Insulation

Reduce Your Energy Bills

Why Insulate Your Home?

Stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer!

Birdhouse in snow wrapped in a blanketDid you know that many older homes have inadequate attic insulation that isn’t up to today’s codes? That means wasted money is going right through your roof!

Reasons to Re-Insulate

  • Many homes built before 1975 don’t have insulation under the floor or in the exterior walls! Un-insulated walls can cost up to 12% extra on heating bills. Un-insulated floors can cost up to 30% extra!
  • Heating and cooling account for 50%-70% of the energy used in an average home! Improper insulation means that your utilities bill is significantly higher!
  • Re-insulating your home should pay for itself within a few years of installation because of the money you save on utilities!

There are many types of insulation, as described below. It can be hard to know exactly what type of insulation is going to save you the most money, will be the easiest to apply, and how its thermal performance will be, in your situation.

Your Firehouse Exteriors local contractor can explain what process or product will best suit your needs.

Call today for a FREE, no obligation inspection and consultation.

Fiberglass Batt or Roll

Fiberglass is the leading insulation used in homes today.

Man rolling fiberglass in atticTypically manufactured in two different forms — pre-cut batts and rolls and blown-in loose-fill — fiberglass building insulation is used primarily for thermal and acoustical purposes in wall cavities, attics and other critical open spaces in building assemblies. One of its key advantages is value. Fiberglass insulation has a lower installed price than many other types of insulating materials and, for equivalent R-Value performance (i.e., thermal resistance), it is generally the most cost-effective option when compared to cellulose or sprayed foam insulation systems. Fiberglass batt or rolls are easily installed in attics or under floors with a basement or crawl space.

Blown-In

An easy and fast solution for attic insulation

Man blowing insulation in atticBlown-in insulation is a material made of fiberglass or cellulose that’s blown into cavities in walls to fill in gaps in insulation. This insulation is ideal for attic spaces with nooks and crannies that are difficult to insulate with fiberglass batting due to their size and shape. Cellulose blown-in insulation is the most affordable option because it is made from recycled materials. Once installed, blown-in insulation can last for up to 25 years while providing very reliable performance.

Spray Foam

Perfect for walls and other tight spaces that may have air gaps

Man spraying insulation between wallsSpray foam insulation is typically made of polyurethane that’s applied as a foam and expands and hardens as a solid to create airtight seals —especially in attics and walls. Because spray foam insulation expands after it’s applied, it automatically conforms to the precise shape and dimensions of the space in which it’s being installed. Depending on the material being used, spray foam insulation can last for up to 80 years. Because this type of insulation creates such a strong seal, it’s one of the most effective options when it comes to blocking drafts and minimizing thermal heat transfer in attic spaces.