Even if you live in an older home, there’s no reason you need to shiver through the winter or roast in the summer. If your house does not have enough insulation which is common in homes built before 1980, when energy awareness began to take hold, bringing it up to current standards will make it more comfortable all year long. Plus, you will save anywhere from 10% to 50% on heating and cooling bills.
Many of our clients at Chase Insulation ask us about how we install insulation in closed ceilings and walls. If your walls already have some insulation, you probably can’t add more without tearing into the drywall. This is not a cost-effective process unless you are remodelling, the process is simple its called drill and fill. The method of drill and fill means that small holes are drilled into each bay of the wall. Then we use cellulose blown-in insulation to fill the cavity closing off any air gaps. This technique ensures that every area of the wall or ceiling is completely filled with insulation. With traditional batt insulation, there is no guarantee that every space is filled.
The professional team at Chase Insulation from West Lorne ensures a top quality job every time; here is our installation process:
• Depending on your home, drilling will either be from the inside or the outside of the house.
• One-to two-inch diameter holes are drilled into each bay.
• The two installers use cellulose insulation to fill each bay of a wall providing maximum insulation.
• After all holes and bays are filled with cellulose insulation, each hole is patched up.
• This process can also be used to fill the space between floors, cutting down on the sound transfer and reducing outside noise.
• Cellulose blown-in insulation can also be used in attic top up’s to increase your R-Value.
Cellulose Blown-In Insulation For Older Homes
During the winter months, drafts in specific areas of a home are caused by cold air entering around window frames, doorways and gaps in the walls. By having extra insulation added to these areas, your family can avoid having to cope with chilly drafts.
Homes built before 1979 typically have little or no wall insulation. In many homes batt insulation can only provide incomplete insulation which allows for more heat to escape. The answer to incomplete wall insulation is the drill and fill process. In older homes that might already have old wall insulation that is no longer performing, we use drill and fill techniques to re-insulate the walls and provide maximum R-value coverage helping our clients beat the changing climates in Southwestern Ontario.
At Chase Insulation, with our years of experience in the insulation industry, we know that the amount of insulation required by code is not enough to keep your home comfortable and save you money on energy bills.
To understand if any of these issues affect your home, contact the team at Chase Insulation; proudly serving London Ontario, West Lorne, Chatham and surrounding area.