Open (Left) vs Closed (Right) This question is asked often as customers try to decide which foam insulation will work best in their business. They want to know how the two compare before they finalize this decision to ensure they are making the right choice. The following discusses the main differences between the two insulation foams... Bubbly The difference is in the bubbles. You read that right– bubbles. [...]
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Spray foam insulation is a liquid foam that expands when sprayed and sets into an insulating layer. It is one of the most effective insulation materials available on the market today. It quickly became the preferred choice for consumers in America as it not only acts as an effective insulator but it also can prevent air leakage. With a major increase in the cost of living in the last year, [...]
Blown-in or batt and rolls– how do you choose? Homeowners often struggle deciding which one is best suited to their home as they make changes to their property. Are you considering adding more insulation to your home? If so, your search has led you right where you need to be. It can be a little confusing trying to decide which type of insulation is the right choice for your property. [...]
If you pay for powering your home, you know that the dollars can really add up. The price per kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity in the US rose from nearly 14 cents to 15 cents over the last year, according to the Energy Information Administration. While a single cent might not sound like much, the average American household uses nearly 900 kWh of electricity each month. If you take the [...]
Visible improvements are all well and good, however unseen upgrades for energy efficiency are highly sought after on your home improvement list. One of the easiest and most practical improvements you can add is insulation. Many improvements add to the beauty or comfort of your home, but you may also be trying to think of ways to increase the value of your property. A number of comfort and energy problems [...]
Insulating your home can bring invaluable benefits in the comfort it brings, better health, and the ability to enjoy living in your own home. A home insulation calculator can only show you the financial benefits, and there are some. For example, you might not be aware that a better-insulated house typically consumes less in heating and cooling costs in times of extreme temperatures. However, you should also take into account [...]
Ideally you should clean your attic at least once every two years. This cleaning schedule prevents any hazardous animals like rodents from forming large nests, which can spread diseases. Cleaning your attic can also help with energy costs as it allows a contractor to check for any holes that are letting in moisture and air or letting heat out during cold months. Replacing the old attic and other locations where [...]
When it comes to building a pole barn, a lot of people underestimate not only the importance of insulation, but the importance of properly installed insulation. The secret to effectively insulating your pole barn is to address insulation needs before construction begins. Pole Barn Assembly Most pole barns are typically assembled using wood framing with steel roofing and siding. Steel roofing has proven to be very conductive in terms of [...]