Insulation is one of the most important components to a comfortable home, and one of the most cost effective ways to reduce energy costs. Whether you live in a tropical, desert, seasonal or cold weather climate, we are all paying for comfort. If it’s warm outside, we want it cool inside. When it’s cold outside, we really want it warm inside. Surprisingly, many people don’t think about insulation UNLESS it’s cold, however, insulation is just as useful during those hotter months. Warmer air is always trying to move to colder air, regardless of where and when. If we are trying to stay cool in the summer, but we don’t have insulation because it’s never cold (tropical and desert climates), the warm outside air is fighting with your cold inside air, making your A/C run longer and causing your meter to spin like a top. By insulating properly, you create a barrier to slow or stop this battle, allowing both your A/C and meter to take a break. Guess what else gets a break? YOUR WALLET. Energy costs are on the rise, from gasoline to electricity and everything in between. Wouldn’t it be nice to spend less every month on energy? Truly Insulation Plus can help.
In most instances, insulation is installed on the “floor” of the attic with fiberglass batts as the number one insulation choice. These batts will have gaps along the top, bottom and sides, allowing for airflow and energy loss. Additionally, the paper backing (kraft-faced) found on insulation batts allows for protected travel for pests and sometimes it's even a food source!
Other times, a blown fiberglass or cotton will be used to avoid these potential issues with batts. Unfortunately, these materials are on the lower end of the value scale and will naturally settle and compress. This settling will further decrease the value as time goes on, meaning you spend more on energy.
Blown cellulose is the perfect solution, filling gaps and conforming to the surface of the attic, creating a blanket of insulation more efficient than most. Cellulose will only settle up to one inch over the life of the product, so there is no natural value loss. Cellulose has a higher R-Value/inch (3.7) than the other pre-formed or blown insulations, too, allowing for less product to be used to achieve the ultimate goal.
In addition to being an excellent insulator with effective pest control properties, our insulation will also decreases noise transmission. If you live near an airport with planes flying overhead, our insulation will muffle the sound to help you sleep better.
Finally, the forgotten benefit that may save your home: Class A firing rating. Let’s be clear: all cellulose has borates present, specifically for the flame retardant capabilities. Normally, you will find between 3-5% in the brands you can buy at any large home improvement store. As stated earlier, our insulation has NO LESS THAN 12.5%, giving it an advantage over its counterparts. This elevated borate level creates a charred service with no flare up, stopping the flames from spreading and reaching exposed wood and roof in the attic. Take a look at our photos and videos page, and see how Truly Insulation Plus reacts to a torch.