FAQ

Why is insulation important?
To put it simply, insulation keeps your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Having quality insulation in your home ensures it is energy efficient, comfortable, and can help air quality. It can also help with sound control.

What areas of my home should be insulated?
The most important parts are the attic and outside walls, but it should also be installed in other areas of your home. Putting insulation in your ceilings, floors above crawl spaces, floors above garages or porches, in between interior walls, and in basement walls will help with sound and temperature regulation.

How much insulation does my home need?
At minimum, your attic and all outside walls should be insulated, but in order to receive the most energy savings, you should have your entire home insulated.

What is R-value?
Insulation R-value refers to its resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power.

What is spray insulation?
Spray insulation is similar to blown-in insulation. The biggest difference between the two is material. Spray foam utilizes foam, either open or closed cell. The main advantage of this type is that it allows you to the move the boundary between unconditioned and conditioned space, or the building envelope. This type of insulation is often quite expensive in comparison to blown insulation.

What is Batts insulation?
This type of insulation consists of large pieces of insulation held together by a series of long interweaving fibers with adhesive binders. The most common materials in Batts insulation are cotton and fiberglass, and both have relatively equal R-values. Recycled jeans are often used in creating cotton Batts insulation. The biggest disadvantage to this type of insulation is it does not cover all spaces, which leaves gaps and doesn’t resist airflow as effectively as other types.

What is blown-in insulation?
The main benefit of this type of insulation is it completely fills whatever space it is blown into. it can also be installed into a preexisting building. The two most common materials used for this type of insulation are cellulose and fiberglass, though other materials are used.

What is retrofit insulation?
Retrofit insulation simple means the upgrade of a home’s existing insulation. No walls, siding or floors are removed during a retrofit. Small, unobtrusive holes are drilled into home’s structure, and then insulation is blown into the cavities. This creates an area that restricts airflow and better insulates your home.