Good, Better and Best Options for Attic Insulation

The attic usually comes to mind first when considering home insulation. Since airflow in structures moves upward, it naturally pulls conditioned indoor air up through the attic and out of the home. Help keep conditioned air from escaping and keep your home at a comfortable temperature by making your attic energy efficient.

We have rated three popular insulation methods to help you choose the best option for your home:

GOOD: Blown-in Fiberglass
Blown-in fiberglass insulation added to an attic is a fast and easy way to increase R-value and is a cost-effective option. This creates a complete thermal barrier in your attic to help keep heated (or cooled) air inside your home.

BETTER: Blown-in Fiberglass with Air Sealing
Insulation and sealing air leaks significantly improves energy efficiency. After sealing penetration points around the attic floor, a layer of blown-in fiberglass insulation is installed. This process adds R-value and helps keep conditioned air from escaping your home.

BEST: Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation provides the best energy protection. When spray foam is applied along the roofline, it seals any air leaks and creates a thermal barrier along the ceiling of your attic. Spray foam is installed in one simple step and provides optimal energy benefits. If your home has existing fiberglass or cellulose insulation, spray foam insulation can be installed after removal of existing insulation.

Installing or adding insulation in your attic is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce your energy bills. Uncertain about which insulation method is the right one for your new home or have questions about these three insulation options? We can help! Contact our office today!

Why You Should Air Seal and How Spray Foam Can Help

Air sealing is the process of reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home. It is an important step to reduce energy costs, reduce drafts and cold spots, help keep out pests and allergens, and increase the overall air quality in your home.

Air leakage occurs when outside air enters and conditioned air escapes your home through cracks and openings. For years, it was believed that air leaks created proper home ventilation. Today’s building science proves this isn’t the case. Uncontrolled air leaks can cause too much or too little air to enter or leave your home. Either situation can result in poor indoor air quality.

Although air sealing is a very important part of home energy efficiency, it doesn’t eliminate the need for proper insulation. Foam insulation is a perfect solution to both insulate and seal air leaks.

Foam insulation expands when applied and completely fills a cavity. The product is applied as a liquid and expands to 100 times its volume. This means that the product fills cracks and crevices in a cavity, and expands to seal these gaps.  Your home is insulated and air sealed with one application!

Interested in learning more about spray foam and getting an estimate for your next project? Contact us today and learn more.

 

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey was the strongest storm to make landfall in the Texas Coastal Bend area since Hurricane Carla in September 1961. The flooding resulting from Harvey’s flooding is one of the worst weather disasters in U.S. history. It’s estimated the storm damage will amount to billions of dollars.

Even though Hurricane Harvey is off the front page of daily news, there’s no doubt the impact of this storm is far from over. The real heavy lifting of recovery and reconstruction is underway, and will continue for quite some time.

With many connections to the Houston area, the founders of Delmarva Spray Foam and its affiliated companies have been moved to assist. To this end, Delmarva Spray Foam along with Delmarva Insulation, DeVere Insulation, DeVere Insulation Home Performance, Foam InSEALators, Liberty Insulation, Southland Insulators and The Fifth Fuel have donated $28,000 to help with recovery efforts.

Bob and Carolyn DeVere along with Jerry and Nancy Palmer have selected two Texas charities to receive these funds – Samaritan’s Purse and Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries. Each organization received $14,000 to aid in their mission of helping local families recover from this tragedy.

We are proud to support our local communities and support others during times of tragedy. If you are moved, we encourage you to donate to one of these Houston-based organizations to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.