Quite a few American homeowners find that the temperatures in their homes aren’t staying quite as comfortable as they’d like. Several factors can contribute to this issue. In some cases, their HVAC systems are old and worn out or need a little extra professional attention.
Other times, their windows and doors aren’t properly sealed, so warm or cold air is seeping in and counteracting all the hard work their HVAC systems are doing. Sometimes, their windows just don’t provide an effective barrier against heat transfer. Of course, yet another issue is also a primary contributor to poor indoor climate control: insulation.
Making Sure Your Home Meets Your Needs
At Mister Quik Home Services, we specialize in making sure Camby homes meet their owners’ needs. Our plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and indoor air quality technicians and handymen are here to take care of a wide range of household needs. We also offer insulation services, and our blown insulation experts are here to help make your home more comfortable.
If you’re struggling to maintain constant temperatures in your home, feel free to contact us to schedule a consultation. Our technicians can assess your home to determine if its insulation might be the problem.
How Is Blown-In Insulation Different from Other Options?
Blown-in insulation is certainly different from other popular options on the market. Most homes are equipped with batt insulation. That’s the rolls and strips you can purchase at virtually any home improvement store or home supply chain. They consist of spun fiberglass attached to paper, plastic, or other materials. The fiberglass helps keep heat and cold air outside where they belong while keeping your heating and air conditioning from going outside. The backing acts as a barrier to protect against moisture.
On the other hand, blown-in insulation doesn’t have a paper or plastic backing. It’s made of the same materials as batt insulation, but it’s left loose. When the time comes to install this insulation, it’s deposited into a machine and blown into walls, attics, or other areas via hoses or tubes. Since it’s a loose material, it settles into place and fills the gaps and holes left by batt insulation. Because of the installation process, it can be used to insulate new homes or added to insulation that’s already in place in older homes.
What Types of Blown-In Insulation Are There?
Different types of blown-in insulation are available. Mineral wool and cellulose are a couple of popular options, but cotton and other materials are sometimes used as well. Our blown insulation experts have found that fiberglass is the best alternative. It’s light and highly cost-effective when compared to some other options. It also offers a certain amount of fire resistance while adequately protecting homes against heat transfer. It’s also simpler to install than batt insulation especially in finished homes that need a bit of a supplement to the insulation they already have in place.
What Are the Benefits of Blown-In Insulation?
Loose-fill blown-in fiberglass insulation offers several benefits over other options. As mentioned, it’s lighter and can be used to fill the spaces between batts and building components, so it offers more coverage than traditional insulation. It costs less than cellulose, loose-fill fiberglass’s closest competitor. Despite its lower cost, it doesn’t fall short in terms of insulative qualities. It’ll help keep out the heat and cold to make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient.
Another major benefit of loose-fill fiberglass is its versatility. It can be used in situations where standard batt insulation just wouldn’t be practical, such as in homes where installing batt insulation would mean having to tear out the walls, ceilings, and flooring to put the insulation in place. In finished homes, installing blown-in fiberglass requires little more than creating small access holes in the areas where the insulation will be installed and carefully patching them after the fact.
Bringing Your Insulation Up to Speed
At Mister Quik Home Services, our blown insulation experts are here to help you bring your home’s insulation up to speed. We’re proud to be able to bring this option and all its benefits to homeowners in Camby and the surrounding areas. Our technicians are trained and experienced at installing this type of insulation effectively and with as little disruption to your home as possible. We know exactly what it takes to make sure you get the full benefits of blown-in loose-fill fiberglass. Call us or fill out the form on our website to schedule a consultation or appointment and end the battle with inefficiency.