Insulation and Air Sealing Services
DO YOU NEED MORE INSULATION?
If you have the following problems, you may need more insulation:
- Ice dams and icicles
- Insulation installed more than 20 years ago
- An insufficient amount of insulation
- Cold or drafty rooms
- Cold floors over crawlspaces or unfinished rooms
- Higher than normal utility bills
For an efficient home that isn't costing you a fortune in heating and cooling bills, you should insulate any surface separating conditioned and unconditioned space, whether it's a basement ceiling, wall, or attic floor, to keep your energy where it belongs. If you have ice dams and icicles, it's easy to see the heat escaping -- you know your insulation needs some work. What many people don't realize, though, is that their existing insulation has deteriorated due to age, moisture, rodents, or compression and needs to be replaced. For a free, no obligation consult to assess your insulation needs, call us at 888-840-6641 or have us call you.
We use several types of insulation for both their high R-Value (their level of thermal resistance, or insulating capability) and their resistance to the elements and deterioration.
SPRAY FOAM INSULATION
- Air seals and insulates in a single step
- Bonds to almost any surface
- Does not sag, settle or deteriorate
- Controls moisture and air flow
- Does not promote mold growth
- Has been in use for more than 50 years
CLOSED CELL SPRAY FOAM
- Recommended for foundation walls, basement ceilings, and crawl spaces
- Highly adhesive, repels moisture and seals out infiltrating air
- At r-7 per inch, closed cell spray foam has the highest r-value per inch of all insulating products
- Provides excellent air sealing for rim joists and band joists
, Chicagoland Spray Foam
, Chicago Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation In Wall
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Thomas K. - Shelton, CTMay 19, 2018
They were thorough and took the time to explain what was being done and why. They were also good enough to answer my many questions as they went through the energy audit process.
MINERAL WOOL INSULATION (ROXUL):
- Made from natural stone and recycled slag melted at high temperatures and spun into fibers
- Replaces traditional fiberglass batts in walls and basement ceilings
- Won't sag or settle
- High density and high R-value
- Less prone to absorbing moisture: a great option for damp spaces
- Sound deadening and fire resistant
- Environmentally friendly and inexpensive insulation option
- Made with 85% recycled paper fibers and treated with natural fire retardants and insect repellents
- Provides a great barrier against air infiltration
- Can either be blown across attic floors or dense packed into walls and ceilings
, Bulk recycled cellulose
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"Pink fiberglass winter wonderland" (CC BY 2.0) by mikemol
- This form of insulation is hypoallergenic
- Made from spun sand and recycled glass
- Modern loose-fill fiberglass has no formaldehyde, which means no itchiness or rashes
Air sealing is the cornerstone of your entire home's performance. The way that walls are constructed, the tops of your walls have gaps. Without sealing those top plates before we insulate, your insulation would only do half the job it's supposed to, which is why we automatically include this in every job. Think of air leaks in your home as leaks in a ship--you wouldn't add a new engine to your boat before patching the leaks. Home performance should be viewed the same way, with air sealing being the first step towards solving comfort and efficiency issues within your home.
Working with The Energy Store may make you eligible for rebates on insulation -- ask us about it!
To learn more about any of our air sealing and insulation services or to schedule an energy assessment, contact us today!