Categories for Home Insulation

How to Make Sure Your Insulation Is Ready for the Summer

March 31, 2021

Summer is just around the corner, which means daytime temperatures will soon be in the 80s. The best way to keep your house comfortable while reducing your energy bills is to ensure your home is adequately insulated. However, that’s not always an easy task for the average homeowner. Fortunately, we’re here to help you double-check your insulation and ensure you’re properly covered. Continue reading to learn how to know if you need new insulation in preparation for the summer months in Northern California: Assess your energy bill: Your monthly cooling bill can be much higher if your home is unprepared... View Article

How to Determine if You Have Poor Insulation

March 17, 2021

Insulation is pivotal in keeping your home comfortable and your energy bills low all year long. Unfortunately, insulation doesn’t last forever. It becomes less effective as it ages, and can even become a breeding ground for pests. Continue reading to learn a few of the signs that will help you determine if your Northern California home is not well insulated. Old age If your home was built before 1970, you can stop reading right now—it’s likely time to re-insulate your home. Insulation technology has come a long way in the past few decades, meaning it’s better at keeping your home... View Article

The Ins and Outs of Rigid Insulation

February 16, 2021

Proper insulation is one of the most important investments you can make in your home to conserve energy and keep the interior of your home comfortable all year long. When installing new insulation in Northern California, you’ll have a wide range of options available, including rigid board insulation. The most popular types of insulation across the country are generally batts or mats of soft insulation, but there are also fiberglass, cellulose and natural wool insulation materials that are popular alternatives. With rigid board insulation, you get hard, dense sheets of foam, typically polystyrene or polyurethane. The chemical structure of these... View Article

The Types of Insulation for the Home

January 11, 2021

Homeowners less acquainted with the world of insulation might believe fiberglass batts and rolls are the only option. Little do they know, alternatives such as spray foam and mineral wool have greater insulation properties. A contractor in Northern California will introduce you to options that are best for your home, but for now, here’s what you need to know about the types of home insulation. Rigid panels Rigid panels are constructed with dense foam that’s cut to fit in between stud cavities, floor joists and rafters. The panels can have an R-value up to 6.5 and are one of the... View Article

The Ultimate Insulation Buying Guide for Home Builders

October 21, 2020

Experienced home builders know the importance of installing quality insulation throughout a newly-built house. Properly installed insulation can reduce energy costs for the homeowner and ensure comfort throughout the year. There are a ton of different insulation options for homes in Northern California, some of which are better than others. If you’re choosing which insulation is right for a new home, here are a few important things you should consider before buying. Maximize budget: In the insulation industry, the R-value is how a manufacturer measures how well a type of insulation reduces heat flow. The higher an insulation’s R-value, the... View Article

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