How does insulation work?

Insulation works by slowing down the heat transfer between the interior and exterior walls of a building. This is achieved by trapping air in tiny pockets within the insulation material, which reduces the amount of heat that can flow through it.

How do you estimate insulation costs?

At Insulation Pros, we provide free estimates for all of our insulation services. Our experts will come to your property and assess the type and amount of insulation needed, as well as any other factors that may affect the cost, such as accessibility and the condition of your current insulation.

Can Insurance Companies Pay For Insulation?

In some cases, insurance companies may cover the cost of insulation if it is deemed necessary to protect the building from damage. However, this will depend on your specific insurance policy and the reason for needing insulation.

Can Insulation Help Reduce Unwanted Sound?

Yes, insulation can help reduce unwanted sound by absorbing and dampening the noise. This is especially true for materials such as fiberglass and cellulose insulation.

What Warranty Or Guarantee Do You Provide For Your Insulation?

We offer a variety of warranties and guarantees for our insulation services, depending on the type of insulation used and the scope of the project. Our experts will discuss these options with you during the estimation process.

What Type Of Insulation Products Do You Offer?

We offer a wide range of insulation types, common types include fiberglass insulation, cellulose, spray foam, and radiant barrier insulation. Our experts will help you determine the best type of insulation for your specific needs.

How much insulation should my house have, and how do I know if I need more?

The recommended amount of insulation for a home will depend on factors such as the climate, age of the home, and type of insulation being used. Our experts can assess your home and recommend the appropriate amount of insulation.

Why hire a professional insulation contractor rather than a home improvement contractor or general contractor?

Professional insulation contractors have specialized knowledge and experience in insulation installation, which can ensure that the job is done correctly and efficiently. Home improvement or general contractors may not have the same level of expertise in this area.

How much can I expect to save by adding more insulation to my home?

The amount of energy savings you can enjoy by adding more insulation to your home will depend on factors such as the climate, size of the home, and type of insulation being used. However, studies have shown that homeowners can save up to 20% on heating and cooling costs by adding more insulation.

Residential Insulation

How To Test For Leaks In Residential Insulation And Sealing?

There are several ways to test for leaks in residential insulation and sealing. One of the most common methods is to perform a blower door test, which involves using a special fan to pressurize the house and detect air leaks. Thermal imaging can also be used to identify areas of insulation that are lacking or poorly installed. A professional insulation contractor can perform these tests and recommend solutions for any issues that are identified.

Is Residential Foam Insulation Fire Resistant?

Yes, most residential foam insulation products are fire resistant. Spray foam insulation, in particular, is known for its fire-retardant properties. However, it is important to note that no insulation material is completely fireproof, and it is still important to follow proper fire safety precautions.

What Areas Of Your Home Need Insulation?

Several areas of a home can benefit from additional insulation, including the attic, walls, floors, and basement or crawl space. It is important to ensure that these areas are properly insulated to reduce energy loss and improve comfort.

Does Adding Insulation Increase Home Value?

Yes, adding insulation can increase the value of a home. A well-insulated home is more energy-efficient and comfortable, which can be a major selling point for potential buyers. In addition, adding insulation may also improve the home's overall energy efficiency rating.

How Often Should Home Insulation Be Replaced?

The lifespan of home insulation can vary depending on several factors, including the type of insulation, the quality of installation, and the climate. In general, insulation should last for many years before needing to be replaced. However, if insulation becomes wet or damaged, it may need to be replaced sooner. A professional insulation contractor can inspect the insulation in a home and recommend whether replacement is necessary.

Commercial Insulation

What Insulation Is Needed For Commercial Building Walls?

The insulation required for commercial building walls depends on the building's design, location, and energy code requirements. The most commonly used types of commercial insulation for walls include spray foam, fiberglass, and mineral wool. The insulation material and thickness required for walls depend on the R-value needed, which is determined by factors such as the climate, building use, and local energy codes.

Is Commercial Foam Insulation Fire Resistant?

Yes, most commercial foam insulation products are fire-resistant. Spray foam insulation products for commercial use are tested and certified to meet industry standards for fire resistance. Some foam insulation products are designed to release a flame retardant in case of a fire, while others are formulated with fire-retardant chemicals.

How Often Should Commercial Insulation Be Replaced?

The lifespan of commercial insulation depends on the type of insulation material used, the location, and the amount of wear and tear it experiences. Generally, commercial insulation can last between 15 to 25 years before needing to be replaced. However, factors such as water damage, pest infestations, or damage from construction work may require the insulation to be replaced earlier.

How Does Commercial Insulation Help Control Condensation?

Commercial insulation helps control condensation by regulating temperature and moisture levels in a building. Condensation occurs when warm, moist air comes into contact with cold surfaces, causing water droplets to form. Proper insulation helps maintain a consistent temperature throughout the building, preventing moisture from forming on walls, windows, and other surfaces. Additionally, some types of insulation, such as closed-cell spray foam, have vapor barrier properties, which further helps to control moisture and condensation.

Attic Insulation

How Long Does Attic Insulation Last?

Attic insulation can last up to 15-20 years or more, depending on the type of insulation, the installation quality, and the environmental conditions.

How Often Should Attic Insulation Be Replaced?

Attic insulation should be replaced if it shows signs of damage or wear, or if it has become less effective due to settling, moisture, or other factors. It is recommended to get an inspection every 5-10 years to assess the insulation's condition and performance.

Should Old Attic Insulation Removed Before Adding New?

In some cases, old attic insulation may need to be removed before adding new insulation, especially if it is damaged, contaminated, or incompatible with the new insulation. A professional insulation contractor can advise you on the best course of action based on your specific situation.

How Do You Tell If Your Attic Is Properly Insulated?

You can tell if your attic space is properly insulated by checking the R-value, which measures the insulation's thermal resistance. You can also look for signs of air leaks, moisture, or temperature differences between the attic and the rest of the house. A professional energy audit can provide a more detailed assessment of your attic insulation's performance.

What Are The Benefits Of Updated Attic Insulation?

Updated attic insulation can provide many benefits, including improved energy efficiency, lower utility bills, better indoor comfort, reduced noise, and increased home value. It can also help prevent moisture damage, pest infestations, and air pollution.

What Happens If I Don't Ventilate My Attic Properly?

If you don't ventilate your attic properly, moisture can build up and cause mold, mildew, rot, and other damage to your roof, insulation, and structural components. Poor ventilation can also lead to higher energy bills, reduced indoor air quality, and decreased lifespan of your roofing materials. Proper attic ventilation is essential for maintaining a healthy, comfortable, and efficient home.