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Friday, August 25, 2017
Honored to Celebrate 30 Years

Honored to Celebrate 30 Years

The DeVere Insulation team is honored to celebrate 30 years of serving builders and homeowners throughout Maryland and the surrounding areas.

When we opened our doors in 1987, our goal was to be one of the best insulation contractors in the Baltimore area. Little did we know we would grow to Maryland’s largest independent insulation contractor.  We are proud to provide insulation, air sealing and energy solutions to customers of all sizes – from residential homeowners and builders to large commercial contractors. We are proud to give back to our community through supporting organizations such as Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, Harvest House, and more.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and our community for 30 years. We are grateful and look forward to serving you for the next 30 years.



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Thursday, August 24, 2017
Remodeling? Now is a Great Time to Insulate!

Remodeling? Now is a Great Time to Insulate!

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Are you considering remodeling your home? Are you in the middle of a remodeling project? This is a great time to consider upgrading your insulation.

During a remodeling project, your home’s primary insulating areas are open. This is a great time to upgrade insulation while attic roofs and wall studs are open and exposed.

Areas such as walls, ceilings and other areas that are normally closed off and more difficult to insulate become fully accessible during a remodel. This gives a contractor more insulating options and you can benefit from upgraded insulation solutions. These upgraded insulation solutions include:

Spray Foam Insulationspray foam insulation is one product that insulates and seals air leaks in one step. When applied, spray foam expands to fill a cavity (similar to how shaving cream expands when dispensed from a can). This property allows spray foam to seal air leaks as it naturally expands and fills a cavity and any penetration points within.

Hybrid Insulation – A hybrid insulation system combines the air sealing benefits of spray foam insulation with the lower price point of fiberglass insulation. In a hybrid system, an open cavity is sprayed with a layer of foam insulation to seal air leaks. In the next step, fiberglass batt insulation is installed to add R-value without filling the cavity with spray foam.

If you are ready to remodel your home or currently remodeling, contact our office. Our insulation experts can answer any questions about insulating your remodeling project and review the remainder of your home for possible insulation upgrades.







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Monday, June 26, 2017
Why Indoor Air Quality Matters and How to Improve It.

Why Indoor Air Quality Matters and How to Improve It.

Did you know that the air inside your home may have the biggest impact on your health? When we think of air quality, we most often think of outdoor air. Indoor air may have an even bigger impact. One estimate indicates the average person receives 72 percent of their chemical exposure at home (via The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/USEPA).

Many things can affect indoor air quality. This can include the materials used in furniture manufacturing, building products in your home, the items you use for home cleaning, and more. Here are some ways you can improve you home’s air quality:

Air sealing – keeping out external pollutants helps maintain your home’s indoor environment. When external pollutants are kept out, your indoor air can be properly tested and maintained. Spray foam insulation effectively seals air leaks and insulates in one step.

Choose low-emitting cleaning products – look for cleaning products, air fresheners, etc. that are made with natural ingredients or are low-emitting products. This will remove/reduce one factor that impacts indoor air quality.

Ventilate your home – After your home is air sealed, having a proper mechanical ventilation system will help remove indoor air pollutants.

Contact our office to learn about how spray foam insulation can help keep out external pollutants, help maintain your home’s indoor air quality, and help reduce your energy bills. We are happy to provide a free estimate.


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Three Reasons to Air Seal with Spray Foam

Three Reasons to Air Seal with Spray Foam

When homeowners think of saving money on energy bills, they first think of upgrading their insulation. Insulation is critical to reduce heat transfer and save money on energy bills! Did you know that sealing air leaks is as important as insulating?

Air sealing involves sealing penetration points around the exterior of the home (also known as the envelop or "shell" of the home). This includes sealing gaps and air leaks in exterior walls (around outlet covers, etc.), windows, doors, etc.

Here are just some of the benefits of air sealing:
  • Improved indoor air quality by helping to keep allergens and pests out of the home. Sealing a home’s air leaks can help improve indoor air quality by lowering the number of asthma triggers that can enter the inside of a home or building.
  • Reduced energy bills by keeping conditioned air (heated or cooled air) inside the home. Air sealing a home is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce energy bills and make your home more comfortable. ENERGY STAR estimates a homeowner can reduce heating and cooling costs up to 20% by upgrading their insulation and sealing air leaks.
  • Reduced wear and tear on your HVAC system. By keeping conditioned air in your home, your HVAC system runs less often which reduces wear and tear on the system. This will help extend the life of your HVAC system.

Spray foam insulation is a great option to both insulate and seal air leaks in one step. In fact, one of the key benefits of spray foam is improved indoor air quality. The material provides an exceptional air seal, works as a thermal barrier (insulator), and helps control moisture issues. This improved air-tightness provides better control of indoor humidity, which reduces mold inside the home. It also dramatically reduces the number of pollutants that can enter the home (pollen, dust, etc.) and allows a home to have proper mechanical ventilation to filter the air and keep the interior air clean.

Interested in air sealing your home by adding spray foam insulation? Contact us to learn more.




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Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Want an Efficient Home? Manage Airflow.

Want an Efficient Home? Manage Airflow.

Looking to build (or own) a home that is efficient and comfortable? The key is airflow, and we have building science to thank.

Airflow is a key component of the study of building science. When a building has improper airflow, it can impact both the building and it’s residents. Improper airflow can result in a variety of problems including mold growth, energy loss, and can encourage the infiltration and spread of pollutants. When airflow is properly managed each of these can be reduced, and the home’s HVAC system can operate more efficiently.

There are two common types of building airflow. Uncontrolled airflow is the type many people are familiar with. Years ago, uncontrolled airflow was also known as having a “leaky” home. Uncontrolled airflow is when air enters and leaves the home in a random fashion. This type of airflow doesn’t work in conjunction with the HVAC system, which can impact both energy use and home comfort.

On the other type is controlled airflow. This is when airflow is managed in a way that works with the home’s HVAC system. Sealing air leaks and adding mechanical ventilation allows airflow to be controlled to create a comfortable and efficient home environment.

Have questions about your home’s ventilation and overall energy efficiency? Contact our office to speak with one of our insulation professionals.




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