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.

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!

 

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.

 

Knauf Insulation

The most cost effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and use less energy in residential and commercial buildings is through insulation. When we reduce our consumption of energy, we reduce the amount of pollution coming from the utility infrastructure. In turn, this cuts the carbon dioxide emission by 780 million tons globally each year. This is equal to the electricity used by 90 million plus every year. Within the average life span of a building, over 1500 times the energy used in its manufacture is saved because of insulation. Knauf Insulation is committed to providing a product and service that saves energy and preserves our natural resources for a future that is sustainable.

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Owens Corning Advances In Residential Insulation

EnergyComplete SealantOwens Corning leads the market in the advancement of residential insulation with contemporary technological advancements since it became commercialized approximately 75  years ago. The latest residential insulation product to take the stage, the energy-efficient EnergyComplete® Sealant which prolongs their success rate by winning Design Journal’s 2013 ADEX Platinum Award for Design Excellence. This impressive sealant contributes to preserving energy in the home.

The Owens Corning Building Science team conducted a study that identified individual exterior joints where air most likely enters and escapes from homes via vulnerable cracks, seams and gaps which contribute up to 40% of the energy utilized for heating and cooling. This new knowledge is what inspired the design of the formula and equipment used in  residential insulation EnergyComplete® Sealant.

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.

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!

Insulation Arizona

During the Arizona seasons of Spring and Fall, it’s hard to think and imagine the extreme temperatures of winter or summer. Making sure your home is properly insulated will not only help you keep cool in the summers, warm in the winters, but will also save you money.

Insulation minimizes the transfer of warm air keeping your Arizona home nice and warm during the winter months. During the summer months, insulation keeps the inside cool air from transferring with the outside heat. The more air that stays inside your Arizona home, the less you will be spending on your electric bill.

arizona insulationAn insulation professional in Arizona can assist you in finding out how much insulation your Arizona home currently holds. With rooms that have trouble maintaining their temperature, it may be desirable to install extra insulation. If the insulation professional determines that your Arizona home needs more insulation or even insulation replacement, it’s important to figure out which grade of insulation will be most cost-efficient for your home in Arizona

Lakewood Carrig and Dancer

In addition to our Arizona locations, we have a very reputable location in Lakewood, WA. The Carrig and Dancer location has a new website is on it’s way up, albeit still a work in progress. Carrig and Dancer specializes in both commercial and residential insulation as well as window installation, wall spray, sound control and re-insulation. Utilizing the best manufacturers in insulation and windows for your home or office, Carrig and Dancer also utilizes professional staff available to help with any questions or concerns.