Tired of high air conditioning bills?
Does 20% off your current air-conditioning bill make that mortgage payment sound more pleasant? Those high bills correlate directly with your insulation. A home with outdated or ineffective insulation is costing you money. One of the most cost-effective ways to make your home more comfortable year-around is to add insulation to your attic.
Team Total’s specialized project managers will guide you through the entire installation process. Our goal is to educate you on the product and most importantly the installation process. We believe the more you understand the product above the easier you’ll sleep below.
|Roll Insulation||Blown-In Insulation||Blown-In Cellulose
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Types of Insulation1. Roll Insulation
This type of product is made from mineral fibers, such as fiberglass and rock wool. It's typically offered in widths for standard spacings, such as 2x4 (wall studs) and 2x6 (wall studs). The average R-value wall studs and attic or floor joists can hold is betweent R-13 to R-21 products.
2. Blown-in Insulation (Cellulose also)
Blown-in insulation is a combination of fiberglass, rockwool, or cellulose (lower quality mixture). They come in two different forms either loose fibers or fiber pellets. Our insulation team uses a pneumatic equipment thats only used for these products. The material can easily form into the cavities and attics. This type of product is ideal for difficult to reach places as attics, existing walls, and new development.
3. Rigid Foam insulation
Foam insulation is more expensive than the common fiber barriers. However, it's cost is because of it's quality and effectiveness. Rigid foam is an excellent choice for areas with space limitations and where higher R-value is necessary. We install ridgid foarm board often around ceiling light fixtures, attic doors, attic furnishings (ductwork, furnaces). The R-value is predetermined by each inch of rigid foam that is used. Heavily recommend in the midwest.
Questions to ask yourself regarding your home's insulation:
When was the last time you insulated your home? (Around 20 percent of houses built prior to 1980 are up to current code standard).
Are you uncomfortably cold in the winter or extremely hot during the summer? (The more you control the insulating barrier the more it allows you to handle the seasonal weather changes).
Are you in the process of building an new addition, renovating your roof, or installing a new exterior (siding, brick)?
Are you happy with your energy bills?
Where does all that air go you might ask?
3. Attic entrance
4. Still plates
5. Water and furnace flues
6. All ducts
7. Chimney Flashing
8. Door Frames
9. Window Frames
10. Electrical outlets & Switches