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Hello, my name is John Chase and if you're like me, you enjoy doing home repair projects yourself. I'm far from being a professional, but I can do minor repairs on the outside of my house such as painting and repairing the gutters. If there's a big project to do and I know that I shouldn't tackle the task myself, I always hire an experienced contractor to do the job. As you read through this blog, you'll learn how to hire the best contractor for home repair. You'll also find out what types of jobs around the house that you can do yourself and when you should contact a qualified contracting company. I think that you'll find my blog informative and I'm supplying this information so that all of your home repair projects will be successful.

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A Quick Guide To Insulation

by Nicholas Jenkins

While everyone knows that insulation is important for keeping the warm air in during the winter, there is very little people know about it. Insulation is an important component of any house to make sure that everyone is saving energy and money. Here is your quick guide to insulation to learn more about it and why it matters so much.

A Brief Explanation

The most common, and well known, type of insulation is called fiberglass batt insulation. It is usually in logs or strips that are installed behind drywall during the construction of a home. However, there are two other forms of insulation that are installed in a home after it is constructed--blow cellulose and spray foam insulation.

Blow Cellulose Insulation - This type of insulation is made from 100% recycled, broken down cellulose. High pressure air blowers are used to install these small fibers into even small spaces, creating a blanket of insulation.

Spray Foam Insulation - This is liquid foam that expands dramatically and turns solid within an hour of being sprayed. This product is ideal for high spaces, closed areas, and nooks and crannies. The biggest benefit to this form of insulation is that it also creates a seal that prevents air flow.

Benefits

The combination of adding insulation and making sure that all leaks in the home are sealed lead to a more comfortable home. Not only does insulation keep the warm air in your house, but it also helps:

  • Reduce noise from outside the home
  • Prevent pollen, dust, and insects from entering your home
  • Control humidity
  • Lower any chance for an ice dam to form on the roof or eves of the house in snowy climates

Insulation plays a vital role in all of these areas, plus it limits air flow. It works a lot like a thermos that keeps warm things warm and cold things cold, so it helps on your utilities throughout the year. This helps you save money on utilities--up to 25% in the summer and almost 50% in the winter. Even if you already have insulation, it is smart to make sure that you have enough since older homes often didn't have enough installed in the first place.

Insulation is not expensive and is installed fairly quickly. If you have noticed that your utility bills are higher than your neighbors', it is usually a great idea to have a contractor, such as those at Tracy's Insulation, Inc., come out and assess your insulation levels. You will be amazed at what a difference it makes in your home and in your wallet.

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