Insulation


There are many types of insulation used in existing homes and new construction today.


The two primary types of fiberglass insulation for your home are blanket insulation and loose fill.


Fiberglass batts and rolls are most commonly installed in the sidewalls, attics, crawl spaces, ceilings, and basements of homes. Batts come in a variety of widths and lengths depending on what area of your home you want to insulate. Batt insulation comes in many R-Values (or thicknesses). R-Values range from R-11 to R-38. Batts are available with or without a facing. The facing material is generally applied toward the “warm in winter” portion of the home to help resist the movement of moisture vapor to cold surfaces where it can condense. Knauf Eco-Batts make up the majority of batt insulation that All Cape Insulation uses. Eco-Batts are made of sand and recycled glass, and are environmentally safe.


Fiberglass loose fill insulation is designed to be blown-in to attic spaces or other areas of the home that are hard to access. Along with providing excellent coverage and thermal protection in hard to reach areas, loose fill must be installed by a professional installer using a blowing machine to assure proper coverage and long-term performance. Insul-Safe, manufactured by CertainTeed, provides better coverage, excellent sound control, noncombustible, non corrosive, won’t rot or decay, and will not absorb moisture or support fungus growth. It is also Formaldehyde-Free.


Hi-R Energy sheathing


There are also two kinds of spray foam insulation, Open Cell foam, and Closed Cell foam.


Closed Cell Spray foam is the most technologically advanced and efficient form of insulation that is available at this time. A Single application of closed cell foam creates an air, moisture and vapor barrier while adding to the structural integrity of the building. The product is an environmentally friendly foam developed from recycled plastic materials and renewable soy oils. A closed cell spray foam application can reduce energy consumption by up to 50%. We use Demilec Heat-Lok Soy


Open Cell Spray Foam Insulation sets new standards of quality, energy-efficiency and performance for builders, architects, contractors and homeowners. The semi-rigid, open-cell, polyurethane insulation’s high R-value and ease of application have taken insulation performance to a whole new level. Based in renewable natural resources, open cell spray foam creates more energy-efficient buildings by expanding to seal cracks, gaps and voids in attics, walls and ceilings. As a result, builders and owners can use smaller, more energy-efficient heating and cooling units to achieve the same level of comfort. The open cell product that we use is Demilec Agri-balance, another “green” soy-based product.


The choices and products that are available to you in today’s market are endless. We at All Cape Insulation & Supply Company will help you to make the appropriate choices for the insulation needs of your home.


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