Blown Insulation

Blown insulation

The construction of modern existing homes is impossible to imagine without an insulation component. When it comes to adding insulation, homeowners first of all think about classic fiberglass insulation. However, this is far from the only optimal option because today, among all the available insulation types, one of the most interesting picks is blown-in insulation.

Blown insulation is a technology of blowing a mass of material into the technological cavities of floors/walls/attics, as well as doors, window structures, and cable/pipe laying holes. Today, you will learn about the unique features of this insulating method; we will present you with the blown-in insulation cost range, as well as tell you about the company that will install blown-in insulation for you at the highest quality level.

Top 3 Reasons for Blown Insulation Installation

The insulating process is a very important step in creating the perfect living area, and if you have doubts about insulation material, then discard them because blown-in insulation is the best choice.

There are at least three good reasons for this:

  • A wide range of sub-categories. Blown-in insulation can include one of the following three components - loose-fill fiberglass, cellulose, and rock wool - each of which has unique advantages. For example, cellulose is an environmentally friendly material made of recycled paper and also has fire-resistant and mold-resistant properties; rock/mineral wool has an extremely high R-value (up to 3.3 per inch) and increased flame-resistant features and loose-fill insulation, being the lightest material, covers the square feet.

  • Easy to install. Up to this point, the batt insulation method was the most practical and least energy-consuming; however, blown-in insulation shifted it from Olympus. Of course, fiberglass batts have a high R-value. However, they are very difficult to insert into hard-to-reach places in the attic or between existing walls. In contrast, using blown-in insulation, you can seal the smallest gaps between structures.

  • Durability. By choosing blown-in insulation, you solve the problem "once and for all," and the figures will confirm this; in particular, the service life of loose-fill fiberglass insulation is 80 years, and blow-in cellulose insulation will last at least 20 years. 

On top of everything else, installing insulation in a blown-in format can become a DIY project, that is. Theoretically, a homeowner can insulate walls or attic without outside help. However, to fully reveal the advantages of blown-in insulation and not return to the issue of insulation a year after installation, we recommend contacting professionals, in particular, a master from USASPRAYME company.

Blown Insulation in Operation

Blown insulation is used by performing free blowing on the surface. There are several effective ways to apply insulation to the floors/walls/attic floors of houses in practice. However, the most practical is to use a special blow-in insulation machine. With the help of special nozzles, it will not be difficult for you to blow foam into all compartments of wall studs or reach all areas of the attic. Moreover, it is much more practical than cutting fiberglass batts and adjusting them to the dimensions of the walls. The most important thing in this case is not to forget about protective measures, in particular special suits and long sleeves.

When performing insulation in an impenetrable wall or on the attic floor, loose material is often used – it is blown with cellulose insulation. Also, blown fiberglass is used in a similar working process. In any case, if you are faced with the task of correctly filling uneven walls, ceilings, and attics in order to reduce energy consumption and create a comfortable microclimate in the house, then it is optimal to seek the help of professionals.

Blown-in Insulation Advantages & Benefits

If, during the new construction process or during the older house modernization, you decide to turn to blown-in insulation, then we will get plenty of unique advantages:

  1. Affordability 

  2. Resists to Harmful insects 

  3. Reasonable insulation

  4. Approximate value of 3.5 per inch of the thickness indicator

Blown in-insulation affordability

We will reveal the blown-in insulation costs aspect a little later, but here, we want to focus on the fact that blow-in insulation is extremely affordable in the context of the availability of this material at various points. For example, you can purchase cellulose or loose-fill fiberglass insulation at hardware stores, home improvement centers, and even at timber harvesting workshops. This material is never in short supply. Moreover, when buying a large amount, some sellers provide a blowing machine for free rent.

Resistance to harmful insects

Resistance of insulation to various external influences is a crucial factor, and by this parameter, the blown-in insulation stands out because this material is resistant to the effects of various insects. This material will protect all the nooks of your living space from the attacks of various pests and ensure the most comfortable living without unnecessary costs for insect control.

An inexpensive way to add insulation

The most significant indicator for each homeowner is the final cost, and here, it is extremely important to consider two sides, namely the price tag of materials and installation. Considering the first component, we can say that the most affordable option is blown-in fiberglass insulation ($0.50-$1.10 per square foot), followed by rock wool ($1.40-$2.10), and the highest price tag is cellulose (up to $2.30).

If you decide to pick the option of installing blown-in insulation yourself, then your costs end there; however, hiring a team for professional installation will be a more rational solution. Usually, labor costs range from $40 to $70. However, some squads play dishonest games and stretch the installation time, unlike us. Professionals from USASPRAYME will cope with attic space or exterior wall insulation in one day.

Approximate value of r 3.5 per 1 inch of the thickness indicator

If you prefer to measure the effect through quantitative indicators, then pay attention to the R-value of blown-in insulation. This insulating value expresses the resistance of the material, and the higher this figure is, the better it insulates your home. Usually, the higher the desired R-value, the higher the level of investments; however, blown-in insulation is an exception because, for a reasonable price, you get a material with an R-value from 30 to 3.8 per inch, which is higher than brick, foam concrete, or expanded clay concrete.

Blown-in insulation services with USASPRAYME company

USASPRAYME employs experts with extensive practical experience in the field of waterproofing and insulation of houses. We take on each project regardless of the complexity and perform it on a turnkey basis. We provide warranty obligations for all types of services provided.

Our team of specialists uses proven materials coming from trusted suppliers. We regularly study the service issues provided to keep the top bar in the waterproofing and insulation niche of residential and non-residential objects. We offer affordable prices without excessive overpayments.

One of the services that our company offers is the insulation of premises using blown-in technology. Our specialists are ready to take on any project, be it interior walls, basement, whole house, or attic insulation. During the process, we use only materials with high insulation value, pay attention to every detail, and perform tasks with jewelry precision, even if you need to improve existing insulation by filling the space between electrical wires.

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Frequently Asked Questions — FAQ

Can you name the approximate blown-in installation costs?

The average price of blown-in insulation is from $0.50 to $2.30 per square foot, and this spread is due to the material because fiberglass is much cheaper than cellulose insulation. If you pick DIY blown-in insulation, then your costs will be lower as you will not have a need to hire a construction team; however, if your priorities are reliability and quality, then the help of a pro-squad will not be superfluous.

How is loose insulation better than other types?

Blown-in insulation is much better than the traditional installation of batts or the common spray foam insulation for several reasons. In particular, it is based on environmentally friendly materials, e.g., recycled newspaper; cellulose insulation is ideal for colder climates, helps reduce the cost of utility bills, is easy to install, and also, with the help of this technology, you can insulate leaky roof or attic for many years.

Why is USASPRAYME company a priority choice for a house insulation project?

There are three key reasons for this. Firstly, the specialists from USASPRAYME company are experienced masters in the insulation of any private and commercial building. Secondly, these professionals know everything about construction and home improvement stores, so they will select the best materials for your basement or attic insulation. Thirdly, our builders will carry out the insulation of each square foot in a short time and at an affordable price with a guarantee of durability.

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