Monthly Archives: October 2014

Attic Insulation: What to Expect from A+ Insulation

Insulating your attic is a big project, but at A+ Insulation we try to make sure it doesn’t interrupt your day-to-day life. Many Kansas City homeowners aren’t sure what to expect when they hire us to do the job. Here’s a quick rundown of what a typical attic insulation job looks like for A+ Insulation.

We Protect Your Home First

First and foremost, we understand that your home is the priority. That’s why we make sure to care for your entire home when we arrive to do a job. We lay down plastic all the way from the front door of your home to the attic entrance. We do this to block off the rest of your home from the work zone, and to make sure we stay within our work zone. This keeps outside interferences to a minimum, and keeps us from tracking dirt, leaves and insulation into other parts of your home. Blocking off the work zone also allows you to carry on with your normal activities while we do our work. We try our best to be non-intrusive, so you don’t even have to leave your home.

We Clean Up Afterwards

We take out time in your attic and make sure we cover everything on our list. Even still, a typical job usually only takes four to six hours to complete. After we finish installing the insulation, though, our job still isn’t done. We never leave a home without cleaning up our workspace. We make sure to remove the plastic coverings, and vacuum the entire route before we leave. Our goal is to leave your home looking and feeling even better than before we got there.

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Call us at (913) 281-2250 or (816) 268-7511 to schedule an estimate to insulate your attic with A+ Insulation today.

Insulation Face Off: Fiberglass Insulation Vs. Cellulose Insulation

fiberglass vs cellulose insulationInsulation is crucial to keeping your home more comfortable in every season and to keeping your energy bills in check. Many of our customers say they see and feel a huge difference when they have proper insulation installed. On average, our customers see a 30% savings in their energy bills. That’s as lot of extra money you could be keeping in your pocket. But the amount of savings often depends on having the right type of insulation installed in the right areas of your home. Two of our most popular types of insulation at A+ Insulation are fiberglass and cellulose. Our insulation experts explain how they differ to help you decide which one is best for your home.

Fiberglass Insulation

Fiberglass is very popular in residential and commercial construction. Many homeowners like fiberglass insulation for its superior sound control and thermal efficiency. It’s also known to last for long periods of time, which helps reduce energy demand and costs. It’s usually used in attics, as well as in sidewalls or floors.  It comes in two types – loose-fill and batt.

Batt insulation is one of the more popular types of insulation for attics and walls. It’s attached to a facing, usually made of kraft paper or vinyl sheeting, which act as a vapor barrier. This facing makes it easier to install because it keeps is together in large rolls that are easy to handle and can be fastened into place. Loose-fill insulation must be applied using a blowing machine.

Cellulose Insulation

This types of insulation is very effective at stopping air infiltration, especially in attics, which is great for lowering your energy bills and keeping your home more comfortable. Some homeowners prefer cellulose because it is more environmentally friendly than other insulation types.

Cellulose insulation is a blown-in insulation that acts almost like a liquid when it is applied. It wraps itself around obstructions and flows into cavities big and small. It acts almost like a blanket, providing complete coverage.

Call us today at (913) 281-2250 or (816) 268-7511 to learn more about what type of insulation is right for your home. Download our FREE price guide for Window Replacement vs. Insulation below!

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4 Attic Insulation Options for Your KC Home

Don’t wait to insulate your attic. With the severe Kansas City area weather, attic insulation is one of the most important factors in keeping your home comfortable. At A+ Insulation, we want you to be educated on the facts about the different types of attic insulation and which one is best for your home.

InsulSafe SP

This fiberglass blown-in insulation is commonly used in attics and walls. It has superior thermal efficiency, as well as great coverage, sound absorption, and it’s non-combustible. It’s a popular choice, with 80% of A+ Insulation customers choosing to install it in their homes. Our owner, Mike O’Hara, even has it in his home. InsulSafe comes with a lifetime transferrable warranty.

Cellulose

Cellulose is also a blown-in insulation. It’s different from other insulation, however, as it acts similar to a liquid when it is applied, wrapping itself around obstructions and filling nooks and crannies that batt insulation can’t. It’s almost like a blanket around the inside of your home. Cellulose also has amazing thermal efficiency, keeping your home more comfortable no matter the weather. Many homeowners choose cellulose insulation because it is more environmentally friendly than many other options.

Spray Foam

We like to use CertaSpray closed cell foam insulation, which expands up to 100 times its original size to fill even the smallest, hard-to-get-to spaces. This insulation is great because it also acts as an air sealing system.

Batted

This is one of the most affordable insulation solutions. The downside is that it’s best for areas without a lot of pipes, wires, or other obstructions. Since many of these things require cutting the insulation to fit, it can cause gaps which can negatively affect the insulation’s ability to do its job.

When you choose A+ Insulation, we can show you samples of the product, and even offer a thermal imaging scan of your attic.  We review your current situation and offer improvements that we believe would be best for your home.

Call A+ Insulation today at (913) 281-2250 or (816) 268-7511 to talk about which type of insulation is the right solution for your home.