Available in Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo, NY
Many older homes have less insulation than homes built today, but even adding insulation to a newer home can pay for itself within a few years.
Your Local Insulation Contractor
It is no mystery why insulation is so important to homes in Rochester, NY, as our winters here can be brutal. One thing that is a mystery is whether your home is fully insulated and keeping you protected. Lack of insulation can be detrimental to your home’s energy costs and a struggle in keeping your home warm during the cold winter months.
Areas of Your Home That Can Lack the Appropriate Insulation
It can be a dramatic surprise during a home inspection to find specific areas of your home that are not insulated properly or at all. But don’t worry, we have you covered. Here are some common areas of your home that might not provide efficient insulation:
- Attic insulation
- Basement Insulation
- Crawl Space Insulation
- Exterior Walls of your home
Benefits of Proper Placed Insulation
Older homes and even some newer ones have insulation, but they usually do not have enough. Graves Brothers offers insulation services that can completely transform your home in more ways than just keeping you warm and saving money in your pocket.
A properly installed insulation system offers immediate and long-term benefits throughout the seasons. It is vital to make sure your home is adequately insulated, specifically in the attic, because it will decrease your chances of mold growth, amongst other things.
When people think about home insulation, they think about staying warm in the winter and reducing their heating and cooling bills. Insulation does much more than that.
- Protects your family and home from pests and drafts
- Prevents moisture condensation
- Enhances process performance
- Increases the resale value of your home – Not something you can see, but potential buyers will see it noted on the listing, adding value to the purchase of their new home
- Reduces noise levels – Most common in older homes, noise levels from outside are reduced by adding new insulation
- Fire resistant
- Reduces emissions of pollutants
- Decrease your chance of mold growth – A properly insulated and ventilated attic can greatly reduce the chances of mold forming
Live in comfort knowing you will feel more secure about the money you saved with updated insulation
Adding Insulation to Your Home
To determine how much insulation you will need, first find out how much you already have and where it is in your home. A qualified home energy auditor from Graves Brothers can assist you with this process.
A home energy audit will not only include an insulation check of your entire house but also identify areas that require air sealing.
Types of Insulation Materials We Carry
Typically fitted between the studs and beams already existing in your home. Relatively inexpensive insulation that is the most common and widely available.
Extremely small particles of fiber and foam that can fit between any space without interrupting any structure that already exists. Excellent form of insulation that fits where other insulation does not.
Liquid foam materials that are sprayed or injected into walls, attic surfaces or even under the floors of your home. This has a great effect to insulate and reduce air leakage.
Building a New Home?
Our team goes through a granular process to make sure your new home is properly coated with the best insulation that fits your needs.
Fix issues before they even start by properly planning ahead with Graves Brothers Insulation contractors.
Our Preferred Insulation Brand
We use InsulSafe SP® from Certainteed which offers many benefits:
- Quick, clean and easy installation
- Can be installed right over your current insulation
- Lasts for the lifetime of your home
- Will not rot, decay, corrode or settle
- Excellent sound control to make your home quieter
- Certified for superior indoor air quality and regularly tested by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute for Indoor Air Quality
- Meets local and federal standards and is regularly tested by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center to verify the insulation performs as stated
Installing thermally-efficient InsulSafe SP® is one of the most cost-effective energy conservation measures you can take.