Is it time for Ceiling Insulation Installation in Richardson? What is the best type to choose? Let us focus on four specific types. One is blown attic insulation the other is batt insulation. Each type has pros and cons. However, which is the best choice for you.
One of the best advantages of blown attic insulation over batt is that the blown style covers everything; while there can be open areas in the batt type.
When you’re looking to have your home or building insulated with spray foam insulation, you have a couple of product choices. Whether you go with closed foam or open foam insulation, the differences in their make will make a big difference in which one will work best for your needs.
Radiant barrier insulation has one reflective side that is made from an aluminum coating. Any radiant barrier insulation can be installed in an existing or new home. The reflective side of the barrier insulation is made to face the open air pocket of the surface.
Almost all Ceiling Insulation Installation in Richardson are tested and rated as fireproof. If for some strange reason you find one that is not, stay away from that product.
The Three Important Types of Attic Insulation
Adding insulation to your attic is a great way to save energy, but there are a number of choices that you need to sort through. What is the best type for your situation? What is the best location for this added insulation? How much should you add?
The first thing that you need to determine is how much insulation you already have. Measure the depth and determine the type. Then multiply the depth by the appropriate value: Cellulose: 3.1, Fiberglass Batt or Blown: 3.7, Closed-Cell Foam: 6.2, Open-Cell Foam: 3.6.
Before you move any further to insulate your attic, you should make sure that you have any knob and tube wiring in your attic that would be covered by insulation replaced. The wires in this type of system need to be in the open air in order to dissipate heat. If they are surrounded by insulation this will trap the heat and cause a fire hazard.
Once you have calculated the R-value of your insulation, you need to determine how much more you should add. Energy Starr has developed recommended levels of attic insulation for every Zone throughout the US. See map at Energy Star and chart below. However, what it boils down to is most houses don't have enough insulation. R-30 is the bare minimum and unless you live in south Florida, the recommended amount is twice that.
Radiant Barriers: work differently than thermal insulation. They reflect the heat away from the thermal insulation, instead of slowing the heat transfer through it. This effectively increases the performance of your thermal insulation in your attic by 50% to 70%. Radiant barriers work best if they are installed between the attic insulation and the roof sheathing, and when they are sloped so that dust will not accumulate on it as quickly. Furthermore, radiant barriers are fairly inexpensive and easy to install.
Your last step is to determine if you are going to add thermal insulation, a radiant barrier, or both. If your house already has what is the code minimum in many locations of R-30, adding a radiant barrier should boost its effectiveness to 45 or even 50. Or if you have an old house with 5 ½" of fiberglass or cellulose (R-17 to R-20) and you add another R-19 and a radiant barrier, you effective insulation value should be between 54 and 65.
Special Applications for Spray Foam Insulation
Homsulate invite you to watch the unique retrofit wall foam insulation process and learn how you can sharply reduce energy bills, put a muzzle on unwanted outside noise and provide a literal firewall around your home protecting loved ones and your property.
Let's follow Homesulate to a job and see exactly how the retrofit wall foam insulation is installed.
Starting off with the overall process we drill a number of holes from top to bottom of the outside wall Homesulate wall foam insulation is an eco friendly, non destructive process that combines energy efficiency, noise cancelling and fire resistance all in one process.
When Homesulate completes the injection process it's time to clean up.
Certified Energy Star thermal wall cavity fill insulation, Homeulate wall foam holds an impressiver-value of 5.
1 per inch - 40% greater than existing fiberglass or cellulose Installed also as an acoustic wall cavity fill, Homesulate STC rating is an impressive 53 capable of reducing unwanted outside noise by 80% excellent for homes by busy roads airports and railroads.
For added safety, Homesulate wall foam carries a Class A a fire rating almost double the industry standard As Homsulate is injected in to existing cellulose, the existence cellulose compresses and bonds with Homesulate wall foam to form a solid, completely filled wall cavity.
Similar to injecting wall foam in to cellulose, a much better insulated wall is the outcome as Homesulate wall foam compresses the rolled insulation, adding another solid layer filling un-scene gaps and cracks that are often referred to as the silent energy bill killer.
Homesulate combines energy efficiency, noise canceling, and Class A fire rating.
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