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Attic and Wall Insulation: Two Keys To Year-Round Comfort For Your Charlotte Home

Insulation works all year round to keep indoor temperatures more consistent, reducing the need to run your heating and air conditioning systems. In the winter, attic insulation keeps valuable heat from rising into the attic and escaping through the roof. In the summer, it prevents any accumulated attic heat from seeping down into your living spaces. Wall insulation has the same benefits of controlling energy and conditioned air control and is particularly useful along the west side of your home at keeping the late afternoon summer sun from overheating your home. 

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Fiberglass Insulation

Fiberglass insulation is one of 2 types of blown-in insulation. Fiberglass based blown-in insulation is made from molten glass that is spun into fibers. Most manufacturers use 20%–30% recycled glass content. Attic blown-In insulation is becoming more popular every year. It has many advantages over the traditional fiberglass batts and installs quickly and easily in most homes. Because it can actually be blown into attics and walls without much disturbance for the homeowner or damage to the home, it is great for older homes.

How Is Blown-In Insulation Applied?

Fiberglass blown-in insulation must be applied using an insulation blowing machine. It is designed for both open-blow applications (such as attic spaces) and closed-cavity applications (such as walls or vaulted ceilings). Blown-in insulation creates a tight fit in each stud cavity and seals around all outlets, pipes, wires, etc. This tight seal makes this insulation a great sound barrier as well as insulator. Our installers are trained to eliminate settling of the insulation by creating the perfect combination between the netting used to contain the material and the amount of compression in each cavity.

Why Blown-In Insulation?

  • It is very easy to install in open wall spaces.
  • The tight seals it creates bring increased noise control and a dramatic reduction in your heating and cooling costs.
  • You can take advantage of the rebates and tax credits from utility companies and the federal government.

Cellulose insulation is second of two types of blown-in insulation. It is composed of up to 85% recycled newsprint. The remaining content is most commonly a mixture of ammonium sulfate and borate that functions as a fire retardant. These chemicals have the added benefit of deterring insects, rodents, and mold. Because Blown-in insulation is loose material it can take any shape and fits easily into oddly shaped spaces like vaulted ceilings. Also, because it can actually be blown into attics and walls without much disturbance for the homeowner or damage to the home, it is great for older homes.

Cellulose Insulation

Types

There are two types of this kind of insulation. Our team of experts will determine the ideal choice for your situation.

Dry Pack Cellulose—With Dry Pack, the wall/ceiling is covered with “netting” that tightly contains the material in each cavity and eliminates settling.
Spray Applied Cellulose—Spray Applied Cellulose is different because the cellulose is mixed with latex adhesive, misted with water to activate the glue and blown into wall cavities.

How Is Blown-In Cellulose Insulation Applied?

Cellulose blown-in insulation must be applied using an insulation blowing machine. It is designed for both open-blow applications (such as attic spaces) and closed-cavity applications (such as walls or vaulted ceilings). Blown-in insulation creates a tight fit in each stud cavity and seals around all outlets, pipes, wires, etc.

Why Blown-In Cellulose Insulation?

  • It is very easy to install in open wall spaces.
  • The tight seals it creates brings increased noise control and a dramatic reduction in your heating and cooling costs.
  • You can take advantage of the rebates and tax credits from utility companies and the federal government.

Enhance indoor comfort and increase home energy efficiency with professionally installed insulation. Contact us or call (704) 333-5151 to get started with a free energy analysis!