Benefits of Blow-In Insulation
While insulation is incredibly important during the winter months because hot air rises, it is also equally as important during the summer months. In the winter, your attic’s insulation helps trap the heat down inside your home while blocking the frigid temperatures that are outside. In the summer, it is just the opposite – your insulation helps keep the inside of your home cool while blocking the radiant heat from the sun that gets trapped in your attic.
Our blow-in insulation installers will bring your attic up to the recommended R38 value. With a properly insulated home, you can use your HVAC system, portable heaters, window ac units, and fans less often. This will help save money on your energy bills. Another benefit of proper insulation is fact that it can act as a sound barrier between your home and the outdoors. As a result, you can enjoy added privacy as well as peace and quiet.
Insulation & Roofing
Our blow-in insulation installation specialists can evaluate your attic to determine whether you need more insulation and if so, the appropriate thickness to achieve R38 protection. After we finish your roof, we will get started right away on your insulation.
Some older homes are un-insulated or very inadequately insulated. Because of this, they are subject to drafts, uneven temperatures from room to room, ice dams, high energy bills, and other potentially costly damage.
Each region of the U.S. has a specific insulation “R-value” that homes must meet in order to be safe, comfortable, and energy-efficient. PJ Fitzpatrick will bring your attic up to the recommended R38 value for the Delaware Valley.
Insulation is important to help fight heat transfer
There are three ways that heat can transfer to or from your home.
Heat transfers through contact.
Heat transfer through the circulation of air.
Heat transfer from the sun.
Why Choose PJ Fitzpatrick
We vow to never use cheaper materials, hurry through an installation, or overlook local code restrictions.
Getting It Right Is on Us
If something ever goes wrong with our installation in the future, it’s not your fault… it’s ours. We’ll do what’s necessary to make things right.
We’re Homeowners Too
When it comes to home improvement, we know that many of our services are not just minor changes to your home, but rather a large investment.
We Fix Others’ Mistakes
In your search for a home improvement company, you’ve probably come across words like “experienced” or “trustworthy.” We practice what we preach.
U.S. Department of Energy Insulation Guidelines
In the Delaware Valley, attic insulation is recommended to be at least R38.
The chart below shows how much insulation home’s across the U.S. should have based on their typical climate.
What Are Insulation R-Values?
Thermal resistance is determined by a material’s ability to resist conductive heat flow. This measure of resistance is called an R-value. The higher the R-value, the greater the ability for the material to provide insulation. The type of insulation, its thickness, and density all play a part in R-value. If you are adding new insulation on top of existing insulation in your attic, you add the R-values of the individual layers to come up with the new R-value.
If you are interested in improving your homes insulation, PJ Fitzpatrick can bring your traditional attic insulation up to code with additional blow-in insulation.
Want to do it yourself?
The do it yourself resource for homeowners from home improvement professionals.
When it comes to installing insulation, the most important thing you need is the right amount. Different parts of the country require different R-value measurements for your home insulation, and if you don’t have enough, you\’ll lose energy, comfort, and money. In this section, our experts explain how to insulate your home properly.