Categories for Home Insulation

Is Home Insulation Necessary?

June 22, 2021

Insulation installation is a key phase in the home construction process, but homes that were built decades ago often lack the kind of comprehensive insulation modern homes enjoy. Retrofitting older homes with new insulation can be a costly process, so many homeowners are hesitant to invest in this kind of project. For homeowners who live in warm climates, insulation might not seem very important. However, the reality is that insulation is essential no matter what the weather is like in your area. The importance of home insulation You might not spend much time thinking about your home’s insulation, but it’s... View Article

The Best Insulation for Soundproofing

May 31, 2021

Whether you live in a noisy neighborhood or want to train a herd of elephants in the privacy of your own home, soundproofing is a must. The best way to reduce noise is to use insulation as soundproofing in your Northern California home. Insulation is made of porous materials that can trap heat, preventing it from penetrating into (or out of) your walls. However, it can also muffle noise. Here are some of the best insulation choices for soundproofing purposes: Batt: Batt insulation comes in rolls or “blankets.” It’s usually made of fiberglass, which is stiff and fire resistant. Since... View Article

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

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