Welcome to The Home Insulators of Yonkers
The Home Insulators is Yonkers #1 provider of spray foam insulation, and we look forward to answering your questions about how best to lower your home heating and cooling bill. Unlike traditional insulation methods, spray foam insulation provides an airtight seal that does a superior job of maintaining the comfort of your home during hot summer days and cold winter nights.
The Home Insulators has been serving Yonkers for over 10 years, and we understand how important the safety and comfort of your home is to you. Insulation is one of the most cost-effective and practical ways to increase your home’s energy-efficiency in every season. Most homes in America use over 50% of their energy consumption on heating and cooling. Inadequate insulation is one of the major causes of energy waste and leads to higher utility bills. Why wait to lower your heating and cooling bill? Call us today to schedule a free energy audit and to see how much you can save.
The law of thermodynamics states that heat naturally moves from a warm place to a cool place. During winter, heat moves from your heated home to colder outdoor spaces through the unheated attic, basement, or garage. In the summer, the opposite is true, with the hot outdoor air moving towards the air conditioned interiors. Insulating the attic, ceiling, and walls with an airtight seal greatly reduces the movement of heat in and out of your home.
Types of Insulation
Insulation is measured in R-values, which is the rating of the amount of thermal resistance that the material provides. The higher the R-value, the more effective the insulation is, which leads to lower energy bills. The most common types of insulation include:
*Insulation batts or rolls are flexible products made of fiberglass, rock wool, polyester or even recycled paper. They have an R-value between 2 and 4 per inch. This type of insulation is available in a range of sizes that fit the spacing between wall studs, attics, and joists.
*Loose fill blown-in insulation is made of loose cellulose or fiberglass, and has an R-value between 3 and 4 per inch. This product is applied with a specialized blower that makes it an appropriate choice for oddly shaped spaces and unfinished attics.
*Rigid insulation comes in large boards that are cut to fit between studs and joints in your home. It has an R-value of 4 per inch, and can be used in foundations or molded around pipes.
Why Spray Foam Insulation?
The Home Insulators most popular choice is spray foam with an R-value of 6.88, which is the highest R-value commercially available. Our spray foam is nontoxic and expands to over 100 times its original volume, to completely seal all gaps. This modern product reduces condensation and provides an extremely effective thermal barrier. With spray foam, there are no joints, fasteners, or seams which helps to reduce thermal bridging through the studs. Spray foam expands and contracts along with your home in response to heat and cold, and can be used for exterior and interior walls, HVAC ductwork, ceiling, and below grade areas. Spray foam has been extensively tested and is approved by all major building codes in the U.S.
Benefits of Spray Foam
Spray foam insulation can dramatically reduce your year-round energy bills because its exceptional thermal performance decreases the need for heating or air conditioning. Spray foam will not settle or shrink like batt insulation, and will not lose its effectiveness over time like blown-in insulation. Fiberglass products can contribute to breathing and health problems, while spray foam is completely nontoxic and keeps out dust and other allergens. Spray foam is waterproof, and the airtight seal reduces condensation, making it much less prone to mold growth. Spray foam can also discourage insects and rodents from nesting in your attic or walls. Another benefit is that spray foam is less flammable and safer than other types of insulation.
Years ago, spray foam could only be used in new homes. Today, we have more advanced varieties of spray foam insulation that can be used in older homes, which are common in Yonkers. It is not unusual for older homes to have insulation issues that lead to unnecessarily high utility bills. Spray foam can be used to do an energy retro-fit on homes that have little or no insulation in the wall cavity and it can be injected into the space without tearing down walls or the ceiling. If you have an older home, we can help reduce your energy bills.
Spray Foam – An Investment in your Home
Spray foam insulation is an excellent investment that will quickly pay for itself in a short time by reducing your heating and air conditioning costs up to 20% or more each month. Though the initial costs of spray foam are higher than other types of insulation, its longer life span and higher performance rating will save you money over time. Spray foam also increases the resale value of your home, and contributes to a longer lifespan for your furnace and air conditioning systems. Our friendly and professional staff will review the insulation throughout your home and recommend a solution that will reduce your energy bills the first month after installation.
Call us today
Call us for a free home energy audit and how we can help reduce your energy bills all year long. Our company is fully bonded and insured, and our staff is professional. We have an excellent safety record, and all of our work is guaranteed.
We are proud to serve the city of Yonkers, which serves as the gateway to the beautiful Hudson Valley. With 4.5 miles of waterfront in Yonkers, spray foam insulation can be an excellent choice for Westchester County homes. We can provide references from your neighbors in Yonkers, and welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your insulation needs. Our professional estimators are available during evenings and weekends, to accommodate your busy life. Schedule your free home energy audit today!
Yonkers, NY, 10704