Insulation Facts

At MIG, you can trust that our insulation contractors have your best interest in mind.

All of our insulation contractors are factory-trained, Certified Energy Professionals (CEPs) by Owens Corning. We use top of the line products for your home improvement needs, including the exclusive Pink Panther insulation.

Whether you are in a new or existing home, choosing foam or spray insulation, MIG guarantees efficient, reliable insulation installation; always working with the most energy efficient and cost-effective technologies to date.

Why insulate?

Insulating your home has many benefits. It will help to reduce your year-round heating and cooling costs; saving you money. It will help make your home more comfortable and in many instances more sound resistant. It will also increase your home’s resale value when the time comes around.

Whether we are helping Upstate NY families stay warm, cool, or dry, our insulation contractors at MIG have the right insulation solution for you and your home.

How much insulation do I need?

Because of our harsh winters and hot and humid summers, Rochester and Syracuse area homes need some of the highest levels of insulation of any area in the country (see the map below). Proper insulation installation is important. At MIG, you can be assured that you are in good hands.

The U.S Department of energy has established minimum recommended insulation R-values based on climate plus heating and cooling costs for each part of the country. As you can see on the map below, the Rochester climate demands the highest R-values in the country!

image of the Department of Energy Insulation Recommendations
A) R-18, R-22 and R-28 exterior wall systems can be achieved by either cavity insulation or cavity insulation with insulating sheathing. For 2 X 4 walls, Owens Corning recommends using either 3.5-inch thick R-13 fiberglass insulation with Foamular insulating sheathing. For 2 X 6 walls, Owens Corning recommends using either 3.5-inch thick R-21 or 6.5 inch thick R-19 fiberglass insulation.
B) Insulate crawlspace walls only if the crawlspace is dry all year, the floor about is not insulated and all ventilation to the crawlspace is blocked. A vapor retarder (e.g. 4 or 6 mil polyethylene film) should be installed on the ground to reduce moisture into the crawlspace.
C) No slab edge insulation is recommended

What are my choices?

MIG has one of the most extensive selections of innovative insulation solutions in the Northeast.

We are the only Upstate NY company trained and partnered with the top-of-the line insulation experts, Owens Corning as Certified Energy Experts. MIG continues the tradition of being a leader in insulation technology with our wide-ranging professional insulation products, including the ever popular Pink Panther.

We offer a complete line of energy efficient insulation systems:

    • Spray Foam
    • Pro Pink Complete
    • Fiberglass Batts & Loosefill Fiberglass
    • Loose-Fill Cellulose

To view our insulation products in detail, visit here for existing homes and here for new homes.


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