- How do I know if my home needs insulation?
- You can benefit from re-insulating
your existing home if you experience any of the following: ice dams, drafty walls, high heating/cooling bills, moisture in
your attic, or if your furnace or A/C unit runs constantly. Please see Do I Need Insulation
- Do I need to remove the existing insulation in my attic/sidewalls before my home can be re-insulated?
Adding new cellulose insulation on top of existing fiberglass insulation is called "capping". If you have
some insulation in your sidewalls, cellulose can usually still be forced in with the dense-pack method to achieve the desired
- Q: How do you get cellulose insulation in the wall of my old house?
- A: First
we determine what kind of siding you have, then we remove a cedar shingle, or unclip the siding. Then we drill
one to three, two inch holes per cavitiy, insert the hose in the wall and start blowing in insululation until the
wall cavity is full.
- How do you fill the holes after you are finished insulating?
- After we finish
insulating we fill the holes with spray foam or styrofoam insulation. Then we silcon around the hole and replace the shingle
or whatever else is used for siding.
- Why should I choose cellulose instead of fiberglass insulation?
- Cellulose is
a recycled paper product that is chemically treated to be fire retardant and mold/mildew resistant. It does not lose its R-value
when the temperature changes and it is a totally non-toxic product. Please see Cellulose vs Fiberglass
- What is R-value?
- A materials resistance to heat flow is called its Resistance-value
or better known as R-value. Having high R-value insulation installed in the cavities of your home slows the flow of heat through
walls, floors and ceilings. The higher the R-value, the more effective the insulation. Dense packed cellulose has an R-value
of 3.8 per inch.
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