Home Insulation Installers Hillsboro

Is it time for Crawl Space Insulation Installation in Hillsboro? 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.

Radiant Barrier Foil

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.

Expandable Foam Insulation

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 Crawl Space Insulation Installation in Hillsboro are tested and rated as fireproof. If for some strange reason you find one that is not, stay away from that product.

Blown Fiberglass Insulation

About Reflective Foil Insulation

Scenario:

I have just completed an addition to my house. I've heard that blown in insulation is better than batts since covers the joists completely and leaves no open areas. Do you have any do it yourself suggestions?

Solution:

Yes you are correct. Blown in insulation is better that batts when installed properly as it does seal the attic better.

First you need to measure your attic area that you plan on insulating. Most attics require a value of R-30, R-38 or R-49, depending on your climate and location. Once you know the square footage of your attic you can determine how much insulation you'll need by simple looking on the chart located on the bag of insulation.

Before you get started you will need to determine what materials you will need. Assuming your home has recessed lights, ceiling and bathroom fans and eave vents you will need the following tools and materials:

Loose Fill Insulation

Cardboard Baffles

Flashing

Duct Tape

Staple Hammer and Staples

Utility Knife

Ladder

Insulation Blowing Machine (Available at your local rental store)

I've found blowing insulation into the attic is a simple process. Start and the far ends of the attic. Going back and forth make sure its level and smooth. Make sure to get all areas of the attic and don't fill any vents or recessed light areas. Take a tape measure with you and check the levels once in a while. As an example, if your installing an R-38 of fiberglass insulation you would want it to measure 16 inches deep. As you work your way back near the attic access make sure your helper is getting that excess hose out of the way. When you get to about 6 feet from the access hole stop the machine so you can get on the ladder. Once on the ladder finish installing, making sure to bring the level evenly against the dam you previously built.

The final step is to place a piece of batt insulation in the access hole and carefully put the attic hole lid back into place. Now your done! Stay out of that attic as much as possible from this point as loose fill insulation that has been stepped on or crushed looses it's R value.

Insulation Removal

How to Evaluate the Types and Amount of Insulation

What are the special installation types forspray foam that may not be typically obvious? What is very popular in California, especiallyin northern California, is wine tanks.

All the tanks they store wine in.

All of themare sprayed with two inches of spray foam.

Wine tanks.

Do you have any pictures?There is a huge market of it in northern California, and there is a market for it in Southern California.

These types of things.

Yeah.

They get big.

These look to be huge.

Yeah.

Like that.

We spray the outside of thosethings.

Right.

So the outside wouldn't be silver likethat.

It would have a layer.

So what would you do exactly? What type of spray foam wouldyou use? You would first clean it, make sure all thedust is off it.

Some might have what material it is.

Some might require a primer.

And thenyou actually spray roofing foam on it, because it just comes out a lot smoother which isusually a 2.

8 density, 3 point density, and then you do two layers of elastomeric roofcoating just like basically a roof application.

So sometimes they could be in a control environment.

Presumably, you wouldn't need to do it if it's in a controlled environment, or wouldyou do it? No, no.

You typically wouldn't do it, butthey would already have the environment already insulated.

But this reminds me of though,is the building that this is in, these are typically called pole barns.

The reason beingis that they're usually made out of metal.

Metal siding and the wind picks up, it's veryloud and rattley.

The pole structures they don't have any installation in there and.

First unexpected applications for spray foam would be wine tanks.

Presumably this wouldbe a manufacturing facility in a winery.

They make wine in containers like these do they?Yes.

Temecula's in southern California, that's about an hour and a half away from me.

Thereis a lot of wineries out there.

I just wouldn't have visualized the productionof wine in big tanks like that.

It's just not intuitive.

Well there's an unusual application.

That's a good one.

What else? Agriculture.

Like for example in Idaho.

It'sreally popular you know that they use pole bars are just screwed together with sheetmetal and steel, and sometimes wood.

A lot of the farming communities would get awfullywindy and they just are loud and rattley.

And this would tighten up all the sheet metal,sidings, and roofing.

For a nice and quiet and comfortable inside.

It blocks all the gaps and just strengthens the building overall structurally becauseit forms kind of solid coating.

Exactly.

Yeah.

On these cold climate areas in California, horse farms.

Where they don't want the horsesfreezing out there.

So we've got wine tanks, whole barns, andhorse barns.

And a lot of these barns, they put in areasfor the employees.

They'll attach a little office to them.

They need to be insulatedas well.

So I imagine a big area.

I mean these arejust basically like big hangers aren't they? So if they need to become controlled, I imaginethey're going to be very difficult to because this is such a big open area.

The way they'reconstructed, I imagine they must be very difficult and very expensive to maintain a specificclimate in them.

As long as they do spray foam it wouldn'tbe difficult.

It seals everything up and all they need is two inches.

Is there a way to define the insulation value that would be achieved in an installationlike this? You would get the 6.

5 or 7 R value per inch.

2 inches that would give you 14.

So there's your R value.

You then give them an equivalent of an R14 insulation.

Is that what you are saying?Yes.

So it doesn't sound like a lot.

It's fact to the whole thing about spray foam is the air sealing.

If you the minimum oftwo inches in there, the heat or the cold isn't going to pass that.

You have that airbarrier in 2 inches closed-cell foam.

The R value really isn't relevant.

So it's stillnot going to penetrate it, because it has an air barrier.

It's sealed tight,The reality then you're saying is that although it's theoretically an R14, the actual practicalbenefit of the insulation will be much greater than that.

Yes.

We're back to the performance than prescriptive.

Prescriptive it's an R14.

The performanceis much greater than that because it has air sealing.

An air barrier in it.


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