How Blown-in Insulation Keeps Your Rome Home Comfortable

Older homes can have a certain charm and appeal to them. They can also cost a lot of money to heat and cool. That’s because in the past, homes weren’t built to be as airtight as modern homes. They generally weren’t well insulated and there were spaces for drafts around doors and windows. But you should know, if you own an older home in Rome, NY, you can improve its efficiency by adding blown-in insulation.

Why choose blown in insulation for your Rome home? For one, the walls in older homes are already existing and closed. While new builds benefit from spray foam insulation, it is much harder to install in houses that are already built. But, when you choose Standard Insulating Co. to help you with your insulation needs, we’ll provide you with high-quality blown-in insulation installed by experts.

The professionals on staff at Standard Insulating understand that insulating older homes can present some challenges. They’ll check your walls for blockages and wires, and fully explain to you how blown-in insulation will help your Rome, NY home become more energy-efficient. You’ll learn how your home will be more comfortable, both in the summer and in the winter, and how you’ll save money on your utility bills.

Here’s how our installers will provide the blown-in insulation you need for your Rome, NY home:

  • First, our installers will drill holes, one from the ceiling and one from the floor, at about 16” intervals.
  • Then, they’ll use an insulation blower to force the blown-in insulation into your walls.
  • Finally, all the holes will be plugged, either with spackle or plastic plugs.

And because blown in insulation is made from cellulose, which is a plant-based material, it’s a safe choice. The blown-in insulation we’ll use in your Rome home is made of up to 85% recycled paper waste material, with the remaining portion made of a fire-retardant treatment that gives our insulation a Class-1 fire rating. Aside from keeping your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, blown in insulation also offers a noise barrier and protects you from pests like rodents and insects. And, our insulation is formaldehyde and fiberglass free, so you can trust that it doesn’t contain harmful additives.

If your heating and cooling bills are high, yet you’re still uncomfortable in your Rome, NY home, chances are you need better insulation. To find out more about blown-in insulation and how Standard Insulating Co. can help, call us toll-free at 1.800.738.1424 and schedule a free home energy audit.

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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