Increasing the energy efficiency of your home by upgrading your insulation is a very cost-effective and practical way to do so. Did you know that heating and cooling accounts for more than half of most Louth households’ monthly energy bills? This is due to insufficient insulation in most homes, which results in excessive heat transfer and higher energy bills. Heat travels from your heated rooms to the cooler spaces in your unheated attic or basement during the winter, finally seeping outside. In the summer, the hot air moves in the opposite direction, into your cool, air-conditioned rooms. Insulation’s main function is to build a barrier that prevents heat from moving in and out of your home, thus conserving electricity.
If you have the right insulation materials properly installed, your home and family will be more secure, and you will save money. R-values, which show a material’s resistance to heat flow, are used to determine how efficient insulation is. The better the insulation offered, the higher the R-value. Because of the cold winters and changing environment, homes in the Northeast profit from higher R-value items.
We have a variety of different styles of home insulation to fit any budget. It can be difficult to know which choice is best for your home, so give us a call today to set up a free home energy audit and insulation estimate. Before making suggestions, we will analyze your property and existing insulation. The following types of insulation are available from us:
Insulation in the form of batts and rolls. This is a typical form of insulation that can be found in many homes today. Since it is lightweight and can be rolled out flat during installation, it is also known as blanket insulation. Flexible polyester, rock wool, fiberglass, or recycled paper are often used in batts and rolls. It comes in a variety of sizes that will match between your house’s studs and joists. While this is one of the most cost-effective forms of insulation, we suggest that it be installed by a professional because poorly installed blanket insulation can lose up to 50% of its effectiveness.
Blown-in/Loose-fill Insulation Another common form of home insulation is loose-fill insulation, which is made up of tiny particles of foam, fiber, or other materials like fiberglass, cellulose, or rock wool. Blown-in insulation is suitable for a wide range of applications, including new wall cavities, existing walls, unfinished attics, and small or difficult-to-reach areas. For installation, this form of insulation necessitates specialized equipment and a skilled professional. Enable us to provide you with a no-obligation loose-fill/blown-in insulation estimate.
Spray Foam Insulation is a form of insulation that is applied with a spray gun We are pleased to provide Louth citizens with a superior solution. Batts and rolls, blown-in, and rigid insulation all have lower R-values than spray foam. Spray foam insulation is made by combining two separate types of chemical materials, heating them, and then spraying them through a specialized hose. The bio-safe foam expands instantly, creating an airtight seal with outstanding insulation properties. Spray foam is a fantastic option for both new and older homes.
Our spray foam has the highest R-value of any commercially available spray foam, at 6.88 per inch, and can minimize condensation and eliminate air filtration. This foam provides a full air flow seal that acts as an extremely efficient air and thermal barrier when built by professionals. It removes air filtration and decreases condensation. Spray foam requires no seams, fasteners, or joints, resulting in superior thermal efficiency and decreased thermal bridging through the studs. Interior and exterior wall insulation, HVAC ductwork, walls, below-grade areas, and even roofs may all benefit from spray foam applications. Spray foam has been thoroughly tested and is certified by all of the major building codes in the Ireland.
Spray Foam’s Advantages
We suggest spray foam as a cost-effective way to improve the comfort of your home. Spray foam is more costly than other forms of home insulation, but it pays for itself in less than three years due to lower heating and cooling bills. At 6.88 per inch, the spray foam we use has the highest R-value available commercially. This foam produces a full air flow seal that offers an unsurpassed air and thermal barrier when installed by our skilled installers. Spray foam insulation will also help to minimize moisture and reduce the need for air filtration. Spray foam installed professionally has superior thermal efficiency and reduces thermal bridging through the studs. Spray foam can also be used to insulate ductwork and areas under the ground level. Spray foam insulation also has the following advantages: