BUILDING INSULATION SERVICES
IITI saves money for residential and commercial customers, whether it’s new constriction or remodeling.
There is a growing appreciation for the fact that building quality is measured over its lifetime; Once initial construction is complete, the single highest cost facing the owner is typically the result of energy used for heating and cooling. The pain of this recurring cost can be significantly reduced by the correct insulation thickness, whether installed at construction or added later. The correction insulation plan can also have a significant impact on comfort and productivity.
Insulation planning is actually a fairly new concept. When energy costs were low, insulation was often considered an option. Today, building codes mandate minimum insulation for new construction, and soaring energy prices make insulation a primary way to control costs. Our professionals can evaluate the construction plans – or existing buildings – to determine the most cost-effective way to optimize performance and maximize the return on the investment.
At IITI, our certified energy professionals plan each project to reduce material waste, cut installation times and maximize building performance.
When determining what type of insulation is best, it’s essential to consider the R-value. The R-value is a rating system used to grade the insulating properties of the material. The “R” stands for the resistance insulation has to heat or the quality of temperature conduction. Additionally, the higher the R-value, the more it will be better insulated. For more information on the R-value for different types of insulation, please visit our spray foam page.
In addition to building insulation, our professionals are certified to perform a wide range of spray foam services. These services include open cell systems, closed cell systems and ignition barrier coatings.
Spray foam insulation from IITI provides building envelope insulation when compared to traditional batt insulation materials. Spray foam insulation provides added value over fiberglass or blown-in cellulose insulation because it seals and has a higher R-value rating in one application.
Closed-cell spray foam insulation helps reduce moisture and air migration which can add years to the life of your home. Spray foam also provides significantly higher R-values per inch than batt or blow-in insulation. For instance, in a 2×4 stud wall, spray foam insulation offers an aged R-value of 22. That’s nearly twice the R-13 value of traditional fiberglass batt insulation.
Here’s a comparison between batt, blow in and closed cell spray foam insulation in a 2’ X 4’ wall application
- Traditional Batt…………………. R 13
- Blown in Fiberglass……………. R 15
- Closed cell spray foam……….. R 22
Spray foam insulation will provide years of energy savings and comfortable, healthy living. For more information, or to get a quote on your application needs, talk to your IITI energy specialist.