Insulating your home is simply a critical piece of your energy efforts at home to bring you long-lasting comfort through thermal performance, reduced noise levels and 12 times as much energy in its first year as the energy used to produce it.
Only 20% of homes built before 1980 contain sufficient amounts of insulation – most made of products such as old newspaper and wool as following the energy crisis during the 1970s, the U.S. Department of Energy developed a system indicating a material’s resistance to heat flow called its Resistance-value or “R-value”. The higher the R-value, the better insulated the home. Having high R-value insulation installed slows the flow of heat through walls, floors and especially ceilings. Click here to see how much R-value is needed in your home.
Kwaske Construction offers insulation that will last for the life of the building because it won’t settle, accumulate moisture or lose its R-value over time. We are proud to offer fiber glass insulation products that are engineered, produced and shipped with the commitment to minimizing environmental impact and improving energy savings.
As the inventor of Premium Blowing Wool insulation, CertainTeed is a leading developer of premier fiber-glass insulation. They offer a number of high-efficiency insulation products that are designed to provide better coverage, longer performance and superior fire resistance.
InsulSafe® SP is CertainTeed's flagship fiber glass blowing insulation. Because it is engineered to cover up to 20% more square footage per bag, it can be blown in more effectively and be just as thermally efficient while using less. When compared side-by-side to cheaper cellulose insulation in fire resistance tests, InsulSafe® SP is the winner, providing a peace of mind that is virtually priceless. Benefits of InsulSafe® SP include:
- Maximizes efficiency of heating/cooling systems
- Lasts for the life of a home
- Environmentally sustainable
- GREENGUARD® certified
- No rot, decay, corrosion or settling
- Meets all national and local building standards
- Excellent sound control
- Doesn't absorb moisture
- Limited lifetime warranty
Both Owens Corning and CertainTeed offer insulation products that are efficiently produced and deliver high levels of performance, creating a positive impact not only on the comfort of your home but also on the environment. Owens Corning and CertainTeed make fiber glass insulation consists of 50% rapidly renewable content, 35% recycled glass in the US, 70% in Canada, and now a new organic plant-based binder that has no formaldehyde, acrylics or dyes added.
The average family spends close to $1,300 a year on their home’s utility bills – a large portion of which is wasted through poor insulation. Properly insulating the home can save up to 30% on energy bills year-round, so within 2 to 4 years the installation costs are recovered! In addition, insulating the home means helping the environment—and homeowners can earn a 10% tax credit up to $500.
Kwaske Construction offer free energy audits where we can show homeowners how to save money and energy in a more comfortable and more valuable home by achieving full R-Value with blown-in fiberglass expert insulation. To contact us with questions or request a quote on insulation installation in your home 517-745-2614 …24/7.