Superior Insulation, Inc.
FAQ's
What is R-Value:
A measure of the capacity of a material, such as insulation, to impede heat flow, with increasing values indicating a greater capacity.  Basically an R-value is used to measure how well insulation can resist heat flow.
 
Areas of insulation coverage: Attics, Celings, Crawl Spaces, Floors & Walls

Reasons to have your home insulation inspected:
  • Existing insulation has gotten wet from a water leak
  • Existing insulation has been contaminated by rodent
  • You may not have enough insulation in your home (loosing money monthly)
  • Or you may be looking to sell your home and will need additional information to qualify
 
What types of insulation are available:
 
1) Blown-in Insulation:  Blown-in insulation provides a dense, effective barrier against  heat loss that is also among the greenest insulation options.   It offers a low impact on the environment while providing immediate energy savings when installed in attics, walls and hard-to-reach spaces.  Proper installation is a must for blown-in, or loose-fill insulation.  Special equipment and safety measures are required to ensure long-term performance.  Blown-in cellulose insulation includes fire retardant properties.  It also resists insects, reodents and mold. 
 
2) Spray Foam Insulation:  This is the most advanced, energy-efficient insulation and air sealant available. Liquid foam insulation can be applied from small spray containers as a liquid or in larger quantities as a pressure sprayed (foamed-in-place) product.  Both types expand and harden as the chemical mixture cures.   It also conforms to the shape of the cavity to fill and seal it thoroughly.  
 
4) Rolled/Batt Insulation: A quick and affordable option, this type of insulation provides basica coverage for attics, walls, crawl spaces, ceilings and basements.  This insulation is made our of fiberglass and is designed to be installed between standard wall stud, floor joist, or ceiling rafter spacing.    Continuous rolls can be cut to required lengths, weheras batts come in pre-cut lenghts.  Either can be purchased with or without a vapor barrier (faced or unfaced) that is fire retardant.
 
5) Rigid Insulation:   Rigid insulation is made from plastic foams that are filled with densely packed air cells.  They are molded in a variety of standard size sheets.  They are extremely lightweight and easy to install.  They are ideal for providing both thermal and acoustic insulation.  These are commonly used for insulating exeterior foundation walls and interior basement walls.  They can also be used under cement slabs.   Rigid insulation also comes in the form of attic baffles or vents to help provide proper airflow in soffit areas of attics.