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It’s a given that if you aren’t aren’t taking advantage of the many ways in which to improve your home’s insulation, you are probably paying too much for your electric bill.
Spray foam insulation is another way that Gold Eagle Services helps budget-conscious, environmentally responsible homeowners achieve freedom from high electric bills while creating a more comfortable environment.
Spray foam works by filling in all the cracks and crevices. Since the main cause of energy inefficiency in a home is air movement, spray foam’s unique ability to expand and reduce air movement makes it a great insulation option.
Gold Eagle Services provides quality spray foam insulation for local Austin homes. Our goal is to provide you with a quick, cost-effective solution that will help you avoid paying too much for your electric bill and which can also extend the life of your HVAC system. We achieve this by listening to your concerns and by taking time to properly evaluate your home’s insulation situation. Gold Eagle Services uses only top quality materials and is dedicated to providing speedy, trustworthy, and cost-effective service.
If you’ve been looking for ways to survive those hot Texas summers and bone-chilling winters without spending a fortune on your utility bills, or, if you want to keep your HVAC running for years to come.
For many homeowners, the lack of adequate insulation is a major player in heat loss and the resulting higher energy costs. It’s a pervasive problem, not just in Austin, but in the entire United States. In fact, the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association, a major trade association for manufacturers of insulation, claims that nearly 90% of all American homes are under-insulated.
Gold Eagle Services can help you avoid heat loss and lower your electric bills with our blown insulation services. We want to educate you about the value of having the best insulation in your home and help you make choices that make sense in your situation.
When selecting an insulating material, one factor to consider is the “R Value.” The US Department of Energy defines the R Value as: “An insulating material’s resistance to conductive heat flow is measured or rated in terms of its thermal resistance or R–value — the higher the R–value, the greater the insulating effectiveness. The R–value depends on the type of insulation, its thickness, and its density.” Obviously, many factors go into deciding what R-value a particular home needs in its attic spaces, including the age of the home and geographical location.
Gold Eagle Services are designed to bring Austin homeowners improved performance per square inch and the least amount of settling over time.
This type of insulation involves blowing or spraying insulation product into wall cavities, attics, and floors. Methods vary depending on the form of insulation selected. It is the most widely used type of attic insulation.
In blown insulation, a specially-designed shredder is used to cut insulation into tiny bits and then introduce them into attics and other spaces prone to heat loss. In a process similar to reverse vacuuming, particles of insulation are blown out of a tube instead of being sucked into it.
There are several types of insulation products which can be used successfully to combat hear loss.
Loose-Fill Fiberglass Insulation
Loose-fill fiberglass is made from glass that is blown or spun into fibers. This material is easily installed using a blowing machine and is suitable for attics and wall cavities. Loose fill fiberglass has properties that make it well-suited for safeguarding against common insulation enemies such as fungus, moisture, and mildew. Fiberglass is designed to resist rot and will not absorb moisture.
Loose fill fiberglass does, however, have at least one potential drawback: it is often made of recycled glass and can create floating particles in a home. Homeowners who choose this solution can opt to use membranes or special netting to contain the fiberglass.
Spray-in polyurethane foam expands to fill cracks and voids to form an airtight barrier. The biggest advantage of foam is that it virtually eliminates air infiltration.
In most cases foam is mixed on site, where trained professionals do the installation. Spray foam can be used in attics, ceilings, walls, and floors. When applied, it expands to 100 times its volume to seal even the smallest cracks and crevices. Spray foam also retains a certain amount of flexibility as your home ages.
Depending on which product you use, foam provides the highest R-value per inch versus cellulose and fiberglass at 3.6 per inch.
Blown-in cellulose insulation has been around nearly 100 years. It consists primarily of recycled newsprint and/or corrugated cardboard, which is treated with a fire retardant.
Cellulose blow in insulation is a dry install for walls and attics. Run through a blowing machine, loose fill can be installed through access holes in walls or installed into a netting system or membrane. Another form of cellulose is “stabilized cellulose”. This type of cellulose has a moisture additive and adhesive, making it useful in horizontal applications such as attics.
Installers sometimes choose to stabilize cellulose because the moisture controls dust, and the product is usually less expensive. Stabilized cellulose is dense so you don’t have to use as much to achieve a desirable R-value.
Cellulose can provide excellent sound dampening properties, and can also be very cost effective. Wet spray cellulose provides R-values of around 3.4 per square inch.