Category: spray foam insulation

Allergies

Air Seal Your Home For Allergies

Air Seal your Home in Myrtle Beach, SC

When spring arrives, it means summer fun and long days aren’t far away. If you or someone in your home suffers from allergies, spring is the beginning of a very unpleasant season.

Did you know that air sealing your home can help reduce allergy symptoms? As a home naturally breathes, outside air is pulled into the home through penetration points. These points exist around the home’s shell – around windows, HVAC venting, can lights, chimneys and more. This natural process pulls pollen and other outside pollutants into the home, directly into the air you breathe.

Air sealing your home helps keep outside air (and outside pollutants) out of your home. In addition to reducing pollutants in the home, air sealing can create a more comfortable living environment year round. By keeping unconditioned air outside the home, drafts are reduced and a home’s internal temperature is more easily maintained. This makes the home more comfortable and also reduces energy bills!

Spray foam insulation is the ideal product to insulate and seal air leaks in one step. When applied, spray foam insulation expands to fill a cavity. The product is applied as a liquid and expands to 100 times its volume. As the product expands, air leaks are sealed and R-value is added.

Interested in learning more about spray foam and getting an estimate for your next project? Contact our office today!

Spray Foam Insulation in Myrtle Beach, SC

Spray Foam Insulation for Air Sealing

 Spray Foam Insulation in Myrtle Beach, SC

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. 

Fiberglass Insulation in Myrtle Beach, SC

Energy-Saving Features For a New Home

 Three-way Energy-saving Insulation by ABS Coastal Insulating

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!

Best of Attic Insulation in Myrtle Beach, SC

Good, Better and Best Attic Insulation

 Attic Insulation & Air Sealing in Myrtle Beach, SC

When it comes to home insulation, one of the first areas that come to mind is the attic. Do you know why attic insulation is important? Buildings have a natural airflow that draws inside air up and out. Adding insulation and sealing air leaks in an attic helps keep air that has already been heated inside your home, keeping your HVAC system from running unnecessarily and helping keep energy bills in line.

There are many ways to insulate an attic, with each option offering different levels of performance. Here are three ways to insulate your attic:

  • Good: Adding blown-in fiberglass insulation. Adding blown-in fiberglass insulation to an existing attic increases R-value by adding a fresh blanket of insulating protection to your home. This is a basic method of upgrading attic insulation and a cost-effective option.
  • Better: Adding insulation and sealing air leaks. Sealing air leaks and upgrading insulation dramatically improves home energy efficiency. In an existing home, attic insulation is removed and penetration points around the attic floor are sealed. After air sealing is complete, a fresh blanket of blown-in fiberglass insulation is installed. In a new home, penetration points around the attic floor are sealed before insulation is installed.
  • Best: Insulating with spray foam. Spray foam insulation can be installed in an existing attic or the attic of a new home for optimal energy protection. Insulation is removed from the attic of an existing home and spray foam is installed along the roofline. This creates a thermal barrier along the attic ceiling to allow for storage along the attic floor. Spray foam insulation can be installed along the roofline of a new home as part of the construction process.

Adding insulation to your attic is one of the most cost-effective ways to save money on your energy bills each month. Are you wondering which insulation method is right for your home? Contact us to talk with one of our estimators.