When you’re considering new insulation for your older Syracuse, NY home, a good choice is blown-in insulation. That’s because the walls in older homes are already existing and closed-up. Unless you plan on removing siding from the exterior of your home, or ripping out interior walls and putting up new drywall, blown-in insulation is the way to go.
When you trust the experts at Standard Insulating to provide you with blown-in insulation, you’ll have access to our team of highly trained, expert installers. Our installers understand the special circumstances that surround insulating older homes, and are experienced with probing for blockages and wires. They’ll explain to you how blown-in insulation can work to help your older Syracuse, NY home become more energy-efficient – which will help you save money on your utility bills.
How is blown-in insulation installed?
- Our technicians will drill holes, one from the ceiling and one from the floor, at about 16-inch intervals.
- Then, using an insulation blower, the technician will force the blown-in insulation into your walls.
- Finally, the holes will be plugged, either with plastic plugs or drywall compound (spackle).
What is blown-in insulation comprised of?
Blown-in insulation is mainly made of cellulose, a plant-based insulation material. Cellulose blown-in insulation helps to separate the inside and outside of your Syracuse, NY home thermally and acoustically. That means the heat and noise stay inside your house! Blown-in insulation fits well around items in walls like pipes and wiring, leaving few air pockets that can reduce the overall efficiency of the wall.
Is blown-in insulation safe?
The blown-in cellulose insulation used by Standard Insulating is up to 85 percent recycled paper waste material with the remaining percentage made of a fire-retardant treatment that provides a Class-1 fire rating, making it a safe choice. What’s more, filling up your wall cavities with blown-in insulation acts as a deterrent for unwanted residents, like rodents and insects. Additionally, it contains no harmful additives, like formaldehyde, and is fiberglass-free – our blown-in insulation won’t make you itch!
Why is blown-in better than other types of insulation?
The biggest benefit blown-in insulation boasts is the way it creates a full blanket of insulating material. It fills around and between any items it finds inside the walls, like wiring, junction boxes, and pipes to eliminate the air pockets and maximize energy efficiency. Blown-in insulation has the ability to flow and mold to fit into any open spaces, and that makes it a better choice over batts and rolls that would need to be trimmed to fit different areas. That cutting can create air gaps, while the flowing, even consistency of blown-in insulation won‘t leave any areas for air to flow through.
How does the cost of blown-in compare to other insulation materials?
The installation of blown-in insulation is a much faster process, without the added labor expense for replacing cut-out wall sections, so the overall labor expense of the project will likely be lower per square foot. The comparison of materials and labor costs of blown-in versus batt or roll insulation shows that the blown-in insulation will become even more of a savings as the project grows larger. Add to that the increased energy savings in your home or office you will see after every gap filled, and blown-in insulation becomes the more cost effective project all around.
If your heating bills are high, yet you’re still uncomfortable in your older home, the chances are pretty good that you need to insulate your walls. 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.
We install the following types of home insulation in Syracuse, NY, depending on your specific home style and situation: