Welcome to The Home Insulators of New Rochelle
There are many parts of the home where heat can be lost and they are often overlooked. Insulation in the attic, for example, is often the hottest part of the house in summer and the coldest part of the house in winter. Heat rises, meaning good insulation for your attic can make a huge difference to your house’s temperature. Meanwhile, spaces like the garage can also act as an area for heat loss. Even the floor can serve as a source of unwanted heat transfer, with an average of 15% of heat lost beneath your feet.
Much of the energy we pay for to warm and cool our homes is lost, ending up as a waste of good money and an unnecessary strain on the environment. Insulation can save you up to 40% on your heating and cooling bills and is a much more economically efficient and environmentally sound means of maintaining the health and comfort of your family (vs. cranking up the heat or air). What’s more, the savings gained through insulation means that it generally pays for itself within four to six years.
Types of Insulation
There are many different kinds of insulation to choose from.
Blanket batts and rolls made from materials like glass wool, polyester, natural wool or recycled paper are often inexpensive and easy to do yourself, and yet they lack the same levels of maximum thermal performance, or R-value, of other forms of insulation. This form of insulation sometimes loses up to 50% effectiveness due to incorrect installation though so professional installation is suggested.
Loose fill/blown-in insulation, on the other hand, consists of fluffy strains of fiber blown into attics and walls to fill each nook and cranny, but often lose effectiveness in very cold temperatures.
Rigid insulated panels, which can insulate an entire wall surface, have superior energy efficiency ratios, but must be cut around pipes and structural obstructions.
What is perhaps the best choice for insulating your home is spray foam insulation, which creates a complete seal to air flow serving as a more effective air barrier and thermal barrier, as well as being more effective at blocking outside noise. It can even help to keep pests out of your house. Spray foam insulation is sprayed through a nozzle into the wall cavities using specialized equipment, quickly expanding to fill every nook and cranny. In one simple step, you can both completely insulate your wall cavities as well as seal your walls against cold air and wind. While in the past only newer homes could benefit from the advantages and convenience of spray foam insulation; today some newer forms of non-expanding high R-value spray foam insulation can also be installed in older homes with pre-installed insulation, with no need to break holes or tear down your walls.
Why Spray Foam Insulation?
Spray foam insulation will dramatically reduce your cooling and heating costs. It will not biodegrade, sag, settle or shrink over time and may even strengthen the structure of your house itself. Despite being more expensive than other insulation options, over the years spray foam pays for itself, increasing your properties resale value.
While it is possible to get small cans of some forms of spray foam insulation for DIY jobs, in general spray foam insulation is a job best left to professionals. We have the equipment and expertise needed to perform an expert insulation job that will save you money and leave you satisfied. We are experts at all kinds of insulation jobs: crawl spaces, walls, attics, basements, garages and whole house insulation projects.
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More about New Rochelle:
New Rochelle is a great city considered one of the best places in America to raise children. The high quality of life, and the safety of the streets are paid for by a relatively high cost of living, by national standards. There are number of ways to reduce household costs, to save money for the more important things in life. One of the best ways to keep household costs down so you and your family can enjoy everything the safe and peaceful environment Westchester County has to offer is to consider home insulation.