Did you know that most homes lose about 40% of their heat or energy though the attic space due to insufficient insulation? Typically, homes built 15-20 years ago were built with little or no insulation at all. And even homes built recently may have much less than the recommended amount of insulation. Without the recommended amount of insulation, you could be inadvertently driving up your energy cost to heat and cool your home.
Denver Insulation Repair
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Questions And Answers
- What is fiberglass insulation? Beyond it’s relatively lightweight and cheap cost to manufacturer, fiberglass has number of intrinsic qualities that make it a good insulation material. The many fibers of glass bundled together are excellent at trapping heat. In this way, a fiberglass-insulated building is far better at retaining a set temperature that a non-insulated one, which means lower energy cost for both heating an cooling. For the same reason, fiberglass insulation is highly effective at reducing sound, and is also non-combustible and non-absorbent. It is important to note that fiberglass also does not wear our or lose efficacy over time.
- What is an R-Value? The R-value is a rating on the actual efficiency of your home insulation. Meaning that the higher the higher the R-Value (on a range of 10-60), the greater capacity your insulation has to resist heat flow. Colorado recommends an R49 value which equals 16.5 inches of insulation.
- Difference Between Organic vs Fiberglass? While cellulose insulation is typically known as “Organic,” it is made of recycled paper that needs to be chemically treated for use as insulation. Cellulose insulation causes extra dust during the installation process, is corrosive, and can break down over time. Fiberglass insulation, on the other hand is naturally fire resistant, non-corrosive, and expands inside the machine providing a dust-free installation. Fiberglass insulation also provides complete coverage, even around pipes, wires, and outlets. Fiberglass insulation offers the highest energy savings of installation types as it doesn’t settle over time (it maintains its shape and value) and it’s non-absorbent (even if it gets moist, it dries itself out).
- What is the Installation process? Fiberglass installation process only takes about 1.5 hours to install per 1,000 square feet. That means the process is quick and simple, allowing you to get back to your everyday life with lower energy bills.