Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about some of the most common questions related to insulation. You can request more information by calling (440) 238-4392, one of our experts will be happy to assist you!
What is R-Value?
R-value is the insulation’s capacity to resist heat flow, which means that the higher the R-value, the greater the insulation power. The R-value of thermal insulation varies depending on the thickness, density, and type of material. The primary purpose of insulation is resisting heat flow, which lowers energy costs.
How Much Insulation Should I Have Installed?
The insulation amount suggested for your home will vary depending on many factors. Climate is one of the most critical factors, as different climates require different insulation R-values. For example, if you live in Cleveland, you’ll need a higher R-value of insulation due to the cold weather. Moreover, your property’s age is another factor to consider when determining how much insulation is required.
What is the Best Type of Insulation for Colder Climates?
Studies by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory show that Cellulose insulation performs better than fiberglass when the difference between internal and external temperature exceeds 30 degrees.
What is Blown-In Cellulose?
Cellulose insulation is a type of wood -or paper-based product that can fit in confined areas and conform to obstructions such as wires and ducts. This product is often used to insulate walls and attics. This type of insulation is blown into empty spaces in the structural part of a property to decrease the heat or cold transmission and reduce free noise. In addition, it’s considered an eco-friendly product.
What Are the Benefits of Blown-in Insulation?
- Increases energy efficiency by sealing the tiniest cracks and crevices.
- Reduces potential accidents such as the risk of fire by creating an airtight seal.
- Efficient and convenient: The installation can be completed in a few hours.
- It keeps moisture away due to the airtight seal of blown material.
Can Cellulose Insulation Be Added to an Existing Home?
Absolutely! Cellulose insulation is the perfect solution to upgrade your property’s energy efficiency. Suppose you have existing insulation in your attics or walls. In this case, cellulose can be installed directly on top by being blown into the wall cavities through small holes and then be easily patched.
Do I Need to Remove Existing Insulation?
You don’t necessarily need to remove any existing insulation. Suppose your property’s insulation is old or not securely placed. In that case, these are good reasons to remove it and then fill it in with new blown-in cellulose insulation. But you can always have new insulation placed on top of your existing one.