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Insulation Contractors Can Help You Save Money

Insulation Contractors Can Help You Save Money

Professional installation of insulation and drywall is essential for a polished look and quality thermal control. Keep your home cool in the summer, warm in the winter, and always looking sharp.

In the 1930s and ’40s, people used horsehair as insulation. We have sure come a long way! Nowadays, home and business owners have more insulation options than ever. Insulation is not a standard topic of conversation, but we rely on it more than we realize. Insulation helps keep us warm in the winter and cool in the summer, helps reduce energy costs by approximately 30%, and even deadens exterior sound.

Your local insulation contractor can educate you on the best insulation choice for your particular space and demands. The insulation company will perform installations on new construction, remodels, and restorations in the aftermath of fire or flood. Some of the modern insulation materials and methods include:

foam insulation- This choice is great for filling in areas that are awkwardly shaped or riddled with nooks and crannies due to piping and other obstacles. Ideal for insulating around ceiling joists and in between wall frames, foam insulation comes in two types: closed cell and open cell. Your insulation contractor can recommend which will be a better choice. After installation, the liquid insulation hardens and expands to fill the space. Then, once it has dried completely, the excess is cut away to leave the insulation flush and neat.

Soundproofing insulation- This is an excellent investment if you have noisy neighbors or a fledgling teenage garage band based at your address. Contractors will typically use the “drill and fill” method of soundproofing, which involves drilling holes in your walls, filling them with high density insulation and then expertly patching the holes.

Batt insulation- You have probably see these long pink strips of insulation before, as they are the classic insulation choice. Unlike older versions of this product, the more modern batt insulation features increased R-values (a measure of insulation efficiency), vapor barrier backings, and foil barriers to reflect heat.

Blown insulation- Blown insulation fills the entirety of the area in which it is installed. Great for dampening sound and for increased thermal efficiency, this loose fiberglass insulation is installed behind a special containment netting and will never settle. It is also resistant to water, fire, and insects and other pests.

Insulation is an important element to any construction, but no one needs (or wants) to see it. Your local drywall contractors are available to cover up your insulated areas with attractive walls that will aid in thermal efficiency. Your drywall contractor will do more than just slap up the drywall and call it a day. They will be responsible for all of the steps of drywall installation, including
taping, sanding, priming, and painting.

Professional drywall painting and priming is essential for a smooth, even look, as the drywall surface and the “mudded” sections absorb paint at different rates. Only a professional priming job can ensure that your painted walls will look flawless. Your local drywall company should also be able to perform drywall repair to cover holes, dings, and seams.

For a professional look and a serious boost in energy-efficiency, call your local drywall and insulation contractors today!

 

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