rock wool, or reclaimed cellulose material (like recycled newspapers or cardboard), which conform to fit nearly any type of location—even the peskiest obstructions. For blown-in insulation, R-values range from R-2.2 for fiberglass up to R-3.8 for dense cellulose. Simple insulation jobs may be DIY-friendly if you rent an insulation blower, but consider calling a professional for best results.
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