Because there are a great deal of homes out there that were built in the 60s and earlier the building codes were not as good as they are today so a great deal of home builders skimped on adding good wall insulation to save money. You might have found your home has been suffering from not trapping the cool air conditioning in the summer and the heat escaping in the summer. This is going to add a massive amount to electric and gas bill as you will need to run it more. By having a better insulation added to your walls if will save you massively in the long run.
We like to assess the home or business to make sure that foremost it needs added wall insulation and this is done by using some of our high tech equipment. Once we have diagnosed your home and given you our feedback we look to what can be done to insulate your home more.
The solutions to insulating your walls can be achieved with fiberglass rolled insulation; if your beams are exposed and the cavity space is free then this is the way to go. We can add a blown in wall insulation If you are living in the home and it’s not in a state of renovation. When currently living in the property we will advise on the blown insulation as it can be done with little disruption to the current home owner. We can blow in cellulose insulation to the wall cavity and this is done from inside or outside the home. We have to assess to see where would be best to achieve this and our trained insulation technicians will know exactly what to do. If we are installing the insulation in the home then we will make sure the furniture is covered in dust sheets and the area is looked after to contain any escaped dust. The normal practice is small holes will be drilled between the studs so the cavities can be filled up. Once the insulation is blown in the patching of the walls will be quickly dealt with, then it’s just a case of enjoying your new insulated home.
If we do decide to drill on the interior side it’s just through dry wall in most cases so the patch work is slightly easy to attend to. If the exterior is being used to blow the insulation in then we have to look at the exterior materials of the home. Is it brick? Or wood siding? We have to consider all options and see if we can remove the façade where we can to drill holes then patch and reapply the façade. We make sure to avoid electric wires and gas lines plus water lines so everything is completed with no hassle or drama.
If you have a basement then we like to check to make sure the insulation won’t just drop straight through the walls in to the basement. The cavity has to be sealed and we will make sure it is.
Once all the work has been achieved we then try another thermal test to show you the difference of your new insulated home.
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