Insulation Services in Atlanta GA. 770-873-4800

Why Insulate?

The main reasons we insulate our homes are for maintaining heating and cooling, lowering our energy bills, and improving sound absorption. With improvements in insulation technology there are numerous ways to accomplish this. We are experts at assessing your current insulation system and offering packages to work with and improve it. We offer spray foam insulation, radiant barrier and fiberglass blow-in attic insulation.

Call today to speak with a qualified insulation specialist.

 

Benefits

  • Make your home more comfortable!
  • Lower your energy bills!
  • Improve your home’s soundproofing!
  • Protect your home from pest, allergens and moisture.
  • Qualify for energy-saving tax incentives and rebates!

We Offer a Good, Better, and Best Approach to Insulating:

1. The Good Approach: Adding Fiberglass Insulation
Batten fiberglass rolls, blown cellulose, and blown fiberglass have typically been the traditional way to insulate an attic. Batten rolls are installed in areas such as: ceilings, walls, and attic floors. This method does a GOOD job of maximizing your home’s energy efficiency and year round comfort level, but is an entry level method. It is very important to insulate all the areas of your home that are susceptible to air infiltration and heat transfer.
In recent years attics have seen a change in the way they are insulated. Instead of rolling out Batten insulation contractors are “blowing” loose fill fiberglass insulation onto the attic floor. The advantage of this approach is that there are no gaps between the rolls of Batten insulation. We prefer this approach and offer very competitive pricing. It is also important to note that most older homes only have 4″-6″ of insulation on the attic floor and current codes requires at least 10 inches. We recommend 12′-16″ of blown fiberglass insulation on the attic floor for maximum performance. Adding a deluxe insulated stair cover over the attic stairway is also very helpful at preventing air loss, See photo below:
Deluxe Insulated Zippered Stair Cover:
2. The Better Approach: Adding a Radiant Barrier
Adding traditional fiberglass insulation to the attic is always a plus, but if you want to make the most of the added insulation on the attic floor you need to install a radiant barrier on the underside of the roof decking. The way this is done is to spray on a product called Heat Bloc with a paint sprayer. We actually mix a solution of paint base and tiny fragments of aluminum. The resulting compound is the Heat Bloc that we spray onto the underside of the roof decking. The result of the Heat Bloc radiant barrier is the same as moving your home into the shade. Just as we put a reflective shield in our windshield when parking in the sun, the Heat Bloc has the same effect bouncing over 81% of the sun’s radiant heat waves off your roof. The effect is a profound reduction of the sun’s radiant heatwaves from entering the attic. This helps increase your home’s overall efficiency and will save you money on your power bill.
Utilizing the Heat Bloc radiant barrier is a BETTER approach to insulating your home as opposed to simply adding insulation to your attic, but if you are going to spring for this more expensive option along with added insulation onto the attic floor, you might as well go ahead and look at the third and final option: spray foam insulation.
3. The Best Approach: Spray Foam Insulation
The Best approach to insulating your home will always be spray foam insulation. It is the most expensive option, but will basically pay for itself over several years. So, if you are going to be in your home for longer than five years, we definitely recommend going with spray foam. Its benefits are simply unparalleled.
Spray foam expands into the area where it is sprayed to create an air tight seal and reduce air leakage. It will never shrink, settle, or sag. It is perfect for walls, ceilings, attics, and crawl spaces and is approved by the Department of Energy.
We have found that many home owners face the same problems with heating or cooling their homes. In the summer the second story is never comfortable keeping the air conditioner running around the clock and in the winter the furnace cannot keep the home warm enough. With the right foam package we can fix those problems once and for all.

Attic Encapsulation:

We apply Open-Cell spray foam directly to the underside of the roof decking. In addition, we unplug all attic fans and seal around them, seal all vents, extend any necessary plumbing stacks to the top of the attic (for required ventilation) creating an “Attic Encapsulation”. This now prevents the heat (that would normally rise up through the ceiling and go out the roof vents) from escaping, thus keeping the home heated with the warm air that previously would have been lost. Even in a relatively well-sealed home about half of the air escapes each hour out of the upper levels. In the summer time, the attic space will now be no more than 10 – 13 degrees difference from the floor below it.

Crawl Spaces Encapsulation & Exterior Walls:

We spray Closed-Cell spray foam directly to the ceiling of the crawl space and into exterior wall cavities. A membrane can be applied to the crawl space floor and walls to completely seal off the space preventing contaminated air from entering the home. In the colder months the spray foam helps to insulate the home and in warmer months prevents the home’s cool air from escaping through the floor and walls. Another great benefit of adding closed-cell spray foam to the underside of the main floor is that it adds structural integrity to the floor joists and even eliminates the creaking floors that are sometimes present in older homes. In essence, there is no better way to seal off the crawl space or outer walls than by applying closed-cell spray foam and encapsulating.