If you are considering different types of insulation for your home it is important to explore all of your options. In order to do that you have to know what your different options are. Here are some services that we can help you better understand.
Blown In Insulation
Blown in insulation, also called loose fill insulation, is commonly used to insulate existing structures that previously had no insulation, or where additional insulation is needed. It is made up of loose particles which are blown into an attic or into wall cavities, which are the spaces between the interior and exterior walls of a building. Since even distribution of the material is important, and because special pneumatic equipment is required, installation is usually done by a professional.
There are three basic types of blown in insulation commonly available: fiberglass, mineral wool, and cellulose.
- Fiberglass insulation consists of small particles of spun glass fibers.
- Mineral wool is made from particles of rock or steel slag, which is a recycled manufacturing waste.
- Cellulose insulation comes from recycled newspapers or cardboard which has been treated with chemicals to make it resistant to flame and insects.
At Blown Insulation MI – Ecology Products LLC we offer blown insulation for attics and walls. Not only do we use top of the line blown fiberglass insulation we have the option to use a higher standard of insulation.
Injection Foam Insulation
Injection R-Foam Insulation – is versatile. It can be used to re-insulate older homes that contain little or no insulation, even if the wall cavity is partially filled with old, ineffective insulation. R-Foam does what others cannot, flowing through empty space and across old material to fill the wall cavity. Applegate R-Foam can be injected into the wall cavity from either the interior or from the exterior of the home. It can even be installed behind existing brick.
R-Foam is biodegradable and excess foam is easily cleaned up and disposed of. R-Foam is a Class A building material and meets or exceeds all testing requirements of current building standards.
R-Foam foam solves the problem of drafty walls in poorly insulated homes. R-Foam is non-expanding injection foam that can be injected into walls of existing homes. It can be installed from the inside through the drywall or from the outside through the exterior siding or brick.
The Department of Energy estimates at least 80 million existing homes need to be reinsulated. Filling the voids in the sidewalls of these homes will effectively lower the escape of heated or cooled air to the outside, and also the amount of unconditioned air from the outside to enter the home.
Spray Foam Insulation
Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is a spray-applied plastic that can form a continuous insulation and air sealing barrier on walls, roofs, around corners, and on all contoured surfaces. This particular mixture of liquids reacts very quickly when mixed, expanding on contact to create foam that insulates, seals gaps, and can form moisture and vapor barriers. SPF insulation is known to resist heat transfer extremely well, and it offers a highly effective solution in reducing unwanted air infiltration through cracks, seams, and joints.