Install Insulation with Colorado Siding Repair
Having a house that is energy efficient makes a big difference. There are several things that help improve the energy efficiency of your home. Good quality new siding and new windows are two things that help greatly. Adding insulation to your home will make it even more energy efficient.
You will quickly notice the difference in your home after adding insulation. Not only will your power cost be significantly lower but the comfort of your home will increase too. It will be much easier to maintain the desired temperature in your home, whether that is keeping the warm air in during the winter or out during the summer.
Insulation will also make your home a lot less drafty. Additionally, insulation helps with reducing the noise pollution. All these things will increase the level of comfort in your home. That makes installing insulation a worthwhile investment that will even pay for itself over time, thanks to the energy savings it will result in.
We install two different types of insulation: fiberglass batts and spray foam insulation. Both types have their advantages and reasons for picking them. They are the most popular choices when it comes to insulation. Here a quick overview over both.
Batt Fiberglass insulation has been around for several decades and is a classic go-to staple. Its biggest advantage is its cost-effectiveness while having a high R-value (resistance to heat flow) rating.
The insulation is made from a series of very delicate fibers. These fibers are composed of different recycled materials such as melted down glass, which makes it quite eco-friendly. The fibers are then held together by adhesive backing like aluminum foil or paper. This also serves as a vapor barrier.
Fiberglass is relatively cheap and an effective insulation. Most often the fiberglass is packaged in batts which are large but light-weight. The batts come in different width for a number of applications so that the right one can be picked for different locations and spaces.
This kind of insulation is very versatile and can be used all over the house due to its design flexibility. When correctly installed, fiberglass offers great coverage and insulation. For that, it is important that there are no gaps or voids. We will make sure it is properly installed for the best fit and insulation.
Spray foam insulation is a newer material but has quickly gained in popularity. It is more expensive than fiberglass but it outperforms it in some categories like effectiveness in resisting airflow, making it an outstanding insulator.
This insulation is made up of two components: isocyanate and polyol resin, most often polyurethane. When they are mixed, they expand up to 60 times. That way, the foam offers a perfect fit and seal, blocking air and water.
This high-performance product is sprayed into wall cavities. It then expands to fill the cavity perfectly without leaving cracks or gaps. This effectively blocks the air flow and seals gaps tightly. Because of this, the spray foam insulation has a very high R-value rating.
There are two kinds of spray foam insulation that are commonly used: open-cell and closed-cell spray foam. Which kind is used will depend on the application and location of its use.
Open-cell spray foam insulation is a soft, low-density material that is most often used for interior applications. The closed-cell form is more rigid and of medium density for exterior and some interior uses. They both add sturdiness and protection to the structure of the house, alongside their other properties.
Spray foam insulation not only blocks air and water but also noise. Furthermore, it reduces the amount of pollen and allergens that can get through the walls and into your home. Even insects and small rodents will be kept out more effectively with the foam blocking small openings.
Both insulation types, fiberglass and spray foam, are very durable and can last between 80 to 100 years. They resist moisture well and are not susceptible to mold and mildew. Neither material is combustible and will not catch fire. Proper installation is crucial with both types of insulation to guarantee longevity as well as optimal performance.
Which insulation you choose depends on your home and your budget. We will be happy to go over your options with you and guide you along the way so that you can make the decision that is best for you.
Adding insulation to your home has an upfront cost but it will quickly pay for itself in energy cost savings. It will also increase the resale value of your home as it is a definite improvement.
Everything From One Contractor
Colorado Siding Repair is one of the few contractors that can do it all. We expertly install insulation, windows and siding as well as paint the exterior of your home. That way you do not need to hire different contractors but can have it taken care of by one reliable source.
We never just want to make a sale. We want you to be able to make an informed decision which is why we take the educational approach. The process of picking the right insulation, windows and siding can be overwhelming, but we will be by your side for the whole process.
We can guide you to find the best solutions for you, your home and your budget. For that, we offer financing option as well as multi-step projects.
Do not hesitate to contact Colorado Siding Repair with any questions you may have. Our team is here to help. Call us today to get a free quote and to get started on the process of making your home more energy efficient!