New Home Insulation
When you’re designing and building a new home you have a lot to consider: flooring, windows and paint are a few examples. Each of these can be changed down the road if and when you change your mind about them. Your home’s wall and attic insulation are among the most important decisions you will make. The insulation you install into your walls, attic and basement will be in your home for the lifetime of the home.
Insulation is many things for a home. It is a great way to protect your home from damage that could be caused by drastic changes in temperature or moisture build up, it keeps your home comfortable to live in, and it ultimately will save you money on heating and cooling costs. You want your newly constructed home to be as cost effective, energy efficient and comfortable as possible. In order to achieve that goal, choosing the proper insulation is vital.
At Millers we are highly trained in insulation and are happy to help you along throughout the process. When you work with Millers, you know that you are working with some of the best in the industry. We maintain relationships with some of the best, most widely trusted manufacturers and associations in the industry in order to provide you with the skills, services and expertise you need to build a better future.
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Icynene Spray Foam
Air leakage can account for up to half of your home’s energy loss. Improperly sealed, the gaps left throughout your “skin” can equate to the size of a basketball! Icynene spray foam in your home can reduce air leaks and create a more energy-efficient, comfortable house. The immediate and long-term advantages of spray foam insulation will compensate for the initial costs associated with installation. This insulating and air sealing material provides endless benefits including:
- greater energy efficiency
- noise reduction
- mold and moisture control
- acts as a pest deterrent.
Air Sealing Properties
Air sealing is necessary to keep your home comfortable and energy efficient. Air leakage means that outside air is entering the home while the treated, conditioned air leaves. Unsealed air leakage points can create higher energy costs by requiring your HVAC systems to work extra hard in order to maintain and even temperature. Air leaks happen frequently around windows and doors but can also pose a problem directly through your walls. Icynene Spray Foam insulation seals these air leaks while providing an effective insulation for your home.
In addition to creating an energy efficient home, the air sealing properties of spray foam insulation create an excellent noise reducing sound barrier. Not only does the sealing properties of spray foam reduce the ability for airborne sound to pass through your walls but the material itself absorbs sound waves due to its soft texture.
Mold & Mildew Control
Icynene Spray Foam insulation is not considered a food source for mold and mildew growth. Insulating your walls with Icynene Spray Foam will create a seal from air and moisture entering into your home. When moisture and mold spores hit the insulating material it will have nothing to hold onto and grow keeping your home healthy and safe.
Fiberglass: Blow-In & Batts
Fiberglass Insulation is a cost effective, energy saving option for your new home construction. Made from molten sand and 50% recycled, spun, fiberized glass; Fiberglass insulation is the oldest insulation technology that continues to be reliable and effective. Fiberglass insulation comes in two primary forms: Batts and Blown-in insulation. Both methods are effective ways of insulating your home but one can be more effective than the other in specific situations depending on your need. When you work with the industry experts at Millers, you will be guided through the process of choosing the right fiberglass insulation method for your home.
Fiberglass batts consist of pre-cut panels of insulating material that can be quickly or easily installed with or without facing. Batts are available in various lengths, widths and R-values to work properly with the space restrictions and heat flow resistance needed for optimum home comfort.
Blown-in Fiberglass insulation is an effective means for utilizing fiberglass insulation materials. This form of insulation is most effective when blown into an unfinished attic or used in conjunction with fiberglass batts to fill spaces which batts are unable to cover. Millers Inc. uses the PROPINK blown-in insulation technology from Owens Corning so you know you are getting a product and service you can trust to last.
Cellulose Blown-In Wall Insulation
Cellulose Blown-In wall insulation is an excellent option for your new home construction project. This recycled wood based insulation material is not only environmentally friendly but designed specifically for new construction projects.
Spray applied cellulose insulation can be directed with a close fit around wall intrusions to reduce air pockets that can reduce wall insulation efficiency. Because of its close fit and spray-in formula, cellulose insulation eliminates the possibility of settling issues that could be a concern with other insulating materials. Furthermore, the high density wood compounds in cellulose wall insulation act as a noise reducer by absorbing sound waves as they travel between rooms.
Mold and pest infestation is often a concern of many when it comes to using natural materials, such as wood pulp, in the construction of one’s home, but at Millers we can assure you that our Cellulose Insulation formula is sufficient in borates to act as a preventative measure against mold and insect infestation rather than a potential source of concern. The professionals at Millers are highly trained and experienced in all matters of new construction insulation. We will be happy to work with you to pick the best insulation method for your needs and budget while answering any questions and concerns you may have about the products. Contact Millers Inc. and speak with a trained Owens Corning™ Certified Energy Expert® professional today.