Blown insulation is a great way to provide an extra layer of heat protection for existing homes and structures.
When it comes to improving your home’s insulation, not all solutions are practical for every situation. When retrofitting an existing structure, the common solution of adding batts is not always feasible, as it would require removing walls or siding. If you want to improve your insulation without having to tear your home apart to do it, one solution that we at 31-W Insulation recommend is using blown insulation. Also known as blow-in insulation, this option is a great choice for filling wall cavities or other gaps. If you’re not sure, our team of experts can examine your home and give our recommendation on what type of insulation would be best for your goals and circumstances.
Since its founding in 1972, 31-W Insulation has grown to become the second largest insulation company in the southeast. We pride ourselves on offering only the best in home improvement materials, including everything from simple hardware to insulation. In addition to the products themselves, we also offer expert installation and consultation services, so that you can be sure you’re getting the best option for your home and the highest quality workmanship to go with it. For those who want to improve their insulation, we offer superior materials, including blown insulation, and the professional installation you need to make sure it is as effective as possible.
Myths About Blown Insulation
When the world’s information became more accessible to everyone because of the internet, unfortunately so did misconceptions and rumors. One person gets a strange idea in their mind, and before long, the concept has spread across the globe, and it can take a lot of effort to dispel it. At 31-W Insulation, we deal in realism and facts based on nearly 50 years in the insulation business. You can count on us to give you accurate information about blown insulation for your Orlando, Florida home, and part of that is dispelling the myths.
Myth #1 – Blown insulation isn’t any good in Florida because it is only helpful for cold weather.
We have no idea how this one got started, but it is definitely not true. Blown insulation is ideal for reducing heat transfer, so that means it is just as effective at keeping the heat from the Florida sun out of your home as it is for keeping heat from escaping in the winter.
Myth #2 – Blown insulation can cause a fire.
The reality is that blown insulation can actually help slow down a fire or even prevent it. It is manufactured with a fire-retardant element and, by its nature, will smother a fire. If you have blown insulation, you’ll have more time to get out of your home during a fire, and it definitely cannot cause one.
Myth #3 – You can only use blown insulation in walls.
While blown insulation is a great option for walls because you don’t have to remove the drywall or other wall material to install it, this product is just as useful for attics and crawlspaces.
Myth #4 – R-value is the most important aspect of blown insulation.
Yes, R-value is important, but it isn’t the only exciting feature of blown insulation. The fact that it can fill in spaces that other insulation materials might not means a better seal and better performance along with improved R-value.
We at 31-W Insulation are proud to serve the Orlando, Florida community, and we want to help you do what’s best for your home. If you are trying to improve your home’s insulation, whether it’s to keep your home more comfortable or to make it more energy efficient, give our team a call today to learn more about our blown insulation.
Right here in Florida, we also offer blown 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.