Your Home Insulation Solution
The importance of proper insulation usually becomes apparent when it’s too late to correct the problem. Heating and cooling account for 50%-70% of the energy used in the average American home. Homeowners quickly learn that undesirable air and moisture infiltration in a finished house increases energy consumption, which in turn, leads to high utility bills and steadily decline resale home value.
SAVE UP TO 40% ON ENERGY COST
Sealing and insulating the “envelope” or “shell” of your home — its outer walls, ceiling, windows, doors, and floors — is often the most cost effective way to improve energy efficiency and comfort.
Open and Closed Cell Spray Foam
There are two types of materials available in the spray foam insulation industry.
Open-cell and closed-cell spray polyurethane foam systems. Energy Shield Insulators offers them both.
Every New Construction job Energy Shield Insulators does, comes with an AirTight Air Infiltration Package; which includes caulking of all seams, joints, and penetrations as well as foaming around all windows and doors.
Adding insulation is part of almost every home retrofit project. Installing spray foam insulation as a barrier between the home and the outside is one of the most important ways to improve the efficiency of any home.
BENEFITS AND FEATURES
- Spray Polyurethane Foam
- Seals cracks and crevices
- Insulates hard to reach areas
- Quick and easy installation by a Licensed Applicator
- Self adhered seamless layer of insulation
- Conforms to an architectural design
- A high degree of strength-to-weight ratio
- Adds little weight to ceiling or roof areas
- Adheres to most building materials
- No fasteners required
- Meets Class 1 building requirements
- No off-gassing after fully cured
High Insulation Value
- Closed-Cell Foam
- High R-Value allows more insulation into less space (2” x 4”s instead of 2” x 6”s) — cost savings in stud size reduction
- Performs in hot as well as cold temperatures
Rigid (Closed-cell spray foam)
- Will not settle or shrink
- Adds structural strength
- Inhibits moisture driven elements due to its closed cell structure
- Helps to protect against mold and mildew
Minimizes Air Infiltration / Exfiltration
- Open-Cell Foam
- Keeps conditioned air where it should be — inside the building
- Helps eliminate drafts and provides for comfortable interiors
Insulation Energy Cost Comparison
GULF COAST Baton Rouge, LA
High Humidity – 2,400 s.f. home, facing south
Average Heating and Cooling Cost per month
Net Mo. Savings
- Fiberglass Insulated Home $131
- AirTight Home with Closed Cell Foam Insulation $57
Net Mo. Savings
- Fiberglass Insulated Home $131
- AirTight Home with Open Cell Foam Insulation $72
HVAC Size Comparison
Fiberglass insulated Home 5 Ton
AirTight OC Open-cell foam insulated Home 3.5 Ton
AirTight OC Closed-cell foam insulated Home 3 Ton
Information is based on:
- R-38 attic insulation (unvented for foam insulation applications)
- Double-pane, Low-E aluminum windows
- R-13 fiberglass exterior, common and knee wall
- Metal poly-core doors
- R-6 flex duct located in attic area
- R-19 sloped and vaulted areas
- R-19 for under floor areas (crawl spaces and cantilevered areas)
- Caulking that includes windows, doors, sill plates, plumbing and electrical penetrations
Energy evaluations performed by Mechanical Engineer using proprietary software on 10/28/08.
Energy cost savings are estimated not guaranteed and subject to construction and energy cost variables.
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