Do you have questions about home or commercial insulation? Below, you can find frequently asked questions about both. Feel free to contact Installed Building Products San Antonio if you can’t find an answer to your question!
How does insulation work?
Insulation makes your home more energy efficient by stopping heat transfer (meaning your home will stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter). Different types of insulation work in different ways—thermal insulation like fiberglass traps heat; radiant barrier, installed under the roofline, helps reduce radiant heat.
What are the different insulation materials?
There are several insulation materials available. Common ones are:
What parts of my home should I insulate?
Attics should always be insulated—you can also install insulation in walls and crawl spaces. Talk to an insulation professional about your specific home and situation.
How much can insulation save?
There is no single correct answer for how much insulation saves. The amount of insulation energy savings you’ll see depends on the insulation materials you use, the area of your home you insulate, the size of your house, etc.
What is the R-value of insulation?
The R-value of insulation is a measurement of its resistance to heat flow. It depends on the material, thickness and density of the insulation. In general, higher R-values indicate a more effective insulation material.
How much insulation do I need?
There is no single correct answer. The amount of insulation you need depends on a few different factors, including where you live, how big your home is, the type of HVAC equipment you have and the area you’re insulating. For example, you may need more attic insulation and not as much wall insulation.
Can insulation be reused?
When installed by professionals, cellulose insulation can often be completely recovered and reused on site, leaving hardly any excess material to go to waste. Special machines used in the blown-in process allow extra material to be vacuumed up and blown back in on site or salvaged for future installation. Like cellulose, fiberglass insulation can be removed easily and put back in place—and it can also be reclaimed from demolition debris and recycled into a new product.
What is the difference between batt and blown-in insulation?
Although both often consist of fiberglass, batt and blown-in insulation are different. Batt insulation is a pre-cut, continuous material and is generally installed in unfinished walls. It’s well suited for spaces free from obstructions like wiring, pipes, etc. Blown-in insulation is blown into spaces using hose-like equipment and is a “loose-fill” material, able to fit in irregularly shaped areas.
What are the benefits of faux wood blinds and shutters?
Faux wood blinds and plantation shutters:
How much do blinds do cost?
According to HomeAdvisor, the average cost of blind installation in the San Antonio, Texas area is $1,000. The majority of homeowners spent between $451 and $1,550. But the overall cost of your project will depend on a few factors, two main ones being the material and the number (and size) of windows you need blinds for.
What is the difference between seamless and sectional gutters?
Sectional gutters are pieced together in 10- to 20-foot sections with multiple seams—the gutter sections are joined together with connectors. Sectional gutter systems have corner pieces, end caps and drop outlets for connecting to the downspouts. Also called continuous gutters, seamless gutters only have joints at the corners and where the gutters meet downspouts. Although they can be more expensive than sectional, seamless gutters are more reliable and much more popular. Learn more about seamless gutters vs. sectional gutters »
What causes standing water in gutters?
How do direct vent fireplaces work?
A direct vent fireplace is a prefabricated fireplace made of metal that is part of a sealed-combustion system. This type of system draws fresh outdoor air into the firebox, a unique distinction from traditional fireplaces and inserts. Because it doesn’t need a chimney, most models of direct vent fireplaces can be installed just about anywhere in a home.
What is better, a gas or wood burning fireplace?
Wood burning fireplaces offer the charm that you can’t find with more modern gas models—some people just love the look and feel of a wood burning fireplace! When it comes to efficiency and convenience, gas fireplaces take the lead. But there is no best fireplace—it all comes down to your preferences.
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