Dr. Energy Saver compares some common insulation materials for fire resistance.
We provide a variety of quality insulation solutions
Proper insulation is essential for a home's energy efficiency and comfort. If you have high heating and cooling costs or uncomfortable rooms in your home, an insulation upgrade from Dr. Energy Saver could be the solution you need.
We offer several different insulation materials, including spray foam, cellulose, and fiberglass insulation. Our experts will help you decide which materials will provide the best benefits for your home. Contact your local Dr. Energy Saver dealer today to get started with a consultation and estimate!
Spray Foam Insulation: Spray foam insulation uses a chemical compound that expands as it's applied, simultaneously air sealing and insulating the application area. Spray foam is an excellent option for areas such as attics and rim joists, as well as new walls during a remodel. There are several varieties of foam insulation, and your Dr. Energy Saver technician will help you determine the best for your needs. Spray foam is waterproof and pest resistant, making it a durable solution. Spray foam is the most effective insulation available, but it comes at a higher cost than some other options.
Cellulose Insulation: Blown cellulose insulation is an environmentally friendly product made from recycled materials that are treated for fire resistance. Blown cellulose is commonly used to bring attic insulation up to required levels, as it can be installed over existing materials. Dense pack cellulose is ideal for filling wall cavities and other enclosed spaces. Cellulose is completely resistant to fire, pests, and mold, which ensures a long lasting solution that won't lose performance over time.
Loose-fill Fiberglass Insulation: Blown-in fiberglass is shredded fiberglass insulation, as opposed to traditional fiberglass batts. This material is installed in a similar manner and for similar purposes as cellulose, including attics and wall cavities. Blown fiberglass insulation is one of the most cost-effective insulations available.
Rigid Foam Insulation: Rigid foam insulation consists of solid boards that have a radiant barrier on at least one side. This material is ideal for the attic ceiling, basement walls, and crawl space walls. Rigid foam is extremely durable, making it a great choice for unfinished spaces in the home. There are slight variations of rigid foam insulation, including polyisocyanurate, extruded polystyrene, and expanded polystyrene. We can help you get the right material for your specific needs.
Important questions to ask about choosing insulation
Where does my house need more insulation? The attic is where most heat loss occurs in winter, and where most heat gain occurs in summer. Consequently, most home energy experts make the attic the top priority for an insulation upgrade.
What kind of insulation should I choose? There are many types of insulation (see list above), and each type has particular advantages and limitations. That's why it's important to work with a full-service insulation contractor like Dr. Energy Saver. We recommend the best solutions for your home and provide expert installation for all types of insulation.
How much insulation should I install? This depends on the space available for insulation and Dept. of Energy recommendations, along with budget and insulation R-values. We work with you to make sure you get the best value and performance for your money.
Create a more comfortable, efficient home with our insulation solutions
The right insulation material makes all the difference for your home, which is why it's essential to choose a quality material and expert installation. At Dr. Energy Saver, we can help you get the perfect solution for your needs, ensuring a comfortable and efficient home.
If you're interested in any of our insulation solutions for your home, contact your local dealer today! We provide thorough inspections and estimates for all our work.