Category Archives: Insulation

Reducing Energy Bills With Attic Insulation

There’s a lot to be said for energy conservation – as a community and as a nation.  But it all starts at home, and quite often, the motivating influence is saving on energy bills.  The big picture on energy conservation is about conserving resources, contributing to cleaner air and reducing green house gases.  But the for the average homeowner, an energy efficient home translates into energy conservation and meaningful cost savings.  Overall dollar savings across the nation are substantial and positive contributions to the environment significant. Continue reading

How Does Spray Foam Insulation Work?

Spray foam insulation, also known in the industry as polyurethane foam, is created when chemical compounds are mixed together and react with each other.  The actual chemical reaction results in a foam formula that the professional installer can spray into a given space using special application equipment.  The foam formula quickly spreads, expands, and hardens to create the super-dense foam insulation layer that remains in its place. Continue reading

When is it Good to Use Spray Foam Insulation?

For proponents of spray foam insulation, it’s always a good time to use the spray foam product.  It’s become a favorite of many professionals in the industry, and has satisfied many customers because of the benefits that it brings to an insulation project.  The spray foam products are generically known as polyurethane foam and are being used routinely in attics and roof cavities, as well as inside the walls and under the floors. Continue reading

Some General Guidelines for Proper Attic Insulation

We live in a region of weather extremes.  It means that we need to heat our homes in the winter and cool off in the summer.  But with energy costs on the rise, and utility bills on the increase, the key is energy conservation.  And energy conservation goes hand-in-hand with energy efficiency, with everything geared to better insulation.  Planning and executing proper attic insulation is a great place to start, and while it looks straightforward to the layperson, there are pitfalls and challenges. Continue reading