Franklin Drywall & Insulation
Energy efficiency is important when it comes to residential and commercial structures. Using the proper insulation provides the most cost-effective way to achieve good energy efficiency. No matter whether it’s for a new home, remodeling a house or building a new office building, properly chosen and installed insulation offers a range of short-term and long-term benefits.
- Lower heating and cooling costs
- Decrease energy usage
- Interior comfort all year around
- Less wear and tear on HVAC equipment
- Quieter space
- Less moisture intrusion
- Improved air quality
Not Sure Which Type to Use?
They each have their own pros and cons, which can be a big undertaking to try and figure out which is right for your project. Choosing the wrong insulation can lead to reduced energy efficiency, which in turn means loosing money. Our certified professional insulation installers will make certain your project is properly insulated for efficiency and according to all local codes.
We are ready to help you on your insulation project. Contact us today, we can come view your project and assist you in deciding which insulation product is right for your needs.
Spray Foam Insulation
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Spray foam insulation is the most efficient insulating option available today. Creating an insulation and air barrier, spray foam insulation, seals walls, floors, and ceiling cavities against any air movement and heat transfer. The spray foam insulation can get into every nook and crevice, around every pipe, outlet, light fixture and wire. Foam will never lose it’s shape, sag or settle. If your architecture has unique, complex designs with tight and irregular shapes, spray foam insulation is a must.
Learn more about the two types of spray foam insulation, Open-Cell & Closed Cell, below.
Spray Foam Insulation: Open-Cell - Low Density
Most commonly used to insulate interior walls over wood framing, exposed floors, and roof decks, the open-cell spray foam fills the whole cavity. It offers great sound reduction, as it’s able to absorb sound waves. After it is cured, the soft foam is then trimmed flush with the studs.
Open-cell spray foam insulation does allow moisture to pass through, which is why it’s the choice for wood roof decks. It allows you to be aware of any leaks and you can fix it so you don’t potentially rot the wood structure.
Spray Foam Insulation: Closed-Cell - High Density
The spray foam insulation choice for exterior and the majority of commercial applications, the closed-cell: high density foam doesn’t allow water to pass through. The rigidity you get with closed-cell due to it adhering to both the exterior sheathing and the studs really reinforces your building. This results in exceeding the code requirement for “racking events” such as tornadoes.
Closed-cell: high-density spray foam insulation doesn’t have the same sound reduction properties as Open-cell. This means that when used in a home, a hybrid insulation is recommended. The hybrid insulation includes fiberglass batt insulation. The combination provides maximum energy savings and efficiency.
If you are need of spray foam insulation, look no further. Franklin Drywall & Insulation, is here for you. Whether your project is small or large, residential or commercial.
Call us today for your free spray foam insulation estimate.
Blown-in Fiberglass Insulation is common among new construction for attics. It’s also a good and efficient insulation for upgrading insulation in existing construction for spaces like wall cavities and attics. This particular type of fiberglass insulation is made of small particles of fiberglass (40% – 60% recycled glass). Due to it’s form, the blown-in fiberglass insulation can easily conform to any area without disrupting objects (i.e. wires, ducts, finishes or structures) around it. Like Batt Insulation, it doesn’t harbor pests and is fireproof.
Installation of Blown-in Insulation:
There are two types of installing blown-in insulation, loose-fill or dense pack. The crew consist of two installers, one in the attic space moving around with the hose spraying the insulation around to fill cavities. The other installer is at the blower unit, feeding bags of the fiberglass insulation into a hopper and controlling how much is being sent through the hose. Like Batt Insulation, protective eye, skin and respiratory gear is required.
Blown-in insulation can be used to insulate walls. Special netting (bibs) are used to hold the densely packed insulation in place.
While blown-in insulation can be used to insulate existing walls, it is very messy, costly, and time consuming.
Option 1: Remove existing drywall and any old insulation. Blown-in new insulation and replace drywall.
Option 2: Drill & Fill – A 3-inch hole is cut in the drywall for each cavity where there is no insulation. Blown-in insulation is then added and the hole is repaired.
If you are need of blown-in insulation, look no further. Franklin Drywall & Insulation, is here for you. Whether your project is small or large, residential or commercial.
Call us today for your free blown-in insulation estimate.
Batt insulation or insulation blankets are made of fiberglass and come in different widths to fit between studs and have varying R-Values. These batts or rolls are most commonly used to insulate homes as it is reliable and very cost effective. Made from plastic reinforced by tiny glass fibers, fiberglass insulation is fire retardant, doesn’t host pests, won’t shrink and if it gets wet, can still insulate effectively. Installed using staples or friction-fit, the batts or rolls of insulation are easy to handle. Although eye, skin and respiratory protection must be worn when handling.
Due to the simple installation of batt insulation, many customers decide to install it themselves. There are however, things that may go unconsidered, such as air flow. R-Values are important for energy efficiency, if there are any gaps between studs and wall coverings the R-Value drops. A tight and proper fit is required to maintain the insulation’s R-Value.
If you are need of batt insulation, look no further. Franklin Drywall & Insulation, is here for you. Whether your project is small or large, residential or commercial.
Call us today for your free batt insulation estimate.
What is Insulation R-Value?
Insulation ratings are measured in R-Values per inch of thickness. The R-Value tells you how well a type of insulation can keep heat from escaping or entering your home or building. Insulation R-Values differ based on the type, thickness and density of the insulation material. Usually, the higher the R-Value, means better energy efficiency and climate control. You can learn more about R-Values and insulation by visiting Energy.gov.
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