Welcome to The Home Insulators of White Plains
Upgrading your insulation is a very cost-effective and practical way to increase your home’s energy efficiency. Did you realize that most homes in America spend over half of their monthly energy bill on heating or cooling? This is because most homes have inadequate insulation, which leads to unnecessary heat transfer and higher utility bills. During the winter, heat moves from your heated rooms to the colder spaces in your unheated attic or basement, and eventually seeps outdoors. In the summer, the opposite occurs, with the hot air moving in towards your cool, air-conditioned rooms. The primary purpose of insulation is to create a barrier that reduces the movement of heat in and out of your home, thus conserving energy.
Your home and family will be more comfortable and you will save money if you have the right insulation products professionally installed. The effectiveness of insulation is measured in R-values, which indicates the material’s resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the better the insulation provided. Homes in the Northeast benefit from higher R-value products because of the cold winters and variable climate.
Types of Insulation
The Home Insulators offers several different types of home insulation to accommodate every budget. It can be difficult to decide which is the best option for your home, so call us today to schedule a free home energy audit and free insulation estimate. We will assess your property and current insulation prior to making our recommendations. The Home Insulators offers the following type of insulation products:
Batts and Rolls Insulation. This is a very common type of insulation that is currently in many homes. It is also known as blanket insulation because it is flexible and rolled out flat during installation. Batts and rolls are usually made of flexible polyester, rock wool, fiberglass, or recycled paper. It is available in a wide range of sizes that can fit between the studs and joists in your house. This is one of the most cost-effective types of insulation, but we recommend professional installation because improperly installed blanket insulation can lose up to 50% of its effectiveness.
Loose-fill/Blown-in Insulation. Loose-fill insulation is another common type of home insulation that is usually made of tiny particles of foam, fiber, or other materials, such as fiberglass, cellulose, or rock wool. Blown-in insulation works well in a variety of spaces including new wall cavities, existing walls, unfinished attics, and small or hard to reach spaces. This type of insulation requires special equipment and a trained specialist for installation. Let The Home Insulators provide you with a free no-obligation estimate for loose-fill/blown-in insulation.
Rigid Board Insulation. This type of insulation consists of fiberglass or rock wool and is used mainly for insulating air ducts in your home. Rigid board insulation is also an excellent choice for new construction projects, including unfinished walls or new roofs. These boards can be cut to fit various-sized spaces and can also be molded around pipes. If you are considering a home addition or remodel, contact us to discuss how we can help you with rigid board insulation products.
*Spray Foam Insulation. We are proud to offer a superior solution for the residents of White Plains. Spray foam has a higher R-value than batts and rolls, blown-in, or rigid insulation. Spray foam insulation involves two different types of chemical materials that are mixed together, heated, and then sprayed through a specialized hose. The bio-safe foam immediately begins to expand and makes an air tight seal that offers excellent insulation properties. Spray foam is an excellent option for both new homes and older homes.
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
We recommend spray foam as a very effective way to make your home more comfortable. Though it is more expensive than other types of home insulation, spray foam will generally pay for itself in under 3 years, based on the lower heating and cooling bills. The spray foam that we use has the highest R-value available commercially at 6.88 per inch. When installed by our professional installers, this foam creates a complete air flow seal that provides an unsurpassed air and thermal barrier. Installing spray foam insulation will also reduce moisture and may eliminate the need for air filtration. Professionally applied spray foam leads to superior thermal performance, and reduced thermal bridging through the studs. Spray foam can also be used to insulate duct work and below grade areas. Some other benefits of spray foam insulation include:
*20%-50% reduction in home energy bills
*Improved air quality
*Quieter home, less noise from outside
*Discourages the nesting of insects and rodents
*Less load on your furnace and air conditioning systems
*Higher resale value
*No need to break through walls to install
Let our qualified energy auditors assess the overall efficiency of your home by conducting a blower test. This procedure will help determine which spaces in your home are in need of air sealing and additional thermal barriers.
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The Home Insulators of White Plains
White Plains, NY, 10605