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Can be insulated by adding Insulation into the existing stud cavities through holes drill through your exterior sheathing. Empty walls can be easily filled and walls that are already insulated with fiberglass can be added to very effectively, stopping air infiltration & adding R-Value. Stopping air infiltration is accomplished because of the density ofNu Wool and its ability to lower your U-Value (U-Value is the measurement used in showing a structures ability to stop air infiltration). R-Value & U-Value together will make your home more energy efficient, more draft free and quieter because of insulations ability to absorb sound. In most cases, exterior siding can be removed & replaced with no visable signs that the work was even done. Brick walls are insulated through holes drilled through mortar joints. There are many other areas that can be upgraded or corrected such as knee walls, walls of crawl spaces and bond areas. Our highly qualified estimator will inspect all areas & make recommendations on needed improvements and other energy saving tips you can do yourself.
1: Siding is carefully removed
2: Small holes are drilled
3: Insulation is blown in
4: Siding is replaced
Areas should be upgraded in R-Value to maximize the benefit of R-Value without spending more than its worth. R-Value have a point of diminishing return, in other words, as the R-Value increases the percentage of improvement decreases, and in many cases you dont need more R-Value but you can install a Radiant Reflector for the same price & get a much higher deduction in both heating cost (Usually by 18%) & cooling cost (by up to 45%) see the information shown on the Two Ply System.
Is so very important to protect your home from possible roof, moisture & mold problums. A proper Attic area takes a combination of proper ventilation, R-Value and coverage to eliminate leakage through access doors, bath vents and small un-insulated areas. Proper ventilation is a combination of soffit vents, roof vents, gable vents and ridge vents set up to insure proper airflow.
Why should I worry about my crawl space?
Air in your home flows from the bottom to the top. Based on the principal that warm air rises, as the air in your home is heated, it moves up though your house. Once the air makes it way up to the roof, it will normally be vented out though the soffits or ridge vent.
So where does all this air come from? Surprisingly the majority is not from windows and doors but instead from
your crawl space! In older, more leaky homes, air can fully pass through your house at a rate of two air changes per hour.
Building professionals say that up to 50% of the air you breathe on the first floor of your home is air that
came directly from your crawl space. Therefore, whatever is in your crawl space air is in your house and you are breathing it.
Traditionally crawl spaces had vents that were supposed to relieve excess moisture from the air keeping the crawl space dry. Experts now know that this does not work, but instead allows much more variation in humidity creating much more moisture. Check out the graph below showing how important it is to cover those vents, heat& insulate the crawl space walls from the ground to the floor!
The old train of thought was to insulate the floor and vent the crawl space area, but as the chart shows above,and common sense, it is not the way. Treating a crawl space area, just like a heated basement, will greatly increase your comfort level and reduce your energy cost.
Our Crawl Space Insulation System prevents moisture by installing a 6-mil visqueen on the ground. We Wallseal the sidewalls, mud plateand rim joist stopping cold air from coming in and greatly reducing conduction of cold through the masonary walls. We than drape a Radiant Reflective foil from the floor to the ground that reflects 97% of radiant heat loss. We will install vents on your heat run to supply heat to the crawl.
This heat will rise to the floor, making the rooms above warmer,while preventing frozen pipes. Remember, your furnace does not know where the heat is going and is controlled by the thermestate in the home above, so you are not wasting heat but saving energy cost by making the rooms above warmer.
CMS products are made from a combination of renewable and recycled fibers, majority of which are post-consumer recycled newspapers, and are in most cases 100% recyclable making them the greenest products in today's marketplace. Because the material can be soft or semi-rigid, lofted or compressed, CMS materials are an innovative solution for acoustical panels, thermal batts and other molded, flat panel or lofted parts.
Thermal Panels Insulation panels are made from recycled paper fibers. With 65-85% recycled materials, these products are very funtional where traditional means of insulation are not pratical. The R-value of the products exceed many of the products commonly used and has a paintable surface that can provide a finished look eliminating studs & drywall or can be used in place of standard fiberglass bats if studding is installed with much higher performance.Thermal panels are Class 1 fire rated and contains an E.P.A. registered fungicide that makes the insulation resistant to the growth of mold and can be usually installed in one day.
Other facts about Thermal Panels:Recycled FibersEnvironmentally ResponsibleClass A Building MaterialNo Scrap ProductionZero LandfillSuperior Noise AbsorptionHigh R-value performanceFriction FitDoes Not Irritate SkinLEED EligibleAndQualifies for the 30% tax credit now availble
Panels can be in standard 4x8 size or can be custom cut for unique applications. Widths can be up to 94 inces ( 2.4meters) . Thickness, density, width and length can all be controlled in the main prodution line. Some scrims of other supplemental coverings can be laminated in line. If there is a need for supplemental coatings, Laminates, etc.in addition to the precision sizing, all can be done in a post processing operation.
A quiet home is relaxing and serene with a peaceful aura of quality and solitude. Homeowners realize that unwanted noise affects comfort, concentration, and behavior. That is why it is crucial to insulate the ceilings, walls, and floors with a material that effectively controls sound. And since noise from within the home can be equally disagreeable, it is a good idea to insulate interior walls and floors so that several people or groups can simultaneously enjoy different activities (such as watching TV, reading, and using the computer). Controlling noise is clearly important, but how can a homeowner orbuilder know which insulation is best at keeping a home quiet?
Custom Fit or One Size Fits All?
Different installation methods dramatically affect how well noise is controlled. Fiberglass batts leave gaps and voids since they are cut and patched to fit the countless variations throughout a home.
Cellulose completely fills the spaces in walls and ceilings that help carry sound because it is sprayed in and provides a custom fit around wiring, plumbing, and other obstacles.
A Real Improvement For Every Home
Whether your home is in the planning stages or built 100 years ago, Cellulose will help keep it quiet a real home improvement.
Ideal For Multi-Family & Commercial Use
In situations where sound control is even more critical, Cellulose has proven extremely effective in thousands of applications.
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