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Keeping you comfortable year-round
You’re definitely familiar with the seasonal extremes here in New Jersey. From hot, sticky summers to freezing cold winters, your Monmouth or Ocean County home needs to be ready for just about anything. When you spend money air conditioning and heating your home throughout the year, you should be sure that you’re getting the full benefit, not just spending unnecessarily while still being uncomfortable.
Home Comfort & Savings with Insulation
Insulation helps regulate your home’s temperature by preventing temperature swings determined by the outdoors. In the summer, insulation helps keep hot, outdoor air out, while during the winter, insulation keeps warm, heated air in. Properly insulating your home (in addition to air sealing) will ensure you’re comfortable year-round, while preventing you from spending exorbitant amounts on energy bills.
Key Places to Insulate
Insulating the appropriate locations in your home is key to guaranteeing temperature regulation and keeping you comfortable. When insulating, the main areas of your home a professional will focus on include:
Types of Insulation & Their Benefits
Various types of insulation have different properties and benefits. The thermal resistance, or R-value, of insulation is the measurement which determines how well it works. The higher an insulation’s R-value, the more effective it is. Ensuring your home has an adequate amount of insulation with the appropriate R-value will help maintain your comfort at home, while simultaneously saving energy.
Spray Foam Insulation
Closed cell spray foam insulation is more dense than open cell, allowing it to be an excellent vapor barrier. Both cell and closed cell spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation have air sealing properties, help to strengthen a home’s structure and provide noise reduction.
Cellulose is an environmentally-friendly insulation option which has a high fire safety rating. Made from recycled newspaper, it’s also fairly inexpensive.
Rigid foam board insulation
Rigid foam board insulation has an extremely high R-value. Its non-flexible nature, however, makes it only suitable for installation in certain areas. It covers large areas well and is generally used as an air barrier, to add structural strength, as a thermal break or exterior sheathing.
Fiberglass Batt Insulation
A popular, affordable insulation option is fiberglass batt insulation. Many homeowners attempt to undertake installation of it themselves, but since fiberglass batts need to be expertly cut and fitted, usually the batts end up being ineffective. As with all insulation, professional installation is highly recommended to ensure quality results.
Tom Rostron: Monmouth & Ocean County Insulation Experts
The professional team at Tom Rostron can help install insulation in your home to ensure you’re getting the full benefits of comfort and energy savings. We’ll determine which areas of your home need to be insulated, determine the appropriate type of insulation and complete the install so you’ll be on your way to having a comfortable, energy efficient home year-round.