Residential & Commercial Services
When it comes to home insulation, it's hard to beat the quality of spray foam. Spray foam insulation outperforms other insulation materials in terms of R-value, resistance to mold and moisture damage, durability, air sealing, and versatility.
Before you decide on spray foam or another method of insulation, it's important to understand the superiority of spray foam compared to traditional materials. When compared to fiberglass batts, spray foam offers nearly double the R-value per inch, achieves air-sealing and insulation in one step, won't be damaged by mold or moisture, and won't settle, compress, or otherwise be damaged to the point it needs replacement.
Spray foam insulation is typically priced by volume, meaning your cost will depend on how much material you need to use to insulate your space, although, other factors may influence price as well. In most cases, the cost of spray foam insulation is more than worth it, as it's a once and done upgrade that will not only provide energy savings in your home, but also improve your home's overall comfort.
If you're looking for an effective, environmentally friendly insulation option for your home, cellulose insulation is a great choice. Cellulose insulation is made from old newspapers and other wastepaper that would otherwise be dumped in cellulose insulation is made from recycled materials that are ground into a fluffy, lightweight material with insulation value as high as R-4 per inch. The insulation is treated with a non-toxic borate solution that gives the material a Class 1 fire safety rating (the highest available), while also making it resistant to mold and insects.
Cellulose insulation is installed in your home by being blown into the cavity that needs insulation, be it an open attic or an enclosed wall. One of the best features of cellulose insulation is that it can usually be installed over the existing insulation, saving time and money.
Batts or Rolls are flexible products made of fiberglass, rock wool, polyester or even recycled paper. They have an R-value between 2-4 per inch. This type of insulation is available in a range of sizes that fit the spacing between wall studs, attics and joists.
Batt insulation is installed with facing (called kraft-faced batts) or without facing. The climate determines which type to use. In some climates the facing on batts can serve as a vapor barrier. Other climates require a separate vapor barrier, in which case unfaced batt insulation is installed. Batt insulation is manufactured in many different R-values. The R-value required for your project depends on your climate, local building codes and the area you are insulating. Batt insulation can be used in nearly any type of insulation application.
Removing attic insulation is the first step in our integrated attic-cleaning solution. If your attic has old or dirty insulation, it may be time to get it looked at and replaced. Old attic insulation is often inefficient and could lead to unnecessarily high energy bills. Dirty attic insulation, on the other hand, could have been the result of pests like rodents and birds that contaminated the insulation, which can lead to an unhealthy home. If either of these situations are the case, it’s time to remove insulation from attic spaces to maximize the safety and energy-efficiency of your house.
Insulation is removed either by hand or by utilizing a commercial 18-HP Gas Powered Insulation Removal Vacuum attached to a 150 ft vacuum hose. Once the insulation has been removed, or if there was no insulation to begin with, we will vacuum the floor of the entire attic using an 18-HP Commercial Vacuum.
Air that leaks through your home’s envelope − the outer walls, windows, doors, and other openings − wastes a lot of energy and increases your utility costs. A well-sealed envelope, coupled with the right amount of insulation, can make a real difference on your utility bills.
Sealing leaks and adding insulation can improve the overall comfort of your home and help to fix many of these common problems: Reduced noise from outside, less pollen, dust and insects (or pests) entering your home, better humidity control, lower chance for ice dams on the roof/eves in snowy climates
Home Energy Audits
A home energy audit (or assessment) is a comprehensive evaluation of a home’s energy performance that trained experts conduct, not too dissimilar from a car inspection. Home energy auditors inspect homes, collect, and analyze data, and provide residents with a written report that summarizes their findings. It is the first step that DOE and countless other building energy industry professionals recommend consumers take to improve their home’s energy performance, because home energy audits generate prioritized punch lists of the most significant and cost-effective energy-efficiency improvements residents can make to their homes – including an estimate of the energy and cost savings every individual improvement could provide.