Not all insulation products are the same.
Whether you’re building a new home or simply improving the efficiency of your attic, there are many options to consider when it comes to insulation. The most popular types of insulation include fiberglass bats, blown cellulose, and spray foam. However, not all insulation products will provide the same results. Each of these insulation materials has a different effective R-value (or thermal insulative rating), and each one can perform differently depending on where and how it is installed.
Want to see the difference between each insulation material?
Stop by our East Nashville office to get a first-hand look at our demonstration wall, which shows the different types of insulation available on the market.
E3 INNOVATE can help you find the best insulation for your project. We work with the best products available to help bring you comfort, energy efficiency, and durability. E3 uses premium blown cellulose products for attics and wall cavities as well as spray foam insulation for encapsulated attics and crawlspaces, and strategic exterior wall applications.
Increase performance with air sealing.
It is a little known fact, insulation is only as effective as the air sealing that goes along with it. Air sealing is the use of caulking and expandable foam to fill air gaps in a building envelope. Air gaps are commonly found around piping penetrations, window frames, and ceiling penetrations such as recessed lights and bathroom fans.
Insulation helps keep heat in, but it is not an effective air barrier. Air sealing is necessary for stopping the heat from making its way through the building assembly. This is why E3 applies air-sealing techniques with every insulation project. This offers you the greatest energy savings, highest comfort, and best return on your investment.
Choosing the best strategy for your project.
Many people believe that a house insulated with spray foamed is the cream of the cop. However, what they may not realize is that there are other, just as effective and less expensive options available! Also, a fully spray foamed house requires proper fresh air ventilation. Without a strategy for introducing fresh air safely into your home, you can end up with a sick house. Unlike other spray foam installers, E3 will never install spray foam without also designing, reviewing, and approving the ventilation system of the house. Our number one priority is to help our clients create a healthy home. We will never cut corners when it comes to your health and safety!