Whether you’re building a new home, updating your old home, or just interested to learn, you may have questions about insulation. Installing insulation can be frustrating, especially when it comes to learning all about R-values, different types of insulation, and how to properly install the insulation. At Alamance Insulation and Gutters, we want this process to be as easy for you as possible. Located in Burlington, NC, we’ve been serving our loyal customers for over 20 years.
Adding insulation to your home is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve the comfort of your home. Adding proper insulation can save you money in the long run, but it can also ensure the health of your loved ones at home.
Here are a few helpful questions and answers published from the #AskEnergySaver series on energy.gov:
“This month, we asked you to share your insulation questions. To answer them, we reached out to Iain Walker, a scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s Residential Building Systems Group. With more than 20 of years experience in residential efficiency, Walker focuses on how things like ventilation and air leakage impact a home’s energy use and its indoor air quality.
What is better overall, blown-in insulation or sheet rolls?
— from @coynebrendan on Twitter
Iain Walker: For insulation, the installation is usually more important than the material that is used. Both types of insulation can be installed well or badly. The key is to have insulation that completely fills any cavity you are insulating. Any voids that are left (whether from compressed batts in the sheet rolls or incomplete fill from blown-in insulation) are performance killers.
Also, the particular application may change your preference. For example, kraft faced batts are easier to install under a sloped roof or a floor over a crawlspace. But in a remodel it is much easier to blow insulation into a wall cavity than it is to open the cavity to install batts.
What is the recommended safety clothing for working in an attic that has blown fiberglass insulation? I want to add a blanket.
— from @ladykayaker on Twitter
IW: My preference is to use disposable paper overalls. Also protect your eyes with goggles (not safety glasses — you want to keep the dust out of your eyes), use gloves (glass fiber is a skin irritant) and wear a dust mask (disposable ones are fine). While the level of protection might make you hot and uncomfortable — especially when installing insulation in an attic on a hot day — it is better to take these precautions than suffer from itchy, irritated skin and eyes.
For more ways to save energy at home, check out Energy Saver.”
At Alamance Insulation and Gutters, we specialize in providing quality products and expert services to meet the unique needs of our customers. We provide quality gutters and insulation for our clients across central North Carolina, including Greensboro, Burlington, Mebane, Hillsborough, and High Point, NC. Whether you need installation or repairs done, we offer a variety of gutter, insulation, and moisture barrier services that will ensure the safety of your home and the comfort of your loved ones.