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Insulation

Our insulation contractors are here to help you create an energy-efficient home through comprehensive services.

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The Need for Insulation Contractors

The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) reports approximately 90% of single-family homes in the United States are under-insulated. Poorly-insulated homes contribute to the loss of temperature-controlled air, causing utility bills to be higher than they should. Your insulation is the primary barrier to keeping your air inside your home.

When pockets of your home are under-insulated, the temperature-controlled air will slip out. Subsequently, your HVAC system works harder to keep your home at the desired temperature. Overall, your insulation plays a role in how energy-efficient your home really is. Concierge Home Remodeling has helped many homeowners properly insulate them to save on heating and cooling costs. Let our insulation contractors do the same for you!

Types of Insulation

The type of insulation that goes into a home is based on the R-value of the geographic area assigned by the Department of Energy. The R-value is how good the insulation is at resisting heat flow. Warmer climates have lower R-values while colder climates have higher. For most of California, the R-value is 3.

R-values are assigned to different types of insulation, which there are many. The type of insulation you choose for your home will vary on your preferences and budget. Each insulation type has its own benefits and drawbacks. Our insulation contractors can speak to you about each insulation type in more detail during your free quote.

Here are the types of insulation you can consider for your home:

Blown-In Insulation: Also known as loose-fill, blown-in insulation is commonly used for attics or hard-to-reach areas. This insulation is blown into your home using pneumatic equipment. It fills in awkward areas really well, unlike some other types of insulation. Blown-in insulation is typically made of fiberglass or cellulose. Fiberglass is the most popular of the two and is what our insulation contractors would most likely recommend.

Batt Insulation: This type of insulation is pre-cut to properly fit inside walls, floors, or ceilings. These pieces feature a single side of paper or foil facing while the other side is the insulation itself. Fiberglass is the most common type of batt insulation, but cellulose, wool, and plastic versions are available. Fiberglass batts are the most affordable type of insulation available, which is why many choose them for their homes.

Insulation Rolls: Similar to batts, insulation rolls are rolled out across an area rather than being cut and placed individually. This affordable insulation type can perform better than some batts since they leave less room for gaps. Insulation rolls are best used for unfinished walls, floors, and ceilings like their batt counterparts. Again, fiberglass is the most common material used for these.

Spray Foam Insulation: This type of insulation is a liquid latex or polyurethane foam that expands once it adheres to a surface. Spray foam insulation is one of the most effective insulation options available. Unlike other insulation options, spray foam can fill very small gaps because of its expanding qualities. You can choose between closed or open-cell foam, each having its own advantages over the other. Our insulation contractors often recommend spray foam, but it all comes down to your budget and needs.

Regardless of the insulation you choose, our insulation contractors will handle the necessary R-values for your home. They are experts in determining the right amount of insulation for attics, walls, ceilings, basements, and more.

Questions?

Insulation helps keep your home at a desired temperature throughout the year. If you have questions regarding your home’s insulation, check out our answered FAQs.

How long does it take to install insulation?

It depends on the size of the project and the amount of insulation being installed. On average, many projects can be completed in a day, ranging from five to 12 hours.

How long does insulation last?

Fiberglass insulation is able to last 80 to 100 years. When installed in batts, it can start falling from the attic after 15 to 20 years. In those cases, it needs to be replaced.

Spray foam insulation can last a lifetime, and you don’t have to worry about replacing it anytime soon.

Cellulose insulation will last 20 to 30 years but begins to degrade after 15.

Where does insulation go?

Insulation is installed inside your attic, walls, and crawl spaces.