Our Most Commonly Asked Insulation Questions
We’re willing to bet that the average person doesn’t know a lot about insulation! To show you just how beneficial installing insulation can be for your New England home, we’ll provide you with answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about insulation below!
How much insulation your home needs will vary from property to property. New England homes will need more of it than those in more southern states because the climate is much colder, so it’s always better to go with more than less! Your home’s age also plays a big role here – the older it is, the more likely it is to need more insulation.
Big strides have been made in the last few years to make insulation products as fire-resistant as possible, especially with our lineup of products! Mineral wool insulation boasts the most fire-resistant qualities other than our fireproofing options.
Insulation is a crucial part of any New England home! The main thing it helps with is increasing your home’s energy efficiency, preventing it from getting too stuffy during the summer and too chilly during the winter. It reduces the strain on your home’s energy systems, which in turn lowers your monthly energy bill costs. Insulation also helps muffle out bothersome outside noise and makes your home more comfortable.
The best places to install insulation in your home should be in basement walls, attics, in between interior walls, and floors. The main goal with insulation is to ensure your home is completely covered without any pockets of unwanted air. The best place to start is with attics and ceilings because these are the most accessible, then work your way downwards.
Older and less effective types of insulation can create habitable nests for creatures like rodents and mice. However, this isn’t the case with our lineup! Options like spray foam and blown-in cellulose insulation leave no room for crevices, meaning that even the tiniest of pests won’t stand a chance!
An R-value is a tool used to measure a type of insulation’s effectiveness at preventing heat flow in and out of a home. The higher the R-value is, the better your insulation product will be at keeping your home energy efficient. Our products have high R-values because they’re needed in New England climates – they can be incredibly volatile!
Depending on your home’s construction, you may need to upgrade your insulation! This is especially the case if your home originated in the early 1900s. Asbestos was a common ingredient in insulation products back then, which could be causing a health risk. Our insulation product lineup will never threaten your home and the health of the people in it!
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