Friday, February 9, 2018

Thinking of installing your own insulation? You’re not alone. There are a variety of resources that illustrate how easy it can be to install insulation. As easy as this may look, when it comes to installing or upgrading home insulation it’s best to hire a professional insulation contractor.

Here are three reasons why hiring a professional insulation contractor is better than installing insulation yourself:

  1. Installation Quality. If proper installation techniques are not followed, your home’s insulation will not perform properly. A professional insulation contractor knows how to properly install insulation to maximize performance. A professional contractor will install attic venting to ensure proper airflow and can seal air leaks to reduce outside air infiltration.
  2. Code and Building Science Knowledge. A professional insulation contractor is up to date on local building codes, new insulation technologies, installation methods and more. By hiring a professional insulation contractor you can be sure your home is properly insulated and as energy efficient as possible.
  3. Safety.  A professional insulation contractor is trained to spot hazards such as faulty wiring (including knob and tube), improper insulating around recessed lights and more.

Installing insulation is more complex than meets the eye. Hire a professional insulation contractor and have the job done right the first time! Our office provides free estimates. Call our office to schedule your free estimate.




Wednesday, January 17, 2018

When it comes to home improvement projects or building a new home, it’s hard to know if you’re choosing the best contractor for your job. How do you know the company is reputable and will be there to handle a problem that could come up down the road? Can you trust them to show up on the day the work is to be performed?

Don’t let the process of hiring an insulation contractor become overwhelming. Here are some tips to help ensure you are making the right choice:

  • Experienced. There are many contractors who have limited insulation experience. It’s important to know your contractor has detailed insulation experience, particularly on your type of project. Check references and work history to be certain you are choosing a qualified contractor.
  • Understands building science. A good insulation contractor will have a deep knowledge of building science. They will be able to speak clearly about your home’s overall energy performance and answer questions about topics like air sealing, mechanical ventilation, indoor air quality and more.
  • Licensed and insured. A quality contractor should carry the proper insurance and licensing to work on your home or other project. If you have any doubt, ask.
  • Customer focused. It is never too early to receive great service! A professional contractor will return your calls in a timely manner, answer your questions and fully explain your project estimate.

ABS Coastal Insulating has over 25 years of insulation experience. They are current on new insulation technologies, are properly licensed and insured, and care about providing great customer service. To schedule a free estimate for your insulation project, contact our office.




Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Looking for a product that will increase your home’s R-value and seal air leaks in one step? Spray foam insulation is the answer. The combination of insulating and air sealing is one of the best ways to save money on energy bills, improve indoor air quality and make your home more comfortable.

Air sealing is the process of reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of a home. Homes have natural penetration points that result from the construction process. These penetration points are found around ducts, vents, chimneys, windows and more. These leaks allow outside air to enter the home and heated or cooled inside air to escape the home. This uncontrolled airflow can allow too much or too little air to enter or leave the home and provide entry points for pests and allergens. Sealing air leaks is an important step to reduce energy costs, help to keep out pests and allergens, and increase the overall air quality in your home.

Air sealing is an important part of home energy efficiency. It doesn’t eliminate the need for proper insulation. Spray foam insulation is a perfect solution to insulate and seal air leaks in one step. Spray foam insulation expands to completely fill a cavity. It is applied as a liquid and expands to 100 times its volume, allowing it to completely fill a cavity and seal any leaks in that cavity. Your home is insulated and air sealed with one application!

Interested in spray foam insulation and ready to get an estimate for your next project? Contact us today to learn more. 








Wednesday, December 20, 2017

If you are building a new home, now is the time to think about energy-saving products and features. By choosing the right building materials and products now, you’ll experience increased indoor comfort and lower energy bills beginning on day one. Here are three areas of your new home where smart energy investments will pay off:

  1. Insulation
    Properly insulating the envelope of your home will help keep conditioned air inside your home and save on energy bills. Consider upgraded attic insulation, wall insulation and basement or crawl space insulation during the construction of your new home. Adding a professionally installed and complete blanket of insulation around your home’s exterior will help keep energy dollars in and exterior noise out.
  2. Air Sealing
    Air sealing works in conjunction with insulation to seal off penetration points through which conditioned air can leak. Some penetration points are visible to the eye while others are more difficult to identify. Choose spray foam insulation for your new home to add R-value and fully seal air leaks in one step.
  3. Doors and Windows
    Choose proper exterior doors and windows. Different sides of your home can be impacted by various weather factors including wind and sun. Consider the energy rating for windows and doors and the side of the home on which they will be installed. Be sure your insulation contractor also fully air seals around all doors and windows.

Do you have questions about insulation and air sealing for your new home? Could your existing home benefit from air sealing and upgraded insulation? Contact our office – we can help!

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