Blown-In Insulation Blows Away the Syracuse, NY Cold

If your Syracuse NY area home or office is feeling a little bit drafty and you are dreading the central New York cold season soon to come, it might be time to take a look at having some blown-in insulation installed to help beat the chill.

Blown-in insulation is great for sealing up all the nooks and crannies because it consists of small chunks of material that are, obviously, blown into place by your friendly Standard Insulating Co. professionals. Our expert technicians start by drilling small holes for the insulation to be injected into the space. Then, one installer positions a hose with the nozzle inside of the hole to project that blown-in material, most often cellulose, in the wall. A second technician works the large metal hopper machine outside that constantly churns the insulation making it the perfect consistency for an even flow. When the insulation process is done, those application holes are filled with either plastic plugs or spackle.

Obviously, applying blown-in insulation is a pretty big job and really not something the average home or business owners can do for themselves. While many of them likely have the ability to cut rolls and batts of fiberglass insulation and staple it up on their own with a minimum of fuss, blown-in insulation really should be applied by a professional.

But don’t worry, because that’s where Standard Insulating Co. comes in. We are here to make sure folks throughout the Syracuse NY area able to live and work in comfort all year, and we would love to be able to use our many years of experience to help you make the best choice in insulation installation that is perfect for your own situation.

Is blown-in insulation right for you? Consider the pluses it offers … the biggest benefit blown-in insulation boasts in Syracuse NY homes and businesses is the way it fills all of the gaps to create a full blanket of insulating material. The ability of the blown-in insulation material to flow and mold to fit into any open spaces makes it a better choice over batts and rolls that need to be trimmed to fit different areas. That cutting can often creates areas of air gaps, while the flowing consistency of blown-in insulation means it won‘t leave any open areas for air to flow through. Blown-in insulation will fill around and between any items it finds inside walls, sealing completely any wiring, outlets, and pipes to eliminate the air pockets and maximize the energy efficiency of the wall.

That tight fit will seal air leaks, keeping out the central New York cold in the winter. It also keeps the heat out in the dog days of a Syracuse NY summer. It helps to seal out moisture seepage as well, and that can eliminate health problems from mold and mildew in the years to come by keeping the surface dry so spores won‘t grow. The ability of blown-in insulation to flow into tight spots makes it the most energy efficient insulation, and it will also deaden sound from traveling between rooms. That can be a real plus for you if you aren’t particularly fond of your children’s music collection — or for them, if they don‘t like yours, either.

The application of blown-in insulation might seem like a messy job, but when done by professionals like our Standard Insulating Co. technicians it is actually less-intrusive on the structure of your home or office. Because the blown-in insulation is applied through those small holes to settle inside of existing the walls, it saves the need (as well as the expense) of removing and then replacing the entire area of the wall where it is located. Blown-in insulation also saves money because its ability to be spread as thick or thin as needed  gives it the most variable coverage to only use as much as absolutely needed, eliminating any unnecessary expense from material waste.

A project cost comparison between blown-in versus batt and roll insulation shows that as the project becomes larger, the blown-in insulation becomes less and less expensive. The process of installing blown-in insulation is much faster, so the overall labor expense of the project will likely be lower per square foot. Add to that the elimination of the need to replace cut-out wall sections plus the increased energy savings your Syracuse NY area home or office will see after you’ve had every air-losing gap filled, and blown-in insulation becomes a more cost effective project all around.

Ready to start your blown-in project yet? If not, consider this … its fire-retardant treatment offers a Class-1 fire rating, plus blown-in insulation is a cleaner product than its counterparts. It contains no harmful additives like formaldehyde, leaving it less likely to cause anyone an allergic reaction to it.

But for many environmentally-conscious folks, the best part of the application of blown-in insulation is that it is a “green” alternative to other insulation products. Blown-in insulation is made from a mixture of plant-based and recycled materials — up to 85 percent of its consistency can be previously-used matter, usually old newspapers — so applying it is a green gesture towards conservation for future generations. You’ll be recycling and saving energy at the same time, a double commitment to saving the environment.

Folks in the Syracuse NY area are certainly no strangers to the blustery winter weather, and anyone who has been in the area a while knowd there is another cold season right around the corner. Be prepared for whatever the season brings this year with a warm new blanket of blown-in insulation.

Standard Insulating Co. is the oldest and largest insulation company in central New York, serving the home and office comfort needs of people in the area since 1928. We’d love to share our more than eight decades worth of insulating experience with you.

We are a full-service insulation contractor offering everything from initial project consultation through installation. If blown-in doesn’t fit your needs we also install other insulating materials, including rigid foam, spray foam, and fiberglass insulation, throughout the Syracuse NY area. We’ll make your living and working space more comfortable from both cold temperatures and hot temperatures alike, while saving you money on your heating and cooling expenses at the same time.

For more information on blown-in insulation or any other Standard Insulating Co. offering, call us at (800) 738-1424 or email:

About Standard Insulating Co.

Standard Insulating Co. was founded in 1928 and is now the oldest and largest insulation company in the Mohawk Valley. Using state-of-the-art technology and the Energy Smart incentive programs from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Standard Insulating can determine the causes of energy loss in your home and provide the solutions. They will also determine if a family or individual qualifies for incentives up to 50% (max. $5000) and low interest loans.

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