What is the R-Value and It’s Importance in Insulation?

insulation jobWhether you are purchasing insulation for your home on your own or you are hiring a professional insulation company like Banker Insulation, it is important to consider the R-Value. There are more than a few factors to help select the right insulation for the home and the R-Value is a factor that is used in the construction industry and is a reliable factor in choosing the right insulation. The R-Value is a measure of the resistance of heat flow through a structure. Since insulation is primarily meant to stop the movement of heat, and if you remember learning in school that heat rises, it is important to install the appropriate insulation for the heat movement and temperature conditions in each area being insulated.

The R-Value is determined by dividing the U-factor (how the resistance to heat transfer was measured before the 40’s) by 1. So, the higher the number of the R-Value, the better the insulation will be.  Although not every area in a home will need to be insulated with the highest R-Value because not every room is affected by heat in the same way. There are factors that need to be considered for each specific area, such as:

  • The location of where you live will affect the R-Value of the insulation. For example, in colder climates, you would need insulation with a higher R-Value and you will need a lower R-Value in warmer climates.
  • The way the home was built is a factor to consider because not all homes are created equally. Structures like an attic, cathedral ceilings, and/or multi-level structure are factors that must be considered when determining the right insulation for the home.
  • Last factor to consider is the heating/cooling method of the home. Having a central air conditioner, heat pump, or furnace will make a huge impact on the insulation needed for the home.

insulation jobIn conclusion, insulating your home can be beneficial and can even help to improve energy bills but the task of finding the right insulation for each area can be somewhat time-consuming for the owner. Our recommendation is to call your local Insulation Company Experts! If needed, the technicians will be able to perform an energy audit to better asset the home.

At Banker Insulation, we provide our Insulation Services in the Phoenix area and are highly qualified to correctly insulate a home or office building. Give us a call today at (602) 273-1261 for more information About Us.

Insulate Your Building Properly for Lower Energy Costs This Summer

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With the summer temperatures soaring over 105 degrees in Phoenix every day this month, it is very important to insulate your home or office properly.  Without proper insulation, your energy bills could skyrocket!  It’s very important to use the right type of insulation for your home or office building.  The experts at Banker Insulation are highly qualified to help you make the right choices for your location.  Call (602) 273-1261 or visit Banker Insulation on the web for more information.

It’s National Tradesmen Day!

Honoring the Banker Insulation Team on National Tradesmen Day!

Today is National Tradesmen Day! At Banker Insulation we want to honor all of the hard working & dedicated men & women that keep us running strong.  We honor our own team of tradesmen & send a shout out to all of you too! It’s your hands & hard work that have built American and keep it running strong.  Today, we are proud to honor YOU!

“National Tradesmen Day, initiated by IRWIN Tools, aims to heighten awareness of the role national tradesman day logoof professional tradesmen, who are the central focus on this occasion. Tradesmen contribute so meaningfully to our lives in so many ways. From building our homes, schools, and churches; to keeping our cars running; to keeping our lights on and keeping us warm; to fixing our leaky pipes – America’s professional tradesmen are the backbone of our nation. For some people, it’s just a job – a means to an end. But for professional tradesmen, it’s often a calling. And, it’s not just about doing their work – it’s about doing their life’s work. To show respect to the role that professional tradesmen play in the world, National Tradesmen Day places great value on the contributions they make to society each and every day.” 

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“The ‘National Tradesmen Day’ emblem is a distinct graphical icon that spotlights the ‘real’ working hands. The logo-mark shows an uplifted hand—an image of strength and confidence—clenching a pair of VISE-GRIP® locking pliers, a long-standing universal symbol of work and productivity. This image conveys power and is a ‘quick-read’ for the role of tradesmen in our lives.” (Wikipedia) national tradesmen day infographicTo meet one of our very own Professional Tradesmen contact Banker Insulation today!  We provide professional service for Insulation Services, Insulation Installation, Re-Insulation, Fireplace Services, Sound Control, Wall Spray, and Spray Polyurethane Foam at commercial or residential locations. We offer a variety of insulation products such as Greenfiber, Heat-n-glo fireplaces, Johns Manville, Knauf Insulation, Lennox Hearth Products, Monessen Hearth Products, Dimplex. Please call us today with all your commercial or home insulation needs. Visit our website, Send an Email or call us at 877-708-7815.

Thank you Irwin Tools for initiating the National Tradesmen Day.

Enter To Win A Fireplace!

At Banker Insulation we offer a variety of insulation services for both residential and commercial needs…but did you know that our highly skilled contractors can offer more to you than just insulation products? We also offer many products that add a finishing touch to your home, such as Heat & Glo fireplaces.  These modern day fireplaces are great for indoor or outdoors, available in wood burning, gas or electric.  To see a full list of fireplaces please visit our website.

“Experience fire in new ways with this REVOlutionary new series.” ~ Heat & Glo.

heatngloThe brand new Heat & Glo REVO fireplace features a patented, invisible Razor™ burner, a reflective black glass interior, and a slender, 7-inch deep profile. The REVO fireplace is available in three sleek models (square, linear, vertical), making it a versatile addition to just about any space!” Quote from Heat & Glo

AND, right now you can enter to win a new REVO gas fireplace, thanks to our friends at Heat & Glo.  The grand prize is a new REVO gas fireplace ($6,000 value) or one of seven $100 American Express Gift Card weekly prizes.  Click here to enter to win!

Banker Insulation is ready to install your new fireplace today!  Our excellent service is available in ten locations serving Arizona, Southern California, Nevada, New Mexico & Washington. To schedule your estimate please call 877-708-7815, send an email or visit our website.

 

Air Infiltration Solutions In Action

Air infiltration is widely regarded as one of the largest sources of energy loss in residential constructions. The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) requires much reduced air infiltration rate compared to previous versions. How to choose a wall or building assembly with minimum air infiltration plays a vital role for a particular home to meet IECC, achieve ENERGY STAR Version 3 program requirements, or other energy efficiency programs. This photo illustrates just one of the ways Banker Insulation addresses the air infiltration issue during new construction. For more information please call your Banker Insulation representative. 877.708.7815

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Phoenix Insulation for Summer Months

The Phoenix, summertime heat is upon us now in Arizona which brings up another great opportunity to re-introduce HeatBloc-Ultra Insulation. This magnificent new radiant heat barrier is ideal for areas that deal with a warmer climate, such as Phoenix, Arizona. HeatBloc-Ultra Insulation is a simple coating that blocks up to 80% of the radiant heat that typically enters your home or office building throughout the day. Imagine the energy savings if you blocked up to 80% of the radiant heat with HeatBloc-Ultra Insulation for your Phoenix home or office building.

HeatBloc-Ultra Insulation is a mere breathable liquid applied as a film-like coating to your Phoenix home or office building. It is water based, therefore has virtually no odor to it. In addition, HeatBloc-Ultra Insulation does not conflict with any attic-mounted antennas or with any cell phone reception as the substance is non-conductive. Contact a Banker Insulation representative in Arizona today to see about getting HeatBloc-Ultra Insulation for your Phoenix home or office building and start saving money on your energy bill! 602.273.1261

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Insulation Job Opportunity at Banker Insulation

hiring insulation installersWorking in the insulation industry can be challenging and requires very hard work, but those who do work in the industry appreciate putting forth the effort in order to obtain the gratifying rewards that come with it. The future outlook for experienced, hard working insulation workers is very positive. The job growth in the insulation industry is progressively moving forward at a higher rate than average. Perhaps you have a history installing insulation or are thinking about a new venture in the industry. You’re in luck as insulation workers are currently in high demand.

It’s important to understand just how valuable this job is to the residential and commercial divisions. Both stand to save a significant amount of money on their monthly bills if their insulation is efficiently up to date. So, what is required of one who is visiting the idea of joining the industry? Well, if you’re familiar with blueprints insulation joband woodworking, then you have a leg up. Any kind of experience in general construction elements will serve as an asset to your marketability. Ultimately, drive, dedication and a positive attitude are important virtues that go a long way though it is up to the prospective company to make the decision to hire you based on the requirements.

Banker Insulation is hiring at many of its locations including Chandler, AZ. We are welcoming applications, so if you are in the market for a job within this rewarding industry, go to our home page and click on the Locations & Services menu item. Then navigate to the desired city page and send an email to the designated branch manager. Good luck!
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Roofing Insulation – Phoenix, Arizona

Roofing InsulationWhen thinking about a new roof in Phoenix, Az, it’s important to pay special attention to your roofing insulation. Roofing insulation is key in keeping the effects of the elements out and the heating and cooling in. Every roof should be insulated, however there are still plenty of homes that are not, and in turn are costing residents expensive utility bills. In order to keep heating and cooling costs down as well as maintaining a climate resistant home, it’s important to research a variety of roofing insulation options and which is best suited for your home.

Utilizing the appropriate ‘R-value’ insulation is important. R-value is the measure of thermal resistance. For example, a home that is located in an area that remains generally stable most of the year will do fine with a lower r-value insulation. In areas that get excessively hot and sunny, like Phoenix, AZ, roofing insulation with a high r-value is best.

Arizona Home Insulation

There are some areas in your Arizona home that obviously need insulation. There are, however, some less obvious areas that also should be insulated that you probably wouldn’t even think of. A particular area that should be insulated is your garage. Your garage leads directly to your home and without proper insulation in Arizona, hot and cold air drafts will seep into your home through your garage. This results in a waste of energy and a waste of money spent on your energy bill because your heater and air conditioner are forced to work overtime due to improper or not any insulation in your Arizona home garage. Other areas that should be insulated include: attic, walls and ceilings.

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Johns Manville | Home Insulation, Arizona

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Banker Insulation is proud to provide the Johns Manville line of insulation for homes in Arizona as they are the leading manufacturer of premium-quality building insulation and roof insulation. Johns Manville insulation offers so many options, it’s important to distinguish your needs and requirements when choosing which home insulationwill be most efficient and effective.

Poly-encapsulated insulation: Wrapped entirely in plastic, this home insulation provides a more comfortable installation with a reduction in itch and dust.

Faced insulation: With the facing already attached to it acting as a vapor retarder, this home insulation is usually made from Kraft paper or foil. It is ideal for moisture control on exterior walls.

Unfaced insulation: Effective for eliminating undesirable noises within the internal walls of your Arizona home, this type of home insulation also assists with moisture control.

Blown-in insulation: Made up of a loose-fill material that can be made from many materials such as fiber glass and cellulose, this home insulation is blown into the designated area through a blowing machine. It is best suited for nonconforming areas and Blown-in insulation will not decay or settle.

Batts or Rolls: Batts are pre-cut strips of insulation best for insulating interior and exterior walls, while Rolls are best for insulating large, open areas in your Arizona home such as attics and crawl spaces. Rolls come in long strips of insulation rolled up and require measuring and cutting. When tackling a home insulation project, you’ll most likely benefit from using both Batts & Rolls for optimal convenience!