Welcome to The Home Insulators of Eastchester
Thank you for your interest in The Home Insulators, your local resource for reducing your home energy bills. We are Eastchester’s #1 provider of spray foam insulation, the superior way to maintain the comfort of your home during the hot days of summer, and the bitter cold of winter. We have been serving the historic town of Eastchester for over 10 years, and are experts at working with all types of homes in Westchester County, from charming colonials to stately Tudors and manors. Eastchester is noted for providing an urban environment with tree-lined streets and a unique rural feel that makes it a perfect place to live. However, many homes in Eastchester are between 25 -75 years old and may be poorly insulated and drafty. Insulation is one of the most practical and cost-effective ways to make your home more comfortable and more energy-efficient. The typical American home spends 50% of their energy consumption on heating and cooling. Inadequate insulation is a leading cause of energy waste. Installing home insulation is the best way to conserve our nation’s precious energy resources, while saving money.
Types of Insulation
Insulation is rated by the amount of thermal resistance provided, and is measured by R-values. The higher the R-value, the more effective the insulation is. There are many types of insulation, including:
Insulation batts or rolls (R-value of 2 to 4 per inch) . These are flexible products that are generally made of rock wool, polyester, recycled paper or fiberglass, and are available in a range of sizes designed to fit the standard spacing of wall studs, attics and floor joists.
Blown-in loose fill insulation (R-value of 3 to 4 per inch). Blown-in insulation is usually made of loose cellulose, rock wool or fiberglass, and is blown in with specialized equipment. This type of insulation is appropriate for unfinished attics, and oddly shaped spaces.
Rigid insulation (R-value of 4 per inch). This type of insulation is produced in boards which are then cut to fit various spaces, and can be molded around pipes. Rigid insulation can also be used in foundations.
Spray foam insulation (R-value of 6 per inch and over). This is a superior type of insulation that is mixed and applied professionally. Spray foam insulation typically has higher R-values than other types of insulation. Spray foam is produced by a chemical reaction of two polyurethane components, which are fed through a spray gun where they are mixed together and then applied.
Why Spray Foam Insulation?
The spray foam used by The Home Insulators has the highest R-value commercially available at 6.88 per inch and can reduce condensation and eliminate air filtration. When installed by professionals, this foam creates a complete air flow seal that serves as an extremely effective air and thermal barrier. It reduces condensation and eliminates air filtration. There are no seams, fasteners, or joints needed with spray foam which leads to superior thermal performance and reduced thermal bridging through the studs. Spray foam applications can be used for interior and exterior wall insulation, HVAC ductwork, ceilings, below grade areas, and even roofs. Spray foam is approved by all of the major building codes in the U.S. and has been extensively tested.
Benefits of Spray Foam
Spray foam insulation provides maximum thermal performance and can dramatically reduce your energy bills year-round by decreasing your home’s need for heating or air conditioning. Spray foam is not biodegradeable, and will not settle or shrink over time. It does not lose effectiveness in extreme cold like blown-in insulation, or contribute to health and breathing problems like fiberglass batts and rolls. Spray foam insulation closes all of the gaps and leaks in your home. Studies show that it may even strengthen the structure of your home and is much less of a fire hazard than traditional insulation. Spray foam keeps out dust, reducing allergens in your home and is much less prone to mold growth than other types of insulation. Spray foam also discourages nesting of insects, rodents, and other pests.
In the past, only new home construction could benefit from the advantages and convenience of spray foam insulation. However, today there are more advanced varieties of non-expanding high R-value spray foam insulation that can be used in older homes, which are common in Eastchester. There is no need to break through your ceiling or walls to apply spray foam insulation, so call us today to schedule a your free home energy audit.
Spray Foam Costs
Spray foam insulation is an excellent investment that will quickly pay you back over time in reduced heating and air conditioning costs. The initial costs are higher than other forms of insulation, but its higher performance rating and longer life span will pay for itself in three to four years. Installing spray foam insulation could save you 20% or more on your monthly energy bills and extend the life of both your furnace and air conditioning systems. Spray foam can also increase the resale value of your home.
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