Green Attic Insulation Services
Curious about insulating your attic or basement? Mold removal or maybe it’s an ice dam emergency? Our goal is to provide a Healthy Home and Happy Family, so we start off every project with a free quote so we can get to know you, and how we will solve your problem!
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What does an insulation contractor do?
An insulation contractor is a specialized contractor who installs thermal insulation. We also set the bar higher as we are a BPI certified company. Partnering with energy star when you work with us, your homes are fixed within code and automatically given an energy star certificate. This can raise the value of your home
What's the best insulation for walls?
There are many types of insulation with specific uses
Batt Insulation: This is the insulation you see normally delivered in rolls. Faced batts come with vapor retarder and unfaced batts does not contain vapor retarder. this insulation is common because it is easily available at a comparatively low cost. it is mostly made from fiberglass with their R value ranging between 3 and 4 per inch.
*Fiberglass can irritate skin and lungs, but is not an issue for homeowners unless they are in direct exposer to the insulation.
Uses: Installed Between Framing Members
Spray Foam Insulation: Available in bulk form for large jobs or in cans/kits for homeowners. Spray foam ma need protection from ignition as they are flammable. This insulation is used as a spray or injected into walls. The r value on open cell spray foam is about 3.7 per inch closed cell is 6 per inch.
Uses: It can also be used on roof sheathing, rafters, in crawl spaces, and framing
Sheet Insulation: As the name suggests, this insulation is found in 4-foot wide sheets of various length. Many of these sheet insulation need to be protected from ignition because they are flammable and produce toxic smoke when burned. They can start with an R – value of 8 per inch but lose some over time making the average R value around 6.
Uses: Exterior sheathing or visible in attics and crawl spaces.
Loose Fill/Blown-in: This insulation comes in bags and poured into the hopper of a machine to be blown by air into the space being insulated. This type of insulation I usually made with either fiberglass or cellulose. Its R value ranges between 2.2 – 2.7 per inch.
Uses: Installed on attic floor