- Homeowner Happy with Spray Foam Insulation
"We went all out for the top of the line foam made, and then hired the best foam contractor we could find online."
- Replace Old Insulation In Your Home
Thermal resistance in insulation is referred to as R-Value.It is the temperature difference across an For example, if you have the unit thermal resistance of a wall, divide by the cross-sectional area of the depth of the wall to compute the thermal resistance. The unit thermal conductance of a material is denoted as C and is the reciprocal of the unit thermal resistance. R-values of products may deteriorate over time. However, over time a small amount of these gases diffuse out of the foam and are replaced by air, thus reducing the effective R-value of the product. There are other foams which do not change significantly with aging because they …
- Can Drywall Contractors Do An Insulators Job?
If you’ve ever had room remodeled or your home renovated, you’ve probably had the chance to meet your drywall contractor. A professional at putting walls up on the interior rooms of your home, this contractor usually has a very steady hand and perfected his work. After all he gets things looking great for your next contractor the painter. But one of the most overlooked aspects of remodeling is insulation installation. Many times drywall professionals will attempt to “install” insulation, often providing inadequate energy savings for you in the long run, and often without the necessary permits as required by local and state officials of the building departments. So remember to take a …
- Think Before You (Re) Insulate!
After super storm Sandy struck the USA, there are many new ideas emerging as to how to insulate a home or property. The costs of remodeling after water damage has builders re-thinking how to do it right this time. Removing wet insulation from this storm is a disaster as said by many contractors in the area. Leaving wet insulation in your walls is a catastrophe. When this happens, mildew brews and the result is black mold, lung infections, and even death. Some insulators believe foam insulation is a more responsible choice to install in homes nowadays because closed cell foam will not retain water, as reported on the industry’s main websites. If …
- How Much Does Insulation Cost?
Insulation costs vary by contractor, supplier and manufacturers. But at least you can gain an idea about how much insulation costs as a general guideline.
- Energy Grants Reduce Insulation Cost
The State Energy Program provides financial and technical assistance to states through formula and competitive grants. States use their formula grants to develop state strategies and goals to address their energy priorities. Competitive grant solicitations for the adoption of energy efficiency/renewable energy products and technologies are issued annually based on available funding. States provide a 20% match under SEP annual formula allocations. SEP emphasizes the state’s role as the decision maker and administrator for the program activities within the state. The energy offices in each state and territory are a vital resource for delivering energy benefits, addressing national energy goals, and coordinating energy-related emergency preparedness across the nation.
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