Celebrating 10 Years of Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce Membership

celebrating 10 years of Chamber Membership

At Banker Insulation, we are proud to accept this award from the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, as we celebrate 10 years of Chamber Membership! Don Stiles, Branch Manager, and Felix Thompson, Production Manager, represent the local Flagstaff team. Established in 1977, Banker Insulation is one of the Southwest’s largest, independently owned contractors with eleven locations in four states.

The services we provide include insulation, fireplace, sound control, and wall spray. We also proudly supply products from Greenfiber, Heat-n-Glo fireplaces, John’s Manville, Lennox Hearth, and many more premium-quality manufacturers. Our Flagstaff showroom is located at: 511 S. Flagstaff Ranch Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001. The phone number to contact the Flagstaff branch is (928) 774-7532.

Job Openings at Banker Insulation

job openings

Are looking to begin or advance your career in the insulation industry?

Banker Insulation is looking for workers who are passionate about what they do and looking to join a new building insulation family! We have several job openings throughout Arizona for our Chandler, Snowflake, Cornville, Flagstaff, Lake Havasu, Tucson, Prescott Valley, and Kingman branches. We also have several openings for our Washington, Nevada, and New Mexico branches. We are looking to fill both part-time and full-time positions at these branches.

Available Job Openings

Banker Insulation is currently looking to fill the following positions:

  • Laborer
  • Inside sales
  • Insulation Installer
  • Operations Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Warehouse Employee

*Applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test and background check

Apply Today

You can find a full list of available job openings at www.insulationestimates.com/careers. If you feel you are a good fit for any of these positions, you may email inquiries to corp.hr@bankerinsulation.com or call 800-545-0238. You may also apply online using the above referenced link.

About Banker Insulation

Established in 1977, Banker Insulation is one of the Southwest’s largest, independently owned insulation contractors. With a strong, well-known and respected presence, we specialize in the installation of premium insulation for both residential and commercial buildings. While our corporate offices are in Chandler, Arizona, we also have ten other branches including seven in AZ, one in NV, one in WA, and one in NM.

Top 7 Summer Energy Saving Tips

When the heat is on and your energy bills are skyrocketing, it’s time to do what you can to save energy!  There are many ways to reduce your energy useage, but here are the top 7 energy saving tips:Heat Loss

  • Keep your thermostat set between 78 – 85 degrees when you’re at home.  When you leave for at least a few hours be sure it is set at around 85.
  • Use fans to circulate the air in rooms that you’re in.  When you leave the room, turn them off.  Fans will cool the people in a room, but not the air!
  • Avoid having heat build up indoors by keeping blinds and curtains drawn, cook outdoors instead of on the stove, eat cold meals or use a microwave.
  • Energy StarRun appliances like the dishwasher, washing machine and dryer at night when it’s cooler and the cost of energy is lower.  Replace older appliances with new energy efficient models.
  • If it’s cool outside at night, open your windows to catch a cooling breeze.
  • Be sure your home is well insulated.Old Window
  • Replace old drafty windows with new energy efficient ones.

For more energy saving tips call the experts at Banker Insulation at (602) 273-1261.  They are great at finding ways to save you money every day on your energy bills!

Advantages of Cellulose Insulation

NewspapersCellulose is one of the oldest types of insulating material in use today. Some examples of cellulose based insulators are, cotton, straw, corncob and newspaper. There are four major types of cellulose insulation. They are, dry cellulose, spray cellulose, stabilized cellulose and low dust cellulose. Each type has its own specific uses.  Dry cellulose is mainly used in older homes and is blown into the walls through holes drilled into the walls.  Spray cellulose is used in new construction and is wet when it is applied.  Stabilized cellulose is mainly used in attics and roofs. Low-dust cellulose is used in places where the dust made during installation would cause a problem. It is specially treated to keep the amount of dust to a minimum. There are numerous advantages to using a cellulose based insulation product in your home or building and some of them are listed below:

1. The cellulose insulation used today is made from recycled Think Greennewspapers with a fire retardant added to them.  Because of its recycled newspaper content, cellulose insulation is a green product.

2. Because of the density of cellulose insulation, buildings that are insulated with it are better protected from fire damage.

Cellulose Insulation3. Cellulose insulation makes buildings more energy efficient.  It fills in cracks and spaces where air could pass through, around objects like pipes and wiring, so it will save you money on heating and cooling costs.

4. Cellulose insulation has some soundproofing qualities. It reduces the amount of noise that travels from room to room.

5. There is an additive in cellulose insulation that greatly inhibits the growth of mold.

If you have any questions about cellulose insulation give Banker Insulation a call at

(602) 273-1261, or visit our website by clicking here.

Remedies for Drafty Windows

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Drafty windows can account for more than 30 percent of an average home’s heating losses no matter how old or new they are!   Sealing air leaks, repairing broken windows and also investing in better insulation can be some solutions you might want to try to fix this problem.

Weatherstripping InstallationAnother possible solution, if your current windows are in good shape, or if you’re renting your home, is installing some storm windows.  “Low-e” or low emissivity windows can increase energy efficiency and indoor comfort at about twenty five percent of the cost of replacing the whole window.   A storm window that is not low-e can still help you save energy and money, but using low-e windows is much more cost effective.  They pay for themselves in an average of two to four years.  They can save you 12-33 percent on your energy bills over the course of a year.  Utility companies may even offer incentives to install them in your home!

The best overall, long term solution to the problem of drafty windows is to install energy Caulking  a Windowefficient replacement windows.  If the cost of this option is too prohibitive for you, don’t fear, there are a few other less costly options you can try.  Caulking and weatherstripping are two of the more inexpensive methods of correcting drafty windows.  Thermal draperies can also be used, but keep in mind that if your windows are drafty, draperies will not correct that issue.

Insulating window panels are one more option.  These are made of anWindow Film insulating material that is encased in a wood or metal frame that attaches to the interior side of the window frame with magnets or Velcro.  These types of panels completely obstruct the view from the windows that they cover.  Another effective option to consider is window film.  While window film does not obstruct your view, it does prohibit you from opening the window until you remove the film.

If you have any questions about how to correct drafty windows in your home, call Banker Insulation at (877) 708-7815, or visit them on the web by clicking here.



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Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

There are many advantages to insulating with spray foam! Some of them are:

• health benefitsSpray Foam Application
• structural benefits
• financial benefits

Spray foam insulation helps eliminate air leaks, which can account for 30% of a home’s annual heating and cooling expenses. This also helps control the growth of mildew and mold, which can cause a multitude of serious health issues, by reducing the amount of water vapor that gets in through air leakage. It improves indoor air quality in much the same way. Less air leakage means less dust and pollen can get in, which is great for people with allergies.

Commercial Spray FoamSpray foam can also add significant structural strength to walls during high winds. It adds resistance to high wind uplift and blow-off in the roof due to its lack of fasteners like nails and screws, and the lack of joints or edges.

Another great benefit of spray foam is noise reduction! It can help reduce airborne noise, which is made by stereos, talking, game systems and televisions. It does this by sealing every crack and crevice that would allow these noises to travel. It also reduces flanking noise, which is when sound travels through spaces along plumbing pipes, electrical outlets, recessed light fixtures and framing connections.

Of course spray foam insulation will also save you money! It allows heating and cooling systems to be much more energy efficient by sealing all of the places where air can travel into or out of buildings. Spray foam insulation can help homeowners qualify for grants and tax credits too!  Take a look at this video that talks about spray foam insulation’s benefits:

If you have any questions contact Banker Insulation at (877) 708-7815 or visit our website for more information!


Sound Proofing and Noise Control

Optimal control of noise in buildings will be achieved with a few general practices coupled with the appropriate knowledge and understanding of how sound travels through objects.

To begin with,  what exactly is sound?
Sound is the oscillation of pressure transported through a medium. Such as air or water. We interpret the vibrations through the frequency in which they travel. The frequency of sound is referred to as pitch. Sound tends to move faster along denser materials. Because air is not extremely dense, the speed of sound travels at a lower rate than that of which is transmitted through steel or a table top.

With that theory in mind, that sound travels not only faster, but more easily through dense material, we can apply that concept to our homes and our offices.

There are two forms of sound. The first is structure born sound. As we mentioned, the oscillations, or vibrations travel through some medium. It could be the floorboard of the house, or the ceiling. That is why we hear someone walking a few doors down, or someone is busy vacuuming upstairs. The sound we perceive travels through the wood, or through or ceiling structures. Usually  acoustical engineers and sound-cancellation specialists attempt to abate the weakest link first. The weakest link tends to be the structural form of sound.

The second kind of sound is airborne sound. That is the neighbors mower, the airplanes flying overhead, cars passing by.

What can we do if we want to “stop” sound? Let us define sound absorption. it is the capability of a surface or material to absorb sound instead of reflecting it.  We use mass and space. Mass will block the airborne sound, but space will keep the sound that is traveling through our structures  separate from our enclosed area.  We do this using the decoupling method. The image below illustrates decoupling.

decoupledThe insulation used is a special kind of mineral fiber insulation. Banker insulation carries this kind of insulation and uses it for sound control projects.

There are other factors that we take into careful consideration. We may need to sound proof the door, the air conditioning unit,  the lighting fixtures, and the windows, In some projects, it is just as important to retain the sound in the room as it is to keep noise out of the room.


For more information on sound proofing contact Banker Insulation or call toll free. (505) 341-4600


The Value of R-Value

R-Value is a measure of thermal resistance. It is a measure of temperature difference across an insulator and the heat flux. The true thermal resistance grade of the material is typically devised by calculating the R-Value, then dividing the R-Value by the depth of the material. We try to determine the temperature difference between the outside of the material, to the inside. That is a genuine thermal resistance grade. The higher the R-Value, the better grade.


Knowing the R-Value of your home’s insulation is very important in saving on energy consumption. With more sophisticated insulators, as well enhanced insulation techniques, we can reduce energy costs which correlates to long term savings.  For more information on how you can save on your energy consumption contact Banker Insulation at 877-708-7815.