Watch this video about improving blown-in fiberglass insulation with blown-in cellulose insulation.
Cellulose insulation may be blown directly over existing attic fiberglass insulation.
Blown-in insulation is also referred to as "blow-in" or "blown" insulation. It doesn't really matter which term you use. What does matter is the improved energy performance that blown insulation makes possible in any unfinished attic.
According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy, most attics aren't adequately insulated. A typical home is likely to have less than R-20 attic insulation. But throughout most northern states, the DOE recommends that attics in be insulated to R-49 or more.
Contact us today to schedule a Free Estimate for our experts to prescribe the best insulation for your needs. Blown insulation is a great option when insulating an attic. We offer our services in Connecticut throughout Stamford, Norwalk, Hartford, New Haven, Danbury, Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Westport, West Hartford, Ridgefield, Hamden, Cheshire, Milford, Trumbull, Shelton, Bridgeport, Waterbury, New Britain, Bristol, Meriden, Glastonbury, Monroe, Stratford and all surrounding cities and towns.
Heat movement and conditioned air leakage is virtually unimpeded across a poorly insulated and poorly air-sealed attic floor.
The combination of too little insulation and too much air leakage can waste a great deal of energy. That's why home performance experts recommend that air-sealing improvements be combined with insulation upgrades.
When attic air sealing is combined with an attic insulation upgrade, it's possible to reduce heating and cooling costs by as much as 40 percent. Wouldn't you be interested in cutting your "comfort" costs nearly in half?
If you have an unfinished attic, you'll be surprised at how affordable it is to seal air leaks between your living space and the attic and upgrade attic insulation by having blown insulation installed. Both energy-saving upgrades can usually be completed in a single day.
Some insulation contractors install blown fiberglass insulation, some install cellulose. We can do both but recommend cellulose in most situations.
Cellulose insulation has a similar R-value to fiberglass but performs significantly better in real world tests. It also acts as a better air and vapor barrier. Cellulose is treated to achieve the highest fire rating and for resisting mold growth.
The installation method for blown fiberglass and blown cellulose is identical. A shredding and blowing machine located outside the house forces the blown insulation through a long, flexible hose that extends into the attic, where a technician directs the flow.
Blown fiberglass and blown cellulose insulation can be installed directly over existing attic insulation, providing that this older insulation is in good condition.
If you haven't yet made this energy-saving investment, it's definitely worth doing. Once it's complete, there's no maintenance to worry about. An insulation upgrade is a once-and-done improvement you'll enjoy for as long as you own your house.
We proudly offer a home energy evaluation to properly evaluate what areas in your home are the source of your comfort or energy problems. Once identified, we will provide the best solutions. Need attic insulation?
"We will probably have you back in Spring 2012 or earlier to install kneewall insulation."
We will probably have you back in Spring 2012 or earlier to install kneewall insulation.
"the only comment I have is that when the insulation was blown in the TVs did not work and the thermostat had to be reset. I had..."
the only comment I have is that when the insulation was blown in the TVs did not work and the thermostat had to be reset. I had to call Charter Cable to come up and fix the problem at a service charge from them and another technician from the company came in to redo the thermostat as I could not fix that problem because it had to be done by a technician. I was assured that the service call to the TV company would be paid for by Dr. Energy. Have not received the bill as of yet but will send it down for payment when I receive it. Otherwise the technicians were wonderful, considerate and professional. Bette Thorgersen
"The crew did a great job and a wonderful cleanup at the end of each day."
The crew did a great job and a wonderful cleanup at the end of each day.
"Keep up the good work!!!"
Keep up the good work!!!
We offer Free Estimates for attic insulation and the use of blown insulation in Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford, Greenwich, New Haven, Hartford, New Canaan, Westport, Darien, Ridgefield, Hamden, West Hartford, Milford, Trumbull, Stratford, Cheshire, Bridgeport, Waterbury, New Britain, Bristol, Meriden, Glastonbury, Monroe, Shelton and all surrounding cities and towns!