Do you find that your home often feels too cold?
Are you constantly playing with the thermostat in
order to find a more comfortable temperature?
If you answered yes to either of these questions your home may be poorly or improperly insulated. Proper insulation is the key to making your home as energy efficient as possible. Since a well-insulated home does not lose heat as quickly as a poorly insulated one, it is much easier to keep your home at a comfortable climate without constantly raising the thermostat. Plus, a properly insulated home uses less fuel, which is better for the environment.
At Archie's, we understand the many merits of having a properly insulated home. That's why we've devoted ourselves to installing the highest quality insulation for your home, saving energy and adding years to your home�s heating system.
We'll come to your home and assess where new or better insulation is needed most. We offer a variety of insulation solutions such as: blown cellulose, blown fiberglass, spray foam, fiberglass batts, and more. Then our skilled group of installers will make sure that your new insulation is installed correctly.
Blanket (Batt and Roll) Insulation
Batt insulation-- the most common and widely available type of insulation comes in the form of batts or rolls. It consists of flexible fibers, most commonly fiberglass. You also can find batts and rolls made from mineral (rock and slag) wool, plastic fibers, and natural fibers, such as cotton and sheep's wool.
Batts and rolls are available in widths suited to standard spacing of wall studs, and attic or floor joists. Continuous rolls can be hand-cut and trimmed to fit. They are available with or without facings. Manufacturers often attach a facing (such as kraft paper, foil-kraft paper, or vinyl) to act as a vapor barrierand/or air barrier. Batts with a special flame-resistant facing are available in various widths for basement walls where the insulation will be left exposed. A facing also helps facilitate fastening during installation. However, it's recommended that you use unfaced batts if you're reinsulating over existing insulation.
Standard fiberglass blankets and batts have a thermal resistance or R-valuesbetween R-2.9 and R-3.8 per inch of thickness. High-performance (medium-density and high-density) fiberglass blankets and batts have R-values between R-3.7 and R-4.3 per inch of thickness. See the table below for an overview of these characteristics.