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Is Old Insulation a Fire Hazard?

February 8, 2020

You want your home to stay cool, but what if your insulation is a fire hazard? Most of us don’t consider that the very stuff that’s supposed to protect our home from the elements could actually contribute to its destruction—but it’s true. Certain types of old or improperly installed insulation can present a very real danger to your home and its residents. Some insulation materials can contribute to the spread of a fire, while others will release toxic gases inside your home. It’s important to ensure that your insulation has been properly installed and is safe for your home—especially because... View Article

With Wildfires Becoming More Common, Reconsider Your Home’s Insulation

January 25, 2020

Northern California has suffered a spate of severe wildfires over the last few years, destroying millions of acres and tens of thousands of residences. Experts say that grass fire season could start even earlier than usual this year thanks to offshore wind and weather patterns, meaning that if you live in a fire-prone area, it might be time to reconsider what kind of insulation you use in your home. Fire-resistant insulation At Ace Insulation Inc., we use Roxul batt insulation to help safeguard homes against fires. This type of insulation is also called mineral wool, rock wool or slag wool... View Article

Helpful Ideas to Draft-Proof Residential Doors and Windows

January 4, 2020

Homeowners choose to install insulation in their Northern California homes for one main reason: to protect their living spaces from outside air. You might be thinking to yourself that your walls and attic are already insulated, so you don’t need to install insulation. However, this may not be the case. Keep in mind that many older homes can actually benefit from new or additional insulation material, while the owners of newly-built homes need to carefully consider their options during the design phase. However, poor insulation is not the only cause of cold drafts in the winter. Drafts can be found... View Article

Five Ways to Insulate Your Home This Winter

December 21, 2019

You generally can’t see your wall and ceiling insulation, unless you’re up in the attic. Insulation is out of sight, so you might not give it much thought, unlike the condition of your doors, windows or floors, since you can see these features. But there are other factors aside from insulation material that play a role in how well your house is insulated against the elements. Come winter, you may notice cold drafts or your heater seemingly not warming up your home as it did in winters past. Your personal comfort is important, and high heating bills are no one’s... View Article

Why Should I Insulate My Attic This Fall?

November 11, 2019

Your attic may be the ideal space for storage, but it’s also meant to protect your home from the elements—that is, assuming it’s properly insulated.  Here are some benefits of investing in professional attic insulation installation in Northern California this fall. Less heater wear and tear Older homes and homes with insufficient insulation tend to be drafty year-round. Cold air can seep inside in the fall, while warm air escapes. Not only does poor insulation create a less comfortable environment, it’s also a top cause of wear and tear on heating and cooling systems. The HVAC system ends up working... View Article

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