Are you in the process of building a new home? Do you know what insulation your contractor is using? Elkhorn Insulation, Inc. can improve the quality of your home's insulation.
Our crew installs insulation for many types of homes, including spec houses for contractors and multimillion-dollar homes in the Big Sky Resort and Yellowstone Club areas. We typically work with contractors, but we can also discuss insulation needs with homeowners. Call 406-949-0435 today to schedule your residential insulation installation in Townsend, Bozeman and surrounding areas in Montana.
In addition to improving your home's energy efficiency, our new insulation team can also soundproof spaces. We'll take care of the insulation for your home, outdoor shop, workspace or addition. Call us today if you want to:
Insulation works by resisting the flow of heat. Heat is a form of energy and always seeks a cooler area-in your home this means it flows outward in winter, and inward in summer. Insulation slows this heat flow, so your heating and cooling system requires less operation to maintain your desired temperature, which saves you money. Home insulation is one of the most cost-effective ways of conserving energy, saving money on heating and cooling bills, and making your home more comfortable.
It's difficult to determine exactly how much insulation can save based on a universal scale, but homeowners can save a lot of money each year by installing insulation! Re-insulating is a good way to help maximize your home's energy efficiency. Specifics about how much energy you can save with insulation depend on where you live, the size of your house, and more. Being that your house is in a northern winter location, you will certainly save on energy costs with upgraded insulation.
Insulation's ability to resist heat flow is identified and labeled by R-value, "R" meaning resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power.
The amount of insulation recommended for your home will vary depending on a number of factors:
In January of 2016, Remodeler Magazine released its annual "Cost vs. Value" report, which breaks down both the cost and return on investment of many of the most common home improvement options. Adding fiberglass attic insulation was included in the report for the first time, and it topped the list in terms of the percentage of your initial investment you would recoup in the form of increased home value at 117%. This figure only speaks to what it does to your home's value, it does not even take into account any possible energy bill savings*. The results of this survey demonstrate that re-insulating to your home can improve its value.
*Savings vary. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power.
Fiberglass and mineral wool insulation are naturally non-combustible.
Spray foam insulation will ignite at 700°F.
Cellulose insulation-Requires approximately 20%, by weight, of fire retardants to reduce flammability. This adds fire-resistance, though the material itself is not non-combustible or smolder-resistant and products must carry a fire hazard warning.
The Consumer Products Safety Commission requires cellulose manufacturers to warn customers that the product presents a fire hazard.