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One of the greatest contributors to the comfort of a home is how well it is insulated. Maintaining desired indoor temperatures, reducing noise, and protecting indoor air quality are just some of the benefits proper insulation can provide. The good news is that there are several insulation types that can achieve the desired outcome. HomeRx and Performance Insulation can not only help you choose the best option to match your budget and objectives, but can also properly install to ensure you get full value from your investment.
Why Performance / HomeRx?
Over the past decade, HomeRx and Performance Insulation have become trusted names in the PNW for providing quality insulation services for our expertise and focus on service. From batt insulation to spray foam, we're the preferred insulation and air sealing partner for both builders and homeowners. We also stay up-to-date with federal and regional incentive and rebate programs to maximize your savings. Achieve your comfort, energy efficiency, cost savings, reduced allergies, and noise reduction goals. Contact us today!
Does my existing home need insulation service?
The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) estimates that approximately 90 percent of U.S. homes are under-insulated. In fact, prior to 1980, building codes for home insulation were practically nonexistent. Here are a few telltale signs that it might be time for an upgrade:
- Rooms feel hot and stuffy in the summer
- You feel drafts in some rooms
- Your furnace runs nonstop in the winter
- Your allergies flare up inside your home
Our team will air seal and insulate your older home so that it can ventilate properly, keep out pollutants, and improve your indoor air quality.
Where to start? The most effective places to re-insulate an existing home are the attic, crawl spaces, basement, and exterior walls. Doing so will add more comfort and lower your energy bills.
Contact us for a free estimate.
Good: Batt Insulation
Fiberglass batts provide quality insulation at a competitive price. Properly installed, it's the most affordable way to effectively insulate a home. This insulation type is a great option for just about anywhere—exterior walls, floors, ceilings, attics, basements, and other areas of your home. Homebuilders and homeowners love fiberglass because it is cost effective, easy to use, and poses no fire threat. Plus, it is a terrific thermal insulator.
Better: Bibs (blown-in blanket system)
BIBS® uses loose-fill or blown-in insulation comprised of materials ranging from cellulose to fiberglass. Its main upside is that it's tightly packed to better maintain desired temperature and reduce noise. It costs only slightly more than batts. As an insulation type that literally fills desired spaces, it's a great solution for insulating existing finished areas in your home. Plus, it can be used to insulate hard to reach or irregularly shaped areas that batt insulation couldn't fill.
Best: Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation reduces air leakage and gives maximum comfort to your home. With mechanical ventilation, it is an effective moisture management strategy too.
Spray foam has an advantage over other forms of insulation because it can fill tight crevices. It is the strongest option for maintaining indoor temperature. Plus, homes insulated with spray foam enjoy better protection against mold and mildew. It also creates a natural sound barrier so you can enjoy your quiet time.
- Thermal resistance—enjoy lower heating and cooling costs. Spray foam fills gaps and voids to create a barrier that prevents energy loss. It also provides a superior R-value (resistance to heat flow / insulating power).
- Moisture barrier—controls moisture to help prevent mold, mildew, and bacterial growth. Plus, it keeps out dust and other pollutants to maintain a healthy indoor air quality (IAQ).
- Air barrier—creates a seamless insulated barrier to minimize air leakage and reduce outside noises.
Call Us Today for Insulation Advice!
Our team can answer all your questions about insulating your home in the Pacific Northwest. Contact us today. Call us today at 503-479-5290 or request service online. We’re the experts in keeping families safe and comfortable.