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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
How Spray Foam Helps Prevent Freezing Pipes

How Spray Foam Helps Prevent Freezing Pipes

This winter’s weather has been tough to take – both for individuals and their homes! If a home is not properly insulated, cold weather can cause pipes to freeze. Frozen pipes are an inconvenience and can cause serious damage. When the temperature of a water pipe drops below freezing, water volume in the pipe can expand up to 10% and cause pipes to burst.

Spray foam insulation is a great product to protect pipes from cold temperatures. Here are three ways spray foam insulation can help prevent freezing pipes:

  1. Add foam insulation to walls that are located near water pipes. In open cavities, spray foam insulation can be added prior to closing the walls. In existing walls, injection foam can be added to exterior walls.
  2. Insulate your attic or crawl space with spray foam insulation. Spray foam helps protect water pipes from cold temperatures. It is also water resistant which makes it ideal for use near water pipes.
  3. Insulate and air seal basement rim joists with spray foam insulation. This helps keep cold outside air from infiltrating the basement and away from pipes. Insulating and air sealing your basement rim joists can also help the main floor of your home retain a comfortable temperature.

If your home has frozen water pipes or you want to prevent future damage, contact our office to schedule your free estimate. Our team will review your home and make recommendations for ways you can help reduce the risk of your pipes freezing.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
How to Choose the Best Insulation Contractor

How to Choose the Best Insulation Contractor

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When doing home improvements or building a new home, it can be difficult to know if you’re choosing the right contractors. How do you know if a company is reputable and will be there if a problem arises? Can you trust that contractor to show up on the day the work is scheduled?

Don’t let hiring an insulation contractor be an overwhelming process. Here are some tips to help ensure you are making the right choice:

  • Contractor experience. It’s important to know your contractor has experience in insulation. In today’s economy there are many new companies who may not have the proper training to install insulation or the experience to work on your project. Ask for references and a project history to be certain that contractor has the right experience.
  • Building science savvy. A quality insulation contractor understands building science. They should be able to address your home’s overall energy performance and answer questions about topics such as air sealing, ventilation and indoor air quality.
  • Insured and licensed. A contractor should be licensed and insured to work on your home. If you have any doubt, ask.
  • Customer care. A reputable insulation contractor will return your calls in a timely fashion, answer all your questions and fully explain your project estimate.

Foam InSEALators has extensive insulation and building science experience, is up to date on new insulation technologies, is properly licensed and insured, and cares about providing great customer service. To schedule a free estimate for your insulation project, contact our office.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey was the strongest storm to make landfall in the Texas Coastal Bend area since Hurricane Carla in September 1961. The flooding resulting from Harvey's flooding is one of the worst weather disasters in U.S. history. It’s estimated the storm damage will amount to billions of dollars.

Even though Hurricane Harvey is off the front page of daily news, there’s no doubt the impact of this storm is far from over. The real heavy lifting of recovery and reconstruction is underway, and will continue for quite some time.

With many connections to the Houston area, the founders of Foam InSEALators and its affiliated companies have been moved to assist. To this end, Foam InSEALators along with Delmarva Insulation, Delmarva Spray Foam, DeVere Insulation, DeVere Insulation Home PerformanceLiberty Insulation, Southland Insulators and The Fifth Fuel have donated $28,000 to help with recovery efforts.

Bob and Carolyn DeVere along with Jerry and Nancy Palmer have selected two Texas charities to receive these funds – Samaritan’s Purse and Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries. Each organization received $14,000 to aid in their mission of helping local families recover from this tragedy.

We are proud to support our local communities and support others during times of tragedy. If you are moved, we encourage you to donate to one of these Houston-based organizations to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Must-Have Features for your New Home

Must-Have Features for your New Home

Building a new home is exciting! There are so many decisions to make including selection of interior materials, colors, flooring and fixtures and more. It’s also important to be sure your new home is built with energy-saving materials and processes. Taking time today to select the right building materials and products will pay off with increased indoor comfort and lower energy bills for the life of your home. Here are three key areas of a home where upgrading your investment will pay off:

  1. Insulation
    Properly insulating your home’s exterior can keep energy bills low. Consider upgrading your attic insulation, wall insulation and crawl space insulation during the construction process. Adding a professionally installed and complete blanket of insulation around your home’s exterior will help keep energy dollars in and exterior noise out.
  2. Air Sealing
    Air sealing increases your home’s energy efficiency by sealing the penetration points that allow conditioned air to escape your home. Some penetration points are visible to the eye while others are more difficult to identify. Tip: Spray foam insulation will add R-value and air seal even the smallest penetration points in one step.
  3. Doors and Windows
    Choose proper exterior doors and windows. Consider the energy rating for windows and doors and the side of the home on which they will be installed as the sides of your home can be impacted by differing weather factors including wind and sun. Be sure your contractor seals air leaks around all doors and windows.

Do you have questions about insulation and air sealing for your new home? Contact our office – we can help!

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