Here at Hubel Insulating, we understand that the type of products and materials we use matter, not only to us but our customers. This is why we use and install high quality products. The materials used to make them are important. This speaks to their qualtity, performance and impact on the environment.
Why use Formaldehyde-Free Insulation?
It is important to limit exposure to formaldehyde because of its potential hazards. It is found in many adhesives for plywood, particle board and other building materials including some types of insulation. This is one of the main reasons why Johns Manville was the first manufacturer to offer a complete line of certified Formaldehyde-Free Fiber Glass Insulation.
How much and what type insulation do you need?
The amount of insulation you will need, depends on the type of insulation you are using. The R-value you want to achieve and the size of the space you are insulating also has to be taken into consideration..
The type of insulation needed depends on what R-values are required. This is determined by where it is to be installed (walls, crawl space, attic etc.). Typical recommedations for exterior walls is R-20, while R-40 to R-50 is common for ceilings and attic spaces.
The R in R-value stands for resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power and higher resistance to heat flow. R-values can be added together to increase thermal resistance.Vapor Barriers
Vapor Barriers are recommended for the interior side (the warm in winter side) of above-ground framed walls. A vapor barrier is not required for basement walls made of materials that can't be damaged by moisture or freezing.
Using a vapor barrier when insulating or adding one to existing insulation helps prevent the moisture from escaping and condensing in insulated cavities, which can cause mold and mildew.Sound Proofing
Insulation with excellent sound-control properties can make a dramatic impact on keeping noise out so you can enjoy peace and quiet. It also keeps sound from migrating to other rooms.Spray Foam Insulation
Spray Foam Insulation saves on energy costs. Buildings treated with spray foam insulation typically insulate 50% better than traditional insulating products.