Categories for Insulation Service

Signs of Poor Insulation

September 21, 2020

Have your energy bills gone dramatically up as the weather gets hotter—or colder? That’s a big sign that your home isn’t insulated properly, which forces your HVAC system to work overtime. If your parents ever told you to close the fridge because they weren’t planning on air conditioning the entire neighborhood, you know the general idea. Insulation is the best way to prevent heat transfer—the scientific phenomenon where hot air and cold air will meet and eventually even out. Don’t let heat transfer keep you from staying cool in the long, hot Northern California summers or the chilly winters. Keeping... View Article

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

Qualities to Look for in an Insulation Service in Northern California

August 9, 2019

There are a few reasons why you might need the services of an insulation company. At the top of the list is putting up the walls of your new home and needing proper insulation materials, followed by replacing the existing insulation in an older home. In the case of commercial or industrial buildings, sometimes an insulation upgrade is necessary to meet code requirements. Whatever your reason for investing in new insulation, be sure you hire the right insulation installation contractor for your project. Asking family and friends for recommendations is a good move, and so is taking to the internet... View Article

A Home Buyer’s Guide to Insulation

February 21, 2019

If you’re in the process of buying a home, you’ve probably already found yourself immersed in a sea of questions and variables. How much square footage do you need? Are there good schools in the area? Do you go for a move-in-ready home or a fixer-upper? Unfortunately, what a lot of home buyers forget to take into consideration when choosing a home is the home’s insulation. Energy costs, on average, make up about 25 percent of the monthly cost of running a home, and that includes your mortgage payment and homeowner’s insurance. If you purchase a home that is poorly... View Article

Maintain Your Attic with These Tips from an Insulation Service in Petaluma, CA

November 7, 2017

Most residential homes have an attic that is used mainly for storage, but there’s so much more to your attic than that. If you look around up in your attic right now you will see that the floors, and oftentimes the walls, have a layer of insulation. You’ll also notice the wood making up the underside of the roof. The attic plays an important role in keeping your home warm or cool, so it’s a good idea to inspect its condition at the beginning of each new season, or anytime you suspect there may a problem. Some attics are large,... View Article

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