Quality Insulation: It Makes a Difference
When it comes to quality insulation, the average homeowner may not know which material and method is best. In some instances, it all has to do with asking the right questions. That’s why it’s important to determine where you need your installation installed (walls, cracks, crevices, framing) as well as the recommended R-values for your area or region. While blankets and other installation materials can be “poured” into specific areas by the consumer, other material types require a professional. Whatever method of installation you choose, quality installation does make a difference.
As mentioned, the R-value is important to best determine the type of installation needed for your residence. The R-value is the maximum thermal performance, as reported by Energy Saver. In other words, it’s the ability of an insulating material to resist the flow of heat. Consequently, a high R-value means better insulation.
When homeowners choose to install insulation themselves, it’s imperative to adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions or the fiberglass and mineral wool trade group online. For those opting for professional installation, there are a few questions to ask before the job is done. For instance, ask the contractor to provide you with a written cost estimate for the R-value that you need (obtaining a few estimates is not a bad idea). In turn, ask the contractor about services to seal any air leaks prior to installation.
Numerous filler materials are used to make installation with components such as cellulose, fiberglass, mineral wool (rock or slag), polystyrene, polyiso, polyurethane, and even natural fibers, cotton, and sheep’s wool. Similarly, there are varying methods of installation.
Conserve Energy With Quality Insulation for Your Home or Business
With regards to premium residential insulation for new construction and remodels, the trained technicians at ClimateSmith, LLC maintain a reputation for excellence in Alpharetta and surrounding metro-Atlanta communities. Our quality insulation takes into account air leakage, which proves to strain HVAC systems, as well as costing a bundle in energy. In regards to businesses throughout the city, individual needs are different. Yet, the specialists at ClimateSmith, LLC generate results that are the same—quality insulation that dramatically reduces energy leakage, saving you time and money.
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