types of insulation available to use and each one has its own benefits. The most effective insulation that we recommend is Icynene polyurethane spray foam.
Blanket and Batt insulation generally comes in fiberglass. It comes in rolls of sheets that are placed or stapled into the cavities of the walls and ceilings. It is the least expensive form of insulation to buy but it is also the least effective. It is critical that this is in contact with the thermal boundary. If it is not in contact with the thermal boundary it will not work. Average R-Value for fiberglass batt insulation is R- 3.71.
Spray Foam offers numerous builder and contractor benefits
High quality insulation is one of the best investments you can recommend to a homeowner. They will see a quicker return on their investment by selecting the right insulation for their application. The most critical places to improve insulation are attics, crawl spaces, basement ceilings, and exterior walls. If the insulation is installed properly the savings can be anywhere from 20% to 50%. Many homeowners are aware that cold or warm air may be entering their home through windows, doors, and walls, but few realize they are losing energy from air loss to the attic. That is why we also air seal along with insulating. There are mainly four
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Air sealing is becoming an industry standard when insulating your attic.
What exactly is attic air sealing? Many air leaks and drafts are easy to find because they are easy to feel — like those around windows and doors. But holes hidden in attics, basements, and crawlspaces are usually bigger problems. Sealing these leaks with caulk, spray foam, or weather stripping will have a great impact on improving comfort inside the home and reducing utility bills. For more detail on air sealing, please click here. Upon air sealing your clients attic, they are one step closer to qualifying for a rebate through Energy Upgrade CA (EUC). To learn more about potential rebates, please click here.
Whether you need to simply deliver a comfortable, affordable home environment for your clients or solve design challenges to give them the home of their dreams, Icynene spray insulation is the clear choice for insulating a house. Icynene spray insulation is an air barrier that seals cracks and crevices other insulations miss, even in hard-to-insulate spaces. The results are unique and lasting benefits, like improved indoor air quality, moisture management, sound dampening — and energy savings so dramatic, Icynene spray insulation pays for itself in just three to four years on average. Energy efficiency is a top consideration among homeowners in the market for insulation. Icynene spray foam insulation helps you give them exactly what they want. In fact, Icynene can help reduce energy bills by up to 50% for savings that exceed insulation costs and the investment then continues to pay off in the form of monthly savings for the life of the home.
Because less energy is needed to heat and cool a home with Icynene, HVAC capacity needs may also be reduced, saving you and your clients more money and possibly freeing up space within the design. Air leakage can account for up to 40% of a building’s energy loss, and it cannot be stopped with traditional insulation. R value is important, but an airtight seal is equally important for achieving energy savings.
Spray Foam can be used in wood and metal-framed buildings. With unequaled air sealing and R-values of greater than R-7.0 per inch, spray foam uniquely provides heating and cooling savings throughout its lifetime. Drafts and air infiltration are eliminated, making the residential client a more comfortable living environment and the commercial client more secure. Spray foam reduces the noise transfer and sound penetration from both inside and outside the building envelope due to its Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating of 37. Icynene spray foam insulation provides insulation
R - value and air-sealing in a single step. This is the only way to truly provide your clients with the most energy-saving value from their insulation costs. Upon installing spray foam we kindly ask that you read and acknowledge the health and safety guildlines for spray foam.
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Generally it costs more than Blanket and Batt insulation but its application method means it usually fills crevices easier and more successfully. This method of insulation reduces air gaps and leakage which overall provides a more secure environment and better sound insulation. Cellulose also carries a higher thermal mass than other insulation materials, which means it holds more heat.It also stops air transfer 30% better than fiberglass. Cellulose Insulation used commonly in attics and exterior walls is made of 87% recycled wood and paper products. Infused with borate compounds allows it act as a fire retardant. R- Value varies on the application, please contact us or visit our knowledge center for more information.
Rigid board insulation can be purchased in a variety of thicknesses and materials ranging from polystyrene to fiber glass and polyurethane. One of the main benefits of rigid board insulation is it can withstand high temperatures making it a great fire retardant product. It can also be used as thermal insulation on concrete and block walls. Average R-Value for rigid board is R- 6.5 per inch. Visit our knowledge center to learn more about the different types and applications for Rigid Board.