Residential Insulation

From spray foam to batt to blown-in insulation, Eco Tec has thousands of home project jobs under its belt.

Spray Foam Insulation

There are two types of spray foam insulation: open-cell and closed cell.

Open cell spray foam is a soft foam insulation that is sprayed in place and expands to completely insulate and air seal your home in a single application. It is sprayed on in a thin layer and quickly fills with tiny air pockets, or open cells, causing the insulation to expand to 100 times its original size. These air-filled cells give open cell insulation its great insulating and noise reduction properties. The expansion of the foam keeps it in contact will surrounding surfaces so that it will never sag.

Unlike open cell insulation, closed cell insulation does not fill with tiny air pockets and expand. It has a smaller, more compact cell structure. Thus it is much denser than open cell insulation and provides a higher R-value than open cell insulation. Closed cell insulation is a very good barrier against both air and water vapor. Because it is so dense, it can help add strength to the structures to which it is applied. It is commonly applied to roofing and other outdoor projects. Because of these properties, closed cell insulation is also most often applied to shallow spaces, as well.

Advantages

Buildings with spray foam insulation routinely perform 30-50% better than buildings with traditional insulation materials. 

Spray foam insulation helps make your home environmentally friendly. Effective insulation is one of the best ways to go green.

Spray foam is ideal for reducing airborne noises around the home. Spray foam expands to seal the gaps and holes airborne sounds move through within a home, muffling the sounds from home theaters and playrooms, as well as indoor plumbing that makes noise when you run a shower or flush a toilet.

Spray foam insulation greatly reduces airborne contaminants in your living environment. The foam, when expanded, minimizes airflow and moisture movement through walls, stopping outside pollutants and allergens from entering the building.

Batt Insulation

In addition to spray foam insulation, Eco Tec also offers more traditional insulation options. See these different options below. Or explore the benefits of spray foam insulation, the most efficient and technologically advanced way to insulate your house.

- Fiberglass insulation
- Cellulose insulation
- Mineral wool insulation

Blown Insulation

Blown-in insulation comes in smaller chunks. The installer, taking his best firefighter pose, holds a large hose and blows the chunks into the attic. A large machine outside churns the chunks and uses air to blow them up through the hose.

The two main choices here are fiberglass and cellulose, and each has its advantages and disadvantages. They both insulate about the same, though, with R-vales in the 3 to 4 per inch range. Cellulose comes from recycled newspapers.

The photo above shows an attic insulated with blown cellulose. Notice how you don’t see any of the ceiling framing down at the ceiling level. You also don’t see any gaps that allow you to see all the way down to the ceiling drywall. That’s because blown insulation is great at filling the gaps and giving you a good, complete layer of insulation.

Insulation Removal

Why Remove Insulation?

In the event that you have had an issue with wild creatures in your attic, or you’ve seen that your house isn’t as comfortable as it used to be, you may need to consider enlisting Eco Tec to investigate your home’s insulation.

After our careful examination, we may find that it is important to clean out the current insulation. Squirrels, mice, and different rodents can unleash ruin in the attic. Other than the conspicuous health worries, their waste can pack the insulation down by as much as 90%. This makes your insulation practically useless.

Dampness is another normal issue we find in attics. Homes with poor attic ventilation and higher-than-normal dampness levels will frequently experience ill effects. One way Eco Tec can assist you with this issue is by air sealing; this will avoid future issues. To deal with your current situation, we do insulation removal.

Attic Insulation

Attic Insulation

Spray foam attic insulation is a great choice whether your space is vented or unvented. Installing attic insulation helps to reduce heat loss and prevent overheating from air ducts while keeping dust and debris out of the living area. Because of its location below the roof, the air sealing process is much simpler than it would be in the ceiling, and energy costs are greatly reduced as a result.

Crawl Space Insulation

Insulating a crawl space is a great method of lowering heating and cooling costs. When using spray foam for crawl space insulation, issues with uncomfortable floor temperatures, sagging or gapping material bonds, and durability are mitigated. If your home was built in the past thirty years, consider spray foam rather than fiberglass to insulate your crawl space.

Wall Insulation

When considering energy costs and efficiency and temperature control, wall insulation can be the solution. Spray foam wall insulation not only guarantees lower energy bills but also less noise and an airtight seal. Choose spray foam for a comfortable and quiet home with no bugs or unpleasant smells.

Roof Insulation

Turning your basement into a comfortable living space requires a way to control the temperature and keep moisture out. Spray foam insulation creates an air seal that will help keep your basement at a comfortable temperature and prevent moisture from entering your home.

Basement Insulation

Turning your basement into a comfortable living space requires a way to control the temperature and keep moisture out. Spray foam insulation creates an air seal that will help keep your basement at a comfortable temperature and prevent moisture from entering your home.

Whether you’re building a new home or finishing your basement and turning it into livable space, spray foam insulation is the smart choice. It will prevent moisture from seeping into your basement and make it much easier and more efficient to keep it warm.