Monday, April 27, 2015
DeVere Insulation Sponsors The Great Give

DeVere Insulation Sponsors The Great Give

DeVere Insulation is proud to have been a sponsor of The 2015 Great Give in support of Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS).

The Great Give is a 24-hour virtual fundraiser hosted by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) to raise awareness and money for local non-profit organizations in Anne Arundel County. To date, the event has raised over $1.1 million for AAC non-profit organizations. This year was the first time AACPS participated in the Great Give.

Money raised during the Great Give will be divided evenly among each AACPS cluster to be used to support the following strategic initiatives:

  1. Early Literacy—classroom materials and resources to promote early literacy from Birth to 2nd Grade.
  2. Technology in the Classroom—tablets and devices to support and enhance instruction.
  3. Summer & Co-Curricular Enhancements—funding to defray the cost of before, during, and after school activities and provide scholarships for students to attend summer programs.
  4. Support for College & Career Readiness—events and opportunities to prepare students for college and careers;
  5. Family & Community Engagement—events and activities to engage and inform families and communities about the work going on in the school so that they can better support their children.

Find more about The Great Give on Twitter (#GreatGiveAACPS).

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Thursday, February 12, 2015
Crawl Space Insulation

Crawl Space Insulation

Crawl spaces under homes can create enormous headaches for homeowners. A crawl space is susceptible to moisture and deterioration problems. Because the soil has high humidity, a crawl space naturally becomes damp, as the crawl space is in direct contact with the soil. Damp environments are unhealthy, harboring mold and creating an ideal living space for pests.

Think this damp space is isolated and doesn’t affect the interior of your home? Think again. The natural airflow of a home is from bottom to top (ground to sky). As your home naturally breathes, the moist air (and everything in it) flows up and into the living areas of the home.

By properly air sealing and insulating your home’s crawl space, you win in many ways:
  • you create a more comfortable and more healthy living environment for you and your family
  • save on energy costs by not having to heat or cool the air from the crawl space that is pulled into your home due to natural air flow
  • create additional storage space for your home by creating a clean and dry space beneath your home

Ready to clean eliminate your crawl space problems for good? Contact us for a free estimate.

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Attic Insulation

Attic Insulation

Attics are important for energy efficiency – 70% of energy loss happens through a poorly insulated attic. Energy efficiency is about more than insulation. An efficient attic includes air sealing. According to the Department of Energy, having your home air sealed by a qualified contractor can save up to 20% on heating & cooling costs.

To upgrade insulation in existing homes, loose fill insulation is blown over existing insulation using one of the following products:
  • Blow-in fiberglass insulation which provides excellent coverage in open attics.
  • Cellulose insulation which is made from recycled newspapers. 

Both applications add R-value to existing insulation and create a fresh new blanket of energy-saving protection.

Have a newer home and don’t think your home needs more insulation? It probably does. As building codes increase, nearly all homes need more insulation to ensure they are meeting current standards.   

Upgrading insulation is just one part of increasing attic efficiency. Air sealing prevents airflow between a home and the attic, keeping heated and cooled air inside the home by closing the gaps that leak air. Beyond leaks that can be easily spotted, your home may have many other holes in its envelope that can’t be easily seen. These air leaks are found around light boxes, plumbing stacks, soffit drops, basement box sills and more. 

Wondering about the insulation in your attic? We'll come take a look and give you a free estimate. Call us!

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Fiberglass Insulation

Fiberglass Insulation

Fiberglass Batt Insulation is the most common and widely used type of insulation. It’s the type that comes to mind for most people when thinking of insulation. Today’s fiberglass insulation is formaldehyde free and made primarily of recycled materials.

Fiberglass Batt Insulation is available in widths suited to standard spacing of wall studs, and attic or floor joists. Batt insulation: 
  • Has excellent acoustics
  • Is noncorrosive
  • Does not absorb moisture
  • Unfaced batts are noncombustible
  • Won't settle over time
  • Is lightweight
  • Is certified for superior indoor air quality (IAQ) performance

Blow-in Fiberglass Insulation can be installed in nearly any space and is commonly used to insulate attics of new homes. It can also be dense packed into closed cavities including:
  • Garage ceilings under heated areas (where there is a room above a garage)
  • Interior walls for sound control
  • Exterior walls as part of a BIB installation
  • Between floors for sound control
  • Upslope areas in attics 

Wondering if Fiberglass Batt Insulation is right for your project? Call us today for a free estimate.

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