At Good Guys Contracting, we take pride in being able to beautify your home. From installing quality James Hardie Siding to building decks and installing porticos and porches on your home, we provide top notch home improvement and customer service to all of our clients. But there’s one service we provide that doesn’t involve making your home look great. In fact, you usually can’t see our work. It’s insulation and it’s one of the most important things we do.
Good Guys Contracting Can Help You Save on Your Heating Bill
Good Guys Contracting are your insulation experts. Even if your home is already insulated, that insulation could be deteriorating and need to be replaced. We want you to know how important insulation is and why it saves you money. Insulation from Good Guys Contracting can help you lower your heating bill, so we want to tell you what you need to know about winter insulation.
What to Consider Before You Insulate
First, a little bit about insulation. Insulation keeps warm air in your home during the winter and cool air in your home during summer months. According to the Department of Energy, that’s because heat flows from warmer to cooler until there’s no difference in temperature. In winter, that means the warm air dissipates.
A big part of your insulation installation is often related to your attic. According to the Washington Post, you should evaluate the condition of your attic to make certain the rafters are not moldy or rotted and can support insulation. You also need to seal any cracks or holes in your attack that can allow warm air to escape.
When it’s time to do the actual insulation, other areas of your home are also important. You need to make certain ceilings, cavities in your walls, areas that protect pipes and floors are all properly insulated as well.
An important concept in installing insulation is R-value. R-value is a measurement of insulation’s resistance to heat flow, according to the Energy Department. The higher the R-value, the greater the resistance by the insulation. The R-value of a particular type of insulation will vary depending on where it’s installed. For example, the R-value of insulation installed in a ceiling is going to be different from the R-value of the same insulation installed in a wall.
The amount of insulation you’re going to need depends on the climate where your home is located. The Energy Department has created a map ranging from 1 to 8 with Zone 1 representing the warmest zones like South Florida, while Zone 8 is located in the coldest regions of Alaska. Here on Long Island we’re located in Zone 4, while much of the New York metropolitan area is in Zone 5.
Good Guys Contracting Keeps Homes Up to Date With Insulation
At Good Guys Contracting we have a product that is perfect for homeowners who already have existing insulation or have areas of their home that may be difficult to insulate. It’s called Tripolymer Insulation Foam. It’s safe, eco-friendly and it can be applied as new insulation or to supplement existing insulation. It has an R-value of 5.1 per square inch. Good Guys Contracting can keep you warm all through the winter. To learn more, read our Insulation Service page and then call orcontact us for your estimate.