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What Is the Proper Thickness of Spray Foam Insulation?

Many factors determine how thick spray foam insulation needs to be. All insulation is rated by R-value which is a rating of thermal resistance. The higher the R-value, the higher the thermal resistance. When installing fiberglass insulation, cellulose insulation or mineral wool insulation R-value is clear. Understanding the R-value of spray foam insulation is a...

What Is Spray Foam Insulation?

Spray foam insulation insulates and seals air leaks in one application. Spray foam insulation is comprised of two products that react when combined. This reaction causes the foam to expand and, when installed, fill cracks and crevices. Spray foam insulation also dampens sound transfer and deters mold growth. There are two types of spray foam...

How Much Insulation Do I Need?

There is no “one” answer to the question of how much insulation your home needs. The short answer is that your home needs enough insulation to properly protect it. There is a lot more involved in determining how much insulation your home needs. Your climate is the biggest factor that determines how much insulation your...

What Is Cellulose Insulation?

Cellulose insulation one of the oldest types of home insulation. Cellulose insulation is plant fiber that is manufactured mostly from recycled newsprint. Cellulose insulation is manufactured as a loose-fill product and is installed with a machine to either blow in or dense pack. Cellulose insulation can be blown into attics to add R-value to this...

What Is Insulation?

Insulation is any material that is used to fill spaces in your home including gaps and crevices. The purpose of insulation is to reduce heat flow by stopping heat transfer or reflecting heat. Insulation is also used as a sound barrier. Different types of insulation are best used for different purposes for electrical, thermal and...

Why Insulate Your Crawl Space?

Controlling the moisture in your crawl space is a priority for keeping it dry. Improper drainage can lead to more significant problems including structural damage, infiltration of pests and mold. Moisture control begins around the exterior of your home and many problems can be avoided here early on. Installing gutters is fairly inexpensive compared to...

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