Is Fiberglass Insulation Safe?
Yes, but be aware that you should wear the personal protective equipment (PPE), such as clothing that completely covers your body (long sleeves, high neck shirt, jeans, etc.), safety glasses, gloves and a face mask. Even donning the above-mentioned PPE, you may still get the prickly fiberglass on your skin.
Whenever we install Fiberglass insulation, we make sure that everyone in the area is wearing and using the right equipment for the job. We’ve been Rockland, MA home insulation experts for over 40 years, we would not install unsafe materials in your home.
How does Fiberglass Insulation Work?
Fiberglass insulation is usually rolled. The insulation is placed inside the walls, in the floor and rafters of an attic, and in basements. Insulation absorbs heat and prevents the heat from moving to the outside.
Insulation is measured in R value which indicates the resistance to the heat movement to the outside. The higher the R value, the more energy efficient the insulation is.
What are the benefits of using Fiberglass Insulation?
Your home’s insulation creates a comfortable environment by slowing the loss or gain of heat. The most common type of insulation used is fiberglass. It is made by spinning molten glass into fibers.
The glass used in production is typically 20 to 30 percent post consumer glass content so it is partially environmentally friendly. This material is formed into batts, boards or loose fill applications.
Is Spray Foam Insulation Safe?
We’ve been insulating home in MA for over 10 years. It is safe and eco-friendly as well as it can be soundproofing and water resistant. ThermoSeal spray foam insulation is used in basements, under porches, walls and ceilings.
All spray foams must be installed by certified installers to ensure proper application and safety for everyone at the work site.
How does Spray Foam Insulation Work?
It starts to expand as soon as it hits oxygen. It starts to fill in all the cracks, crevices, and all the hard to reach places. When properly applied by a certified spray foam installer, the spray foam will expand many times its original size.
When it expands, it creates an air tight barrier preventing air leakage or infiltration.
This dramatic expansion is what makes ThermoSeal spray foam great for new construction and existing homes in Massachusetts.
What are the benefits of using Spray Foam Insulation?
There are many benefits associated with spray foam insulation.
Because of spray foams expanding and hardening properties, it almost doubles the strength of the walls where its applied.
At the same time, the spray foam works like a glue to hold roof sheathing in place.
This is especially important in areas that have high winds.
Can spray foam save me money in the summer and winter?
insulation is that it saves you money! Insulating with spray foam helps seal your home and prevent your warm or cool air from leaking out.
Save money in the summer You will save money on air conditioning and electricity bills in the summer time by keeping your home cooler and more efficient. And in the brutal north east winters, your home will retain its heat better and save you money on heating expenses. Without spray foam insulation, many homes in Massachusetts will have up to half of their warm and cool air leak outside.
That is the same as throwing their hard earned money out the window. Let Advanced Green Insulation help you save money and improve the quality of your biggest investment, your home.
Spray Foam insulation is the best combatant of heat loss and air infiltration than any other insulation material including fiberglass and cellulose.
How is Blown-In Cellulose installed?
Advanced Green Insulation, Inc. installs cellulose insulation is used in retrofitting MA homes by blowing the cellulose into holes drilled into the tops of the walls. It can also be blown into a new wall construction by using temporary retainers or netting that is clamped in place then removed once the cellulose has reached the appropriate density.
This form of application does settle as much as 20% but the stated R-value of the cellulose is accurate after settling occurs. In addition, a dense-pack option can be used to reduce settling and further minimize air gaps. Dense-pack places pressure on the cavity, and should be done by an experienced installer.
What are the benefits of using Blown-In Cellulose?
Cellulose insulation offers many benefits. The cellulose comes mostly from recycled fibers and is produced in factories that are energy efficient themselves.
This process is good for the environment and saves healthy trees from being cut down. Installation is easy with equipment that is simple to use and free to rent in many cases.