We know you want to save money, save energy and feel comfortable in your home and business, but did you know that insulation can help you accomplish all three goals?
Eighty percent of all homes, for instance, built in the last thirty years don’t have enough insulation. Most experts agree that, by adding the proper amount of insulation, you can reduce your heating and cooling costs by up to 20%.
The best news is that insulation is inexpensive, and the energy savings can quickly make up for the investment.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, homes in middle Tennessee should have an attic R-value of between R-38 and R-60. If your attic’s R-value is less than 38, you probably need more insulation. (R-value is a measure of thermal resistance of a substance. The term is most commonly applied to measure the amount of insulation.)
Adding insulation is one of the best steps you can take to achieve long-term savings and efficiency for a lifetime. Call us today, and we can measure the amount of insulation in your home or business and will give you a free estimate at the same time.
Open cell is a type of foam where the tiny cells are not completely closed. Open cell is less expensive because it uses fewer chemicals. It is a very good air barrier but does not provide any type of water vapor barrier. It is much more sponge-like in appearance. It is often used for interior walls because it provides sound reduction. It is not recommended for outdoor applications.
Light Density Open Cell: • Spray-in-place AND Air Barrier • Vapor Permeable • ―Breathes‖ • Flexible • Does not sustain mold* • Drains water through • R-3.7 per inch
Closed cell foam insulation is much denser than open cell. It has a smaller, more compact cell structure. It is a very good air barrier as well as a water vapor barrier. It is often used in roofing and crawlspace projects or other outdoor applications, but can be used anywhere in the home.
Medium Density Closed Cell: • Spray-in-place Insulation AND Air Barrier • Low Vapor Permeance • Vapor retarder • Rigid • Does not sustain mold* • Rejects bulk water (even submerged)** • R-6.0+ per inch