Blown In Insulation

Blown In Insulation Erie PA

Blown-in insulation, also known as loose fill insulation, is an easy and cost-efficient way of keeping your home comfortable, dry, and safe. It’s the most versatile option for the widest variety of spaces. Blown-in insulation is treated to be fire- and insect-resistant, protecting the framework and joists of your space.

Heating your home can be expensive if it’s not properly insulated. You can lose heat from your attic space, and you can develop damp cold spaces in your basement and crawl spaces. This makes your winter heating bills and your summer cooling bills higher than they need to be. Loose fill insulation is not a good choice for below grade areas like basements and crawl spaces at ground level because of moisture concerns. Bauer Specialty recommends specific types of spray foam insulation for these specific areas. 

Types of Blown-In Insulation

There are different materials that blown-in insulation is made of. Each material choice is selected for each specific situation. Our experts at Bauer Specialty are trained on the tried and true options and educated on new advances in materials and techniques.

  • Fiberglass – This is a traditional, long-used material. In recent years, advancements have been made to create safer and more efficient fiberglass insulation, in multiple forms. This is the lightest option for your insulation, but it tends to settle over time and requires a deeper base layer. Fiberglass insulation may need to be topped off or refilled over time. It is flame- and pest-resistant and is typically made from about 20-30% recycled glass. This is a commonly seen material in attics but our experience has seen it doesn’t perform as well as other materials due to its light and fluffy makeup. With infrared scans in attics heat can be seen flowing through the extremely air permeable fiberglass. This lightweight blanket does not hold heat energy as well as cellulose.
  • Cellulose Fiber – This is created from pulped paper by-products treated with insect repellent and fire retardant. Cellulose insulation is one of the most common choices. This option is Eco-friendly and made from recycled newsprint and other paper products. This is a viable solution for most insulation needs. We feel cellulose is the best loose fill option because the product has more body and does a more effective job of creating trapped pockets of air. Trapped air is what does the job within insulation to slow the transfer of energy from warm to cool areas.
  • Rock Wool or Mineral Wool – This type of insulation is created from rock and mineral byproducts from blast furnaces. It is created in a manner similar to the “blowing” of fiberglass. It is created from super heated slag, rocks, and other minerals. Naturally rot-, fire-, insect-, mold-, mildew-, and sound-resistant, rock wool is very itchy and scratchy and not used commonly today. Years ago it was popular and we encounter it in many retrofit projects.

Insulation Installation

Bauer Specialty considers the education and experience of its employees to be a great asset for you, our customer. We pride ourselves on providing the best solutions for each individual insulation problem, finding and solving each challenge.

We have the expertise and equipment to complete your insulation job quickly and efficiently, with minimum interruption to your family and their day-to-day activities.

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Please contact us to schedule a time to review your home and how we can work together to make your castle more energy efficient to save you money and keep your family comfortable in all seasons. We provide free estimates and are ready to serve.
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