Ensuring that your walls are insulated properly is one of the most effective ways to enhance the efficiency and value of your home. It can also help reduce outside noises, increase the efficiency of your HVAC systems and potentially increase the resale value of your home!
If you’re looking for insulation contractors in the Rochester or Syracuse area, talk to MIG Building Systems today. We have been servicing Upstate New York since 1975, delivering quality wall insulation products and reliable, professional service to all of our customers. Our specialists provide re-insulation services, new construction insulation services and renovation insulation services. We offer a wide range of different types of insulation to fit your needs.
Adequate wall insulation installation helps improve the overall comfort of your home all year round and reduces your energy bills. If you’re wondering how to determine if your home is as energy-efficient as it can be, here are a few things you can look out for:
- Higher than normal energy bills
- Drafty rooms (this indicates you most likely need more exterior wall insulation)
- Cold walls and floors in the winter
- Ice dams that form on your roof in the winter
- Uneven temperatures from room to room
- Air conditioning running more than normal in the summer
Think you may need more insulation in your home?
Our Wall Insulation Process
Before beginning your project, it is important to determine how much insulation already exists in your walls, where it is, and if your walls are insulated and sealed properly. Working with an expert at MIG will help you determine the amount of wall insulation you need and where the “gaps” are.
For re-insulation projects, we start by removing all of the old insulation if necessary and checking for any air leaks. By doing so, we lay the foundation for a much more efficient insulation solution.
Once your home has been properly air sealed, our experts work with you to determine the best choice for new insulation. This may involve both wall and loft insulation solutions, including EcoTouch insulation, Owens Corning fiberglass batts, loose-fill fiberglass, Insulsmart foam wall insulation and cellulose insulation.
For new home wall insulation solutions, our PROPINK Complete Blown-in Wall system is one of our best insulation solutions. PROPINK Complete Blown-in Wall System blows insulation smoothly and quickly into any wall or ceiling cavity, providing complete compression and gap-free coverage.
It is extremely important that your walls have any air leaks sealed up before insulation is installed because once air escapes through your walls, you will see a significant increase in your home’s energy usage. Two other important factors that come into play for efficient wall insulation installation are controlling the moisture and ensuring the insulation is installed evenly and completely throughout the area.
The walls are one of the biggest sources of air leaks inside homes and buildings. To stay energy-efficient and comfortable all year long, it’s best insulating practices should be followed. Insulation should be installed:
- Walls between living spaces and unconditioned garages or shed roofs
- Foundation walls above ground level
- Foundation walls in heated basements
- Foundation walls of unvented crawl space (as an alternative to floor insulation)
What insulation should be used in walls? Different material can be installed, including blown-in/loose-fill, batts and spray foam. For existing homes (retrofit projects), blown-in insulation should be used. The dense-pack installation technique for this can not only help protect against air leaks, but it also doesn’t disturb finished areas of the home too much. For remodeling jobs where wall cavities will be open, consider a two-part spray foam or wet-spray cellulose. Materials often used in unfinished walls include blanket insulation, rigid foam, concrete block insulation and structural insulated panels.
Wall Insulation Contractors Serving Rochester & Syracuse, NY
To get the kind of expertise you need to make sure your wall insulation installation project is a success, contact an insulation specialist at MIG today. There are several types of insulation that we offer – let us help you figure out the right option for your walls!