The Green Insulation Industry

     I received an email today from a random person reading this blog telling me that insulation was not a green product. So I want to know about the insulation industry. I will start by telling you the selling and installing of insulation is on of the premier industries in the United States. Insulation helps in many ways, it strengthens our economy and our country in many ways. First, the general selling and installation (as any product) helps the economy by generating tax revenue and job opportunities. Secondly, Insulation benefits whomever purchases it by reducing utility bills. Think your power bills and gas bills are high now, well the would more than double if your home did not have any insulation. Yes, insulation not only pays for itself every 2-3 years but keeps paying for itself every 2-3 years. It is the savings account you did not know you had. Insulation is a recycled product. Much of your recycling is made into insulation products.  Fiberglass is made of 80% recycled glass and cellulose insulation is 100% recycled newspapers.   Lastly, and most importantly, insulation significantly reduces pollution and our carbon footprint.  How?  80%+ of the nation’s power is generated by burning coal into the atmosphere polluting our air and water globally. Well insulation just cut your polluting and your carbon footprint in half. Think all homes have insulation. Wrong. And if your home is over 10 years old you need twice as much as you currently have. It will reduce utility bills around 35%. Even a brand new home is usually built to the minimum building code of the State and not to Energy Star requirements. Current Compliance is R-19 in the crawl space, R-15 in the walls and R-38 in the attic. Your can look on the paper backing of the insulation and there should be a label stating the R-Value. In the attic you will have to measure how deep the insulation is to determine the R-Value. Here is a complete listing of R-Values.  Don.t want to do it yourself?  Well call us today for you free inspection.  (919) 924-7600

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