What types of insulation should I use in my home? Great question… The answer is, it depends. There are many different types of insulation to choose from, so first, you should ask yourself some questions. Questions To Ask Yourself... Are you looking to insulate your attic with spray foam or blown-in insulation? Do you want to insulate your walls, floors, or underfloor? Do you need to insulate a crawl space [...]
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The Top Gun Award has been won by Cincinnati RetroFoam multiple times. This amazing achievement was made possible thanks to their commitment to professionalism, customer care, and being in the top 10% of RetroFoam dealer sales in the nation. Problems We Solve... Insufficient Insulation - Home inspections can often identify areas of a house that have little to no insulation. High Energy Bills - The monthly energy bill is extremely [...]
Open cell spray foam is made up of tiny bubbles or cells that are torn apart and scattered. As a result of the cells being broken apart, air is able to fill those bubbles, creating a soft, angel food cake-like consistency. Open cell needs more water to be airy. Closed cell requires more of the foaming agents than open cell does to create a harder foam. This also means that [...]
- Understanding the Importance of Insulation Degradation and Its Decreased Thermal Resistance Value… GallerySpray Foam Insulation, Injection Foam Insulation, Blown-In Insulation, Pole Barn Insulation, Insulation
The thermal resistance, or R-Value, of insulation material, is used to help determine just how energy efficient the insulation material actually is. Fiberglass batt insulation, for example, has an R-Value of R-13 or a thermal resistance of 13. Fiberglass Batt Insulation Can Degrade Over Time One thing to keep in mind with fiberglass batt insulation is it can degrade over time, which will make the thermal resistance weaker or nonexistent. [...]
Torn between which is better? Wall insulation or attic insulation? The answer is, you should do both. The average home needs to be insulated high, middle, and low. All three areas are important. This means you need to have attic insulation, wall insulation, and basement or crawlspace insulation to produce the greatest level of comfort and energy. The Costs of Wall vs. Attic Insulation Keep in mind that insulation projects, [...]
Is spray foam insulation a good insulation choice for your home? Maybe… It depends on what you are trying to insulate and what access you have. You have two best options for insulating your existing home... Spray Foam The first option is to remove the drywall, paneling or other interior materials to open up the wall cavity and then you can use spray foam to insulate those cavities. Injection [...]
Fiberglass insulation has some inherent benefits over cellulose insulation... Fiberglass insulation allows more air and moisture to move through than cellulose insulation does. Fiberglass insulation is lighter, easier to work with, and is not as dusty. Fiberglass insulation does just as good a job as cellulose when it comes to R-Value. Contact Us (513-771-3626) for More Information -or- Get a Quote! — About Cincinnati RetroFoam Cincinnati RetroFoam is an experienced insulation contractor providing [...]