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Blown in Insulation

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When you are preparing for your home installation project, you will have many insulating options. The right type of insulation can lower the installation cost and save you valuable time. Blown-in insulation is one of the best types of insulation available today. It allows you to insulate your walls and attic without fuss. You can choose between three types of blown-in insulation. They are cellulose, loose-fill fiberglass, and rock wool. These materials have different thermal values, so you should choose according to your building's insulating needs. We are the best insulation contractors in Johnson City to hire for your blown-in insulation project.

 

It's Easy to Install

A major advantage of choosing blown-in insulation is that the installation can be easily done by professionals. The time required for installation is shorter than that of other types of insulation. Batt insulation, for example, will require you to tear down your existing drywall can be added. This makes batt insulation a messy, laborious, and time-consuming task in existing homes. On the other hand, blown-in insulation allows us to insulate existing walls with ease. We will only have to drill a hole in the studs and then blow the material into it with the aid of a hose.

 

Increase the Efficiency of Your HVAC System

Without proper insulation, your HVAC system will have to work extra hard to maintain your desired temperature. In summer, the cool air released by your air conditioner will be able to escape through your uninsulated walls and ceilings. Hot air will also get into your building from the environment. By investing in blown-in insulation, you will be reducing air leaks in your building. This will make it much easier for your HVAC system to keep the temperature steady from room to room. The reduced workload on your HVAC system will save you money and extend its lifespan.

 

Increase Your Roof's Lifespan

While the primary function of attic insulation is to maintain the desired temperature in your home, it also prevents the transfer of heat through your roof. Heat transfer is one of the major causes of deterioration in roof shingles. Your roof will also benefit from attic insulation in the winter. It will prevent heat energy from escaping through your roof. Without insulation, the heat will cause the ice on your roof to melt. This water will then become frozen again to create ice dams at your roof's edge. Ice dams cause damage to shingles.

 

Fire Resistance

Your choice of insulating material should offer extra benefits asides from making your home comfortable. If you're in search of a type of insulation material that will make your home fire-resistant, then you should opt for blown cellulose insulation. While the material is made from recycled paper, it is treated with fire-retardant chemicals during production. This will make your walls, attic, basement, and other insulated areas less susceptible to fire. Also, blown-in insulation creates an airtight barrier. In the event of a fire, this barrier will prevent air from flowing into your building and fueling the flame.

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