Categories for Home Insulation

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

What’s the Best Insulation for California’s Climate?

July 21, 2020

You don’t have to be a master builder to understand the enormous benefits of high-functioning insulation for warm weather in Northern California. When your home’s insulation is lacking, you’ll see several drawbacks. First, your comfort suffers because your home is incapable of regulating the temperature. Second, your bank account gets hit because you find yourself spending more money each month to keep yourself and your family comfortable. Of course, to get the most of your insulation, you have to install the right kind of material. Read on to find out what type of insulation suits your needs! Loose-fill insulation Depending... View Article

Why Should I Invest in Firestopping Insulation?

July 1, 2020

If you’re preparing to renovate your home, you should give some consideration to the kind of insulation you currently have and whether you might benefit from upgrading it. Firestopping insulation is one kind of insulation that can be a good investment, especially for certain kinds of properties (primarily commercial and industrial). Firestopping insulation in Northern California is specifically designed to prevent the spread of fires. Even in extreme heat, the material is capable of resisting that heat and will not melt. It also doesn’t produce smoke, which is extremely helpful if a fire begins. The lack of toxic smoke makes... View Article

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