Why You Should Hire a Certified Energy Expert

Looking for a partner with extensive training in insulation and air sealing backed by one of the leaders in the insulation industry? Look no further!

DeVere Insulation is proud to be an Owens Corning Certified Energy Expert. The Certified Energy Expert distinction is extended to a very select group of insulation companies. As a contractor, hiring a Certified Energy Expert ensures you are receiving the best technical knowledge, service and warranty available in the industry.

Why choose a Certified Energy Expert to insulate your next construction project?
As Certified Energy Experts, our team has completed rigorous training in a key areas including

  • building science
  • thermal performance
  • moisture prevention
  • air infiltration
  • ventilation

Certified Energy Experts are chosen in part due to their solid reputation as a reliable and trustworthy company. This includes high customer ratings of office operations and field workmanship.

Want to learn more about the Certified Energy Expert warranty and get a quote on your project? Click here to Contact Us.


Why Air Seal?

Building science and sealing air leaks are newer concepts in the insulation industry. Did you know that sealing air leaks is as important as insulating?
Here are just some of the benefits of air sealing:

  • eliminate allergies,
  • stop energy loss, 
  • keep your home cool.

How does air sealing work?
Sealing the “envelope” or “shell” of your home – its outer walls, ceiling, windows, doors, and floors – is often the most cost effective way to improve energy efficiency and comfort. ENERGY STAR estimates that a knowledgeable homeowner or skilled contractor can save up to 20% on heating and cooling costs (or up to 10% on their total annual energy bill) by sealing and insulating. To Seal and Insulate with ENERGY STAR:

  • Seal air leaks throughout the home to stop drafts,
  • Add insulation to block heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer.

Where are air leaks?
Many air leaks and drafts are easy to find because they are easy to feel – like those around windows and doors. But holes hidden in attics, basements, and crawlspaces are usually bigger problems. Sealing these leaks with caulk, spray foam, or weather stripping will have a great impact on improving your comfort and reducing utility bills.

Contact us to learn about the benefits of Air Sealing, or call us: 410-317-4342.


The Best Solution for Insulating your Metal Building: RetroShield

Attention metal construction contractors! METALCON – the premier event for metal construction products – is coming to Baltimore! The event is October 26-28 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

We’ll be there along with our supplier partner FiFoil, talking about insulation technologies for metal buildings including RetroShield.

RetroShield is designed to retrofit insulation in existing metal buildings and upgrade insulation systems in new metal buildings.

RetroShield reduces radiant heat transfer by over 90%, and provides a more appealing finish than other comparable insulation systems.

What makes RetroShield the right product for your next project? RetroShield:

  • Improves thermal performance, saving energy and reducing monthly operating costs.
  • Is quick and easy to install, reducing down time for you, the building owner.
  • Works with all types of metal framing.
  • Does not absorb moisture like standard mass insulation
  • Provides a more attractive finished appearance than other commercial insulation systems (available in white or reflective finishes. Custom colors available.)

The system is mechanically attached to the building’s frame without glue or cables. It doesn’t require additional framing or other alterations to complete the installation process. This installation system helps ensure long-term stability and product performance.

RetroShield® offers maximum energy efficiency for any roof or wall retrofit application. When installed, the RetroShield® System offers continuous insulation, minimizing air leaks. It can be back-loaded with additional insulation for specific thermal performance or R-value requirements.

For more about RetroShield® click here to download the brochure, or visit us live at METALCON!

Come See Us at METALCON!

Attention metal construction contractors! METALCON – the premier event for metal construction products – is coming to Baltimore! The event is October 26-28 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

We’ll be there along with our supplier partner FiFoil, talking about insulation technologies for metal buildings. Be sure to come see us!

Why You Should Choose the Blown In Wall System

When it comes to insulating walls, most people think of fiberglass batt insulation. For years, fiberglass batt insulation was the only way to insulate walls. Today’s construction technology has many other options! One cost-effective and energy-efficient option is the blown in wall system.

The blown in wall system provides a high-efficiency energy blanket of insulation at a fraction of the cost of spray foam insulation. This system is installed in open cavities during the construction or remodeling process, and can be used in residential or commercial buildings. The blown in wall system gives homes a seamless, thermally efficient blanket of insulation that completely fills any void in the wall cavity.

Here’s how it works:

  • Fabric mesh is installed across the open wall cavity. It is tacked to each stud in the wall assembly.
  • Loose-fill fiberglass insulation is blown behind the fabric mesh. It is installed at a density that fills all voids in the wall cavity.
  • The penetrations in the mesh are sealed to hold the product in place.

There are many benefits to installing the blown in wall system in your next project. The blown in wall system offers:

  • Higher r-values than traditional fiberglass batt insulation, saving on heating and cooling expenses.
  • Reduced air infiltration. National laboratory tests have shown a 68% reduction in air infiltration when installing a blown in wall system over fiberglass batt insulation.
    • TAKE ENERGY EFFICIENCY ONE STEP FURTHER! Air seal each wall cavity prior to installing a blown in wall system to further increase efficiency!
  • Excellent sound control. Because loose fill fiberglass insulation completely fills the wall cavity, noise transfer is reduced.
  • Does not settle. Because the insulation is dense packed, there’s no chance of it setting and affecting r-value.

Interested in learning more about the blown in wall system? Call us with questions or to schedule a free estimate.


Thirty Years, and a Special Celebration

We are proud to salute our partner company, Southland Insulators, and their celebration of 30 years in business.

In celebration of this milestone, founder Gerald R. Palmer and his team chose to make a special donation to benefit the life of a wounded warrior.

To read more about Southland Insulators and this donation, click here. 

The DeVere Team is Going to the Dogs!

We are so proud to share this story!

Our team member, Tim Smith, owns Jake, a Black and Tan Coonhound. Tim adopted Jake from a dog rescue in Phoenix, MD. Tim noticed Jake’s nose for tracking when he did it for fun a few times after obedience classes.

Today, Jake and Tim volunteer for Dogs Finding Dogs. Dogs Finding Dogs is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of highly trained handlers and dogs that can track and find a lost pet.

Jake has success tracking both dogs and cats, and is known for his endurance and stamina. While Jake can do all types of tracks, his breed is built for rural tracks where the animal being searched has covered a lot of ground.

Click here to learn more about Dogs Finding Dogs and see a recent track Jake was involved in.

Hybrid System: HY-Fi in Baltimore, MD

Homeowners and builders today are installing high-performing hybrid insulation systems. These systems have the air sealing properties of spray foam at a lower cost than full foam. Until now, most hybrid systems are thought of as spray foam finished with fiberglass.

The innovative HY-Fi hybrid insulation system from Fi-Foil is changing that. And both contractors and homeowners are thrilled with the results.

The HY-Fi hybrid insulation system provides a very cost-effective approach to creating high R-value walls.  When used in combination with traditional insulation, such as fiberglass batts or spray foam, the HY-Fi hybrid insulation system creates a superior insulating system.

Here are some benefits of using HY-Fi on your next project:

  • HY-Fi enhances the performance of the building envelope by maximizing open air spaces in the wall cavity.
  • HY-Fi reflects heat away from the cavity and adds high-performing R-value to the wall. This additional R-value can reduce the amount of spray foam insulation needed to achieve the desired R-Value, reducing overall project cost.
  • HY-Fi can help you achieve a higher R-value in small wall spaces. It’s an ideal solution in areas with strict building codes.
  • HY-Fi is more efficient to install than fiberglass, meaning your job can be installed in less time than before.
  • The air cavity that is created between the spray foam and HY-Fi is a builder’s dream! Now contractors and homeowners have the ability to run additional cables (audio, video, etc) behind finished walls without having to drill through full spray foam.


To schedule a call with our estimating department, contact our office. We are happy to help!

Police Supervisors Association Golf Tournament

On June 6th the team at DeVere Insulation sponsored and participated in the seventh annual Anne Arundel County Police Supervisors Association Golf Tournament.

The tournament benefits the International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local 799, representing the Police Sergeants, who are the first line supervisors, of the Anne Arundel County Police Department in Anne Arundel County. The Association participates in a number of community outreach programs. This golf outing is one several fundraising events held throughout the year to provide support for these program. In the past, the Association has supported Special Olympics, Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, various youth athletic programs, Concerns of Police Survivors and other charity organizations.

Like a fish out of water…

Here’s one for the record books! A customer called needing insulation for a new home they were building. We were excited to learn this house was located on Little Island in the Magothy River in Pasadena, MD. There is no road access to this island – but we didn’t let that stop us! We welcomed the challenge to find a way to get our truck and crew out to the job site. As you’ll see by the photo to the left, we ferried our truck and crew over to the island to complete the job. What a fun opportunity for our team!

Have a tricky insulation problem? Give us a call, we’d love to help you solve it.