Most homeowners know insulation is vital to having a comfortable and energy-efficient home. Insulating your home’s exterior walls prevents condensation and puts a blanket-like barrier between your home’s interior and extreme outdoor temperatures.
Rocket Insulation is the area’s leading provider of superior home insulation products and installation services. Over the years, we’ve provided homeowners in Long Island and the surrounding area with exceptional residential insulation services. Our goal is to make your life easier and more comfortable by offering top-quality products and competitive pricing. We deliver an excellent customer experience with every insulation project we do.
Need wall insulation for your Southampton, Great Neck, Rosyln or Long Island home? Contact Rocket Insulation & Coatings online today or call us at 631-750-9075 to schedule an appointment.
How Much Insulation Do You Need?
It’s important to keep in mind that it’s the tiny air pockets, not a certain quantity of insulation, that help keep your home comfortable. Striking the perfect balance between too little and too much insulation is the best way to keep your household warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
How effective your home’s wall insulation will be is determined by its R-value, the standard unit of measurement for all insulation. The “R” stands for absolute thermal resistance. The higher the number, the better your insulation material is at resisting outdoor heat and cold. R-value contributors include thickness, density and the type of insulating material used.
Best Materials for Wall Insulation
There are multiple types of insulation materials, including fiberglass, cellulose, natural fiber, foam board, foils, and rock and slag wool. Fiberglass batts, rolls, and loose-fill are the most popular choices by far, and they’re available in medium- and high-density versions.
Most residential applications call for an R-value of R-13 or R-15, which are designed to sit nicely into modern 2×4 wall systems. Newer homes with 2×6 studs typically use R-19 or R-21 kraft-faced fiberglass insulation. Which insulation material you choose can depend on whether it’s being installed in new construction or being retrofitted into existing walls.
For retrofits, we offer three products:
- Fiberglass rolls, batts and loose-fill feature excellent insulation levels for a very reasonable price.
- Loose-fill and blown-in cellulose insulation is composed primarily of recycled materials and is considered one of the most eco-friendly options on the market. It has an excellent product life span and superior R-value, making it a great choice for attic spaces.
- Open-cell and closed-cell spray foam insulation is a highly efficient form of insulation that’s applied wet. It expands rapidly to fill in spaces and leaves no gaps or holes.
Need help choosing the right wall insulation for your Long Island, NY home? Contact Rocket Insulation online today or call us at 631-750-9075 to schedule a consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Wall Insulation
Is insulating my home’s interior walls a good idea?
Though it isn’t as common as insulating exterior walls, some people do insulate interior walls to reduce noise transfer between rooms. It may also help keep your HVAC system from working too hard, especially if adjoining rooms aren’t used year-round.
Is there a “best” exterior wall insulation?
Fiberglass, available in batts, rolls, and loose-fill, is the most common wall insulation. To make any insulation the “best” one, be sure it’s properly installed.
Can I install insulation myself?
Some DIYers can handle installing insulation — some can’t. We don’t typically recommend it, because even simple insulation jobs need specialized tools like protective equipment. Spray foam installation also requires a certain expertise. A professional installer ensures the job is done right!
Have more questions about residential insulation for your Southampton, Great Neck, Roslyn, or Long Island home? Contact Rocket Insulation & Coatings online today or call us at 631-750-9075 to learn more or schedule an appointment.