If your home has cold spots and drafts, the culprit isn’t ghosts–it’s your insulation or lack thereof. According to some estimates, as many as 90% of homes could lack adequate insulation. Not having enough insulation doesn’t just make winters very uncomfortable, it also costs you money. But you can solve that problem by installing blow-in insulation.
Blow-in insulation is much different than the traditional sheets of fiberglass insulation that are probably in your home. Those sheets of fiberglass insulation, or batts as they are called, are the best choice to put into the walls when a home is being built. But after the walls are closed up, it can be challenging and expensive to replace those batts or install new ones.
Blow-in insulation is an excellent alternative to bats because it can be installed quickly and easily through a plastic tube. The insulation materials are blown into the wall cavity without having to open up the entire wall. Installers just need to open up a small hole in the wall that is big enough to fit the end of the hose through.
Compressed air blows the insulating material into the cavity where the material will expand and shape to fit the wall providing tightly packed insulation that will protect the home for many years.
For most homes, especially those lacking proper insulation or have older insulation that has settled, blow-in insulation is a fast and affordable way to pump up the insulation in your home. You can increase the comfort of your home while reducing your heating bills.
Adding more insulation to the existing insulation in the home can also help with noise reduction and soundproofing. If you and your spouse work from home or your kids are home all day, having that extra insulation can be a game changer in reducing the noise level in the house.
That extra layer of insulation can also insulate the home from the noise outside. If you live on a busy street and have trouble sleeping because of the noise, adding blow-in insulation to your walls can make it much quieter inside the house.
Blow-in insulation can be installed in nearly any home as long as a small opening can be made to accommodate the hose that will blow the insulation to the wall. If you’re ready to make your home quieter, cozier, and warmer this winter, contact Anderson Insulation ME today to get a free estimate for blow-in insulation installation in your home.