Common Insulation Myths for Homeowners
When it comes to insulating your home, there are a lot of myths out there, but Valley Insulation is here to correct the record. We know that you want all the facts, so you can make an informed decision that is best for your home and your family. We have gathered the most common myths about home insulation, and we are here to give you the facts you are looking for.
Myth: Home Insulation Can Be a Fire Hazard
At Valley Insulation, the safety and comfort of our customers is paramount. We utilize only the highest quality materials in our work, and all of the insulating materials we install are fire resistant. In fact, our Nu-Wool cellulose insulating material is certified fire retardant with a UL Class 1 Rating and has been shown to increase the fire resistance of the walls in your home by 22% to 55%. We will ensure that your home insulation meets the highest safety standards in the industry.
Myth: Insulating Material is Bad for the Environment
At Valley Insulation, we understand the importance of protecting our community and environment from harmful substances. That is why we use Nu-Wool cellulose insulation, which is produced using 80% recycled materials. Our experienced, professional installers carefully secure the materials utilized in our installations, so no waste material remains onsite. A well insulated home is eco-friendly, substantially reducing the electricity required to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. A home insulated by Valley Insulation protects the environment in your community and saves you money every month!
Myth: Home Insulation Gets Moldy
Over time, with exposure to damp conditions, older installations of home insulation can become subject to the growth of mold and mildew. We are aware of this problem, and we plan ahead to prevent it. Our advanced Nu-Wool cellulose insulation material is saturated with an EPA registered Borate-based chemical fungicide which prevents mold and mildew. We carefully install vapor barriers along with our insulating products to prevent the penetration of water and moist air.
Myth: Insulation Will Settle and Fail to Insulate the Home
Older or improper installations of home insulation will settle over time, reducing the efficiency of your home’s thermal barrier. Valley Insulation utilizes the Nu-Wool Sealant System, a cutting-edge cellulose insulation system which adheres to the frame of your home, preventing settling and ensuring the quality of your home insulation remains ideal for years to come. With more than 40 years of experience, we utilize the best materials and techniques in the industry so the insulation installed in your home will stand the test of time.
Myth: Insulation is Great for Lowering Energy Bills, but That’s About It
When considering the benefits of quality home insulation, most people think primarily about lowering their energy bills, staying warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. But there are other significant benefits to a well insulated home that shouldn’t be overlooked. The soundproofing benefits of home insulation will make a major difference in the quiet and comfort of your home. Whether the noise is outside the home when a neighbor is mowing the lawn, or inside the home when you are enjoying the cinematic experience of your surround sound system, your whole family will notice the difference of quality insulated soundproofing. Another great benefit of insulation from Valley Insulation is that the resale value your property will accrue because of the investment you made in your home. There are many benefits to a well insulated home, so let Valley Insulation show you how we can help.
Valley Insulation Separates Fact from Fiction
At Valley Insulation, we want you to have all the facts, so you can make the decision that is best for your home and your family. Based on your unique circumstances, we will help make a plan that is based on your personal goals for your home. Contact Valley Insulation today to arrange an on-site assessment of your home insulation, or visit our website for more information.