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Is Spray Foam a DIY Project?
Is Spray Foam a DIY Project?
Spray foam is a great insulation product, but you may want to think twice about trying to do it yourself. Spray foam insulation is comprised of chemicals and needs to be installed carefully because of potential safety and fire issues. Even if you find a spray foam kit, the packaging typically states: For Professional Use...
Why Is Insulation Important?
Why Is Insulation Important?
Insulation helps maintain an ambient temperature in your home, can reduce noise transfer, and makes your home more energy efficient. Did you know that 60% of all air leakage is through the attic? Did you know that poor insulation and air leaks in your walls can results in a 15% heating/cooling loss through those exterior...
Finding the Right Spray Foam Installer
Finding the Right Spray Foam Installer
There are many companies who offer spray foam insulation installation in the Tallahassee area. So be sure to do your homework and choose your installer wisely. Spray foam insulation companies do not all offer the same quality of service. They may have different equipment, technology and training for their installers. Keep these tips in mind...
What Is Spray Foam and Why Do I Need it?
What Is Spray Foam and Why Do I Need it?
Spray foam insulation performs a dual purpose of insulating and air sealing in one application. The foam expands upon installation and completely fills an opening, including any cracks and crevices. Some of the benefits of spray foam are preventing air leakage including humid Florida air, providing a sound barrier, helping to deter mold growth, and...
Why It Is Important to Insulate
Why It Is Important to Insulate
Insulation slows the transfer of heat from inside your home in the winter and into your home from the outside in the summer. There are many reasons why it is important to insulate your home or business. Home comfort. If the temperature inside your home feels too hot or too cold you probably do not...
What Is Batt Insulation?
What Is Batt Insulation?
Batt insulation, also known as “batt and roll” or “blanket” insulation, is usually made of flexible fiberglass. It is manufactured in various thicknesses, stored in rolls and precut into industry standard sheets to fit between joists and studs. Some batt insulation comes with paper or foil facing which in some areas can serve as a...
How to Install Attic Insulation
How to Install Attic Insulation
If you want to install insulation in your attic for a more comfortable living space and lower energy bills, here are some considerations. Two good choices for insulation material for your attic are loose-fill and batt (blanket) insulation. Both of these choices can be installed in an uninsulated attic or laid over existing material. Loose-fill...
How Thick Should Spray Foam Insulation Be?
How Thick Should Spray Foam Insulation Be?
Spray foam is a good option to air seal and insulate your home. It is important that it is installed properly and in the correct thickness. The required thickness is determined by the area of installation and what you are trying to achieve. If you think that more foam is better because the more foam...
Asthma? Allergies? Air Sealing Can Help!
Asthma? Allergies? Air Sealing Can Help!
It’s estimated that roughly 26 million Americans are affected by asthma or asthma-related conditions. When we combine these numbers with those who suffer from seasonal allergies, the numbers are even higher. In the lungs of asthma sufferers, airways become irritated and more sensitive when pollen, dust, mold, and more impact them. These same triggers affect...
How to Get More Use Out of Your Bonus Room
How to Get More Use Out of Your Bonus Room
Many Florida homes have a bonus room over the garage. Oftentimes, bonus rooms are rarely used because the room is too hot. Why waste great square footage when proper insulation can help? The way to manage the temperature in a bonus room is to insulate the roofline and the floor (aka the garage ceiling) with...
Breathe Easier: Air Seal Your Home!
Breathe Easier: Air Seal Your Home!
Florida residents enjoy warm temps for most of the year. Who doesn’t love that? Allergy sufferers! Did you know that by sealing your home’s air leaks, you can reduce indoor air pollutants? Most homes are not properly air sealed and have penetration points around the exterior. These penetration points are commonly found around recessed lighting,...
How to Avoid Storm Scams
How to Avoid Storm Scams
It happens far too often when an area is hit by a severe storm—unscrupulous contractors come to town. Con artists often show up at a homeowner’s door after a disaster, offer an array of services and often require a hefty down payment. These fly-by-night operators set up temporary offices so they can move on quickly...
Smart Home Technology Benefits Your Home and Wallet
Smart Home Technology Benefits Your Home and Wallet
Smart home technology may be unfamiliar to you. Through apps or a centralized unit in your home, you can control many of your home’s systems. There are many benefits to using smart home technology such as managing home security, adjusting home lighting and turning off your appliances. One significant benefit of smart home technology is...
Five Summer Energy Tips
Five Summer Energy Tips
Have uncomfortable summer temperatures taken a toll on your energy bills? If summer heat has taken the fun out of your summer – and money out of your wallet – here are five things you can do to ease the pinch: Run Ceiling Fans. Keep your ceiling fans running to circulate conditioned air. This can...
Three Reasons to Upgrade Your Attic Insulation
Three Reasons to Upgrade Your Attic Insulation
When a homeowner thinks of upgrading their insulation, the first area of the home that comes to mind is the attic. This might seem like a common place to insulate – but do you really know why it matters? Here are three reasons to upgrade your attic insulation and seal attic air leaks: A home breathes,...
How Spray Foam Helps Increase the Benefits of Air Sealing
How Spray Foam Helps Increase the Benefits of Air Sealing
The process of air sealing reduces the amount of air that transfers through your home. Air sealing is an important energy saving step that helps control energy costs, reduces drafts, helps keep out pests and allergens, and increases the overall air quality in your home. Air can leak through cracks and openings around a building...
Beat Florida Heat – Insulate!
Beat Florida Heat – Insulate!
Home insulation is often associated with northern climates and cold weather. The thermal barrier that insulation creates is just as important in southern climates and warm weather. If your Florida home is not properly insulated, your comfort and your wallet will suffer. During hot Florida weather, the sun heats the surface of your roof. This...
The Importance of New Home Air Sealing
The Importance of New Home Air Sealing
Are you finalizing a plan for new home construction or remodeling an existing home? Don’t overlook air sealing and energy efficiency. Taking time today to effectively insulate and air seal your new home or remodeling project will save money for years to come. Investing in air sealing and other energy efficiency measures has a huge...
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