We offer a wide range of insulation materials to help you make your home as energy efficient as possible.
Here at 31-W Insulation, our mission is to provide customers like you with the very best in home improvement products. As you can probably guess by our name, insulation is one of those products, and one that we have the most extensive experience with—we’ve been providing high-quality insulation for homes across the southeast for over 40 years. Our selection includes a wide variety of insulation materials, from traditional options like batt insulation to more recent developments like blow-in foam. If you want to improve your home’s insulation but aren’t sure where to start, our team can help you pick out the best option for your goals.
When it comes to insulation, not all varieties are equally suitable for all types of structures. For example, if you want to add insulation to an existing home or building, then blow-in foam is a good choice because it can be installed without having to remove walls or exterior siding. If you are building a new structure, on the other hand, batt insulation remains an extremely popular choice because it offers cost-effective protection against heat loss or gain, as well as moisture, fire, or even noise pollution. Whatever your situation, our team at 31-W Insulation can help you find the right option to give your home the protection it deserves.
How Insulation has Changed Through History
At 31-W Insulation, we are constantly reminded that insulation is a dynamic industry. Innovations are continually being made, especially in the past decade or so as energy-efficiency has become a major concern. We thought it might be fun to look back and consider what the norm was for insulation at different points in history.
- Prehistoric– Ever wonder how prehistoric humans survived harsh climates? They didn’t have the nice weather we have in Orlando, Florida, so they had to protect themselves from sometimes brutal cold. Generally speaking, all they had at their disposal for insulation was the same materials they used for clothing, so it is likely their main source of warmth was animal fur, which transported well for a nomadic lifestyle.
- Ancient Civilizations– It is difficult not to think of these past times without thinking of cold and drafty castles and stone buildings. Insulation as we know it now would not have been in the picture. Warmth was best obtained through fires going in hearths, and smaller dwellings took advantage of straw to keep out some of the cold.
- 1940s – 1990s– While natural insulation materials had been around a while, plastic foams were beginning to be developed. Polyester foam and polyethylene foam insulation were invented during the 1950s. Phenolic foam hit the market in the 1970s, as did formaldehyde foam. Melamine foam was the next major innovation, arriving in the 1990s.
- Today’s Insulation– We continue to see insulation made from artificial materials, with many being just revamps of those used several decades ago. In addition, products using recycled materials have also entered the stage.
If you would like to know more about insulation and its history, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
We at 31-W Insulation are proud to serve the Orlando, Florida community, and we want to help you keep your home comfortable and safe from things like water damage. If you are looking for a reliable source of insulation for your home, just give us a call to find out more about how we can help.
Right here in Florida, we also offer insulation in Jacksonville, Tampa & Pensacola. 31w is also proud to serve many states throughout the Southeastern portion of the U.S. Read more about our services in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee & Texas.