Baby, it’s cold outside and if it’s cold inside your house, you have a challenge! Not only are you not comfortable when you come in from the 10 degree winter chill outside, but your house never really seems to warm up according to the temperature you set on the thermostat. Worst of all, your energy bill last month was the most it’s been in the past 3 years. This is due in part to the kilowatt per hour charge from your electric company or the fact that the cost of propane is high due to the shortage. Either way, energy costs are more expensive this winter and making sure you have effective and sufficient insulation has never been more important!
If you’ve done your research you know that foam insulation is the best application that a homeowner can choose for insulation. Polyurethane spray foam has one of the highest R-Vales per inch of any insulation choice on the market. Spray foam insulation expands into the cracks around wood and windows to fill energy wasting spaces. This increases the energy efficiency of your insulation! If you’ve done your research you also know that foam insulation, although the most energy efficient, is also the most expensive. Don’t lose hope quite yet!
One of the most popular applications of insulation is the blown, loose-fill fiberglass insulation. During this application fiberglass insulation is blown into the walls of your attic or ceiling behind a moisture resistant fabric that is placed over the cavities of your walls. It can also be blown onto the floor of your attic. This application is an excellent choice based on the energy efficiency of this method. It provides three times the coverage of rolled insulation and the R-Value of the blown insulation rivals the R-Value of foam insulation and the cost of this application is less than applying foam insulation.
At Murray Insulation, we have created what we think is a pretty ingenious way to insulate your home.
We offer homeowners and builders the opportunity to use a combination of both the spray foam insulation and the spray fiberglass insulation. The results are the highest R-Value and best insulation coverage and energy efficiency for the cost that is possible. We call it ‘Picture Framing Insulation’. In this application the foam insulation is ‘framed’ into the wall cavities and around any windows or sky lights and around all rim joints. The moisture resistant fabric is applied over the areas and then the spray fiberglass insulation completes the process. The combination of Foam and Spray Fiberglass insulation ensures the highest R- Value and increases the energy efficiency of your insulation as there is no energy wasting voids or gaps.
The best insulation application is a combination of spray foam insulation and spray fiberglass insulation. The combination of these techniques is a better value than foam alone and produces coverage and efficiency for half the price of foam alone!