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Thursday, February 12, 2015
Crawl Space Insulation in Baltimore, MD

Crawl Space Insulation in Baltimore, MD

Crawl Space
Crawl spaces may be useful for out-of-sight storage, but they also come with a lot of inconveniences that leave many homeowners grumbling. At DeVere Insulation, our insulation experts want nothing more than to help you achieve maximum use of your crawl space, which is why we offer a variety of insulation services to suit your needs. Our insulation experts have the knowledge and skills to handle the most difficult of crawl space challenges, so you can depend on us for the very best results.

Common crawl space complaints
While every crawl space comes with its own unique challenges, some of the most common crawl space complaints include:
  • Dampness
    Since crawl spaces have direct contact with the soil beneath your home, it’s no wonder that dampness is a problem. The humidity in the soil can help harbor mold while creating an ideal environment for unwanted pests. No matter how isolated your crawl space is, the natural flow of air will bring the moist air and everything in it into the living areas.
  • Cold floors
    Another major complaint about crawl spaces is that they make the floors cold, a problem which is obviously more apparent during the colder months. Hot air naturally rises, leaving the coldest air beneath the house. Without proper crawl space insulation, all of that cold air adversely affects the temperatures of your floor, making the main level of your home needlessly uncomfortable.

Benefits of air sealing and insulating your crawl space

The only way to eliminate the headaches of your crawl space is to properly seal and insulate the area. Air sealing and insulating will:
  • Make your home more comfortable
  • Promote a healthier living environment
  • Decrease your energy costs
  • Create a clean and dry space for additional storage

Home insulation solutions for your crawl space

Whether your energy bills have become too much to handle or you just want to store a few boxes without worrying about water damage, DeVere Insulation offers exceptional insulation installation services. After thoroughly inspecting your crawl space, our insulation professionals will walk you through all of the options to help determine the best choice for you and your family. From rigid foam board to spray foam insulation, we do it all! Our extensive training and years of experience have helped us obtain a reputation as one of the best insulation companies in town, so give us a call today!

Get started on your crawl space insulation project today by calling 410-360-6900!

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Attic Insulation Services in Baltimore, MD

Attic Insulation Services in Baltimore, MD

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:

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 Services in Baltimore, MD

Fiberglass Insulation Services in Baltimore, MD

contractor installing 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 InsulationBlow-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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Spray Foam Insulation

Spray Foam Insulation

Spray Foam Insulation Spray Foam Insulation is the right choice for any application!

If you’re not familiar with spray foam insulation, think of a foam coffee cup or a foam ice chest. Both products keep heat or cold in, while protecting the exterior from transferring temperature. Spray foam insulation does exactly the same thing.

Spray foam insulation doesn’t just insulate your home like fiberglass, cellulose or other insulation products – it also seals air leaks. Why does this matter? Air sealing prevents air from inside your home from escaping through the cracks and crevices in your home. These exist around recessed (can) lights, plumbing stacks, electrical wires, attic hatches or doors, around chimneys or flues, and duct chases. This means conditioned air you’ve already paid for stays in your home.

There are two types of spray foam insulation: open cell spray foam and closed cell spray foam. 

Open Cell Spray Foam
Open cell spray foam insulation works as an insulator and air barrier. The typical R value of open cell foam is 3.7 per inch. Other features of open cell spray foam insulation are:

  • it is vapor permeable
  • is able to accommodate seasonal movement
  • is not a food source for mold
  • dampens sound

Closed Cell Spray Foam

As with open cell spray foam insulation, closed cell spray foam works as an insulator and air barrier. An additional feature of closed cell spray foam is that it is solid. The cells of the bubbles remain intact (closed), which makes the product rigid. The closed cell composition and increased density contributes to a higher R-value than that of open cell foam. This can contribute to building stability during storms and high winds.

Ready to talk spray foam? Contact us for a free estimate.

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