What are the benefits of blown in insulation?
Aside from the financial savings over time, blown in insulation is far more effective than batt insulation. Blown in Insulation completely seals off all open spaces with thick, hypoallergenic fiberglass that resists moisture and keeps your home cool even during the summer months.It is the most effective type of insulation on the market today.
Blown in insulation offers an advantage over other types of insulation because it fills cavities completely, unlike fiberglass or cellulose blown insulation which leaves gaps for air to seep through. Blown insulation can be blown into wall cavities, floors, attics and ceilings. It may not be possible to do blown insulation in some very low areas where accessibility is difficult or impossible, but blown installation can generally achieve higher R-values than any other form of insulation.
Blown in fiberglass is an inert material that does not support mold growth. Because blown in insulation seals all cracks and crevices around electrical outlets, pipes and wiring you are eliminating a common source of moisture that could lead to mold growth.
Blown insulation has the advantage of being blown in after construction, so it can provide an added level of insulation not achieved by building wrap alone. It also insulates at a much lower cost than other types of insulation like cellulose or spray foam.
The blown in insulation method requires an experienced contractor who can ensure that all air pockets are blown out and there is thorough coverage throughout the walls, floors and ceilings. The blown in insulation must be installed to meet local building codes as well as specific manufacturer's installation instructions. For high performance installations it is recommended that blown-in fit up (the fit between materials to be joined) be done using only non-compressing fiberglass batt material to achieve optimal results.
The blown in insulation method is most effective when blown into wall cavities that have been filled with blown insulation previously. This results in R-values that can reach as high as R-60 or higher, depending on the amount of blown insulation already installed and how much is blown in during the installation process. Blown in fiberglass will not settle out over time so it remains a permanent solution to achieve maximum energy efficiency.
Blown in insulation has a Class 5 fire rating, preventing flames from spreading quickly through your walls or ceilings which could lead to expensive structural damage. It also provides an air barrier against outside moisture which reduces leakage from the inside out--something that is especially important if you're doing any type of remodeling where additional holes are made in your walls or ceilings.
Blown insulation is easily blown into wall cavities, floors, attics and ceilings. It is blown in after installation of building materials like drywall or plywood, making it an ideal choice for new homes as well as renovations. Blown insulation greatly reduces drafts by filling all spaces where cold air can seep in through the smallest cracks and crevices throughout your home.
For homeowners who are interested in reducing their energy bills while improving comfort levels, blown insulation provides a very effective solution that rivals the cost savings of other types of insulation like fiberglass batt or spray foam.
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How does blown in insulation work?
Blown insulation can consist of three layers: the first layer is a baser substance such as cellulose that goes into small spaces and clings to walls or falls on ceilings; the second layer is an acrylic foam like polyurethane, which expands and fills open space such as shafts and cracks; the third layer may be fiberglass.
There are two main types of blown in insulation: loose-fill (also known as blown-in) and rigid boards (such as XPS). Rigid board installations require additional work because they must be glued to surfaces. The installation process for both of these types begins by blocking off any existing heating or cooling vents in your home, then installing plastic shoe covers designed not to tear.
A blown in insulation installation by Airsep Inc technicians usually takes 1 to 2 days, depending on the size of your space may take longer. Areas like attics could take an entire weekend. The blown in insulation process usually begins by having technicians place protective plastic over the floor and all items that are already in the blown in insulation area. Blown in insulation can be used for various applications including insulating walls, ceilings, foundations, roofs, mechanical rooms and other hard-to-reach areas throughout your home or commercial property.
Blown Insulation is done by putting a machine into a hole in your wall or ceiling and then blowing in a special fiberglass material that will expand when it comes into contact with air. Blown in insulation is blown into wall cavities, exterior walls, roof decks, ceilings, manufactured truss assemblies and crawl spaces.
Blown in insulation materials are fiberglass or cellulose blown in by a special machine that injects the blown-in insulation either vertically or horizontally depending on the application for which blown in insulation is being installed. Fiberglass blown in insulation can be used to insulate attics and other areas where there may be exposed rafters or beams.
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