Installing insulation is a vital component in the building process and though it may look relatively easy, it is quite the opposite. We’re not saying you aren’t capable of installing it, but we have a few reasons why you shouldn’t install your own insulation.
Insulating your home offers many benefits. Two types of insulation, however, stand out among others because of the advantages you can experience from them. These include the blow-in-blanket system (BIBS) and the spray foam insulation, both of which A+ Insulation installs. The Good News on Blow-In-Blanket System Blow-in-blanket systems in Kansas City work because of the extremes … Continue reading Can Spray Foam or Blow-In-Blanket Insulation Work for Your Home?
The use of asbestos as insulation remains legal in the United States, albeit highly regulated, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, despite its proven link to lung cancer and mesothelioma and several failed attempts to implement laws against it. If you have asbestos in your home, you could be exposing your family to … Continue reading Does Your Home Have Traces of Asbestos? Here’s What You Should Do
No building codes for insulation minimums existed before 1980. With the many changes in the standards for insulation over the years, you still need to check your home’s insulation even if you had the property built after 1980. The standard insulation then may not meet the code today. At A+ Insulation, we believe that insulating … Continue reading Why Do You Need to Re-insulate Your Home?
Spray foam insulation is one of the most popular types of insulation for homes and commercial buildings. Starting off in liquid form, spray foam is applied to tight spaces where it expands up to 60 times its original liquid volume. This method of application allows for the even distribution of spray foam insulation to be … Continue reading 2 Types of Spray Foam Insulation: What Makes Them Different From Each Other?
Residents of Kansas City always look forward to springtime. The fresh air is a welcome delight after months of chilly days and bundled up nights. The locals gear up for festival season, St. Patrick’s Day, and the Brookside Art Annual which are all citywide celebrations that pump up people of all ages. Of course, the … Continue reading Long-Term Planning: Insulation During Spring Reduces Cooling Costs in Summer
Warm, cozy, and full of character, you love your 1960 home. As much as you love your decades-old abode, however, it tends to get drafty. In winter, the cold draft can get so bad that you’re beginning to see adverse effects on the health and comfort of your family. On days when it’s extra cold, moreover, … Continue reading Insulating Your 1960 Home? Best Types of Insulation for Old Homes
One of the things homeowners can do to save on expenses each month is to install insulation. Homeowners can hire general contractors to do this, but the results may not be as they desire. Hence, when you need someone to take care of your insulation requirements, it is best to hire a professional insulation contractor … Continue reading Why You Should Hire an Insulation Contractor Instead of a General Contractor
No matter what the temperature is outdoors, you need to make sure that you obtain the same level of comfort indoors. Upgrading your home insulation in Kansas City is necessary when your current one doesn’t retain a comfortable indoor atmosphere. You need good heat retention before the winter comes and consistently cool rooms during summer. Lack of … Continue reading Why is Insulation Upgrade Essential for Your Home?
Old houses hold a nostalgic appeal for their architectural features unique to a bygone era. But the aesthetic could come at a cost: dated structures have a higher chance of containing harmful materials like asbestos. Asbestos dates back to ancient Rome, where it was used in building construction. The practice continued to modern times where … Continue reading Unseen Risks: Could Your Attic Insulation Be Harming Your Health?