Insulation Basics

At McGlaughlin Insulation, we understand that you may either be a homeowner with no experience with spray foam or cellulose insulation, or you may be a contractor with a lot of experience, and more specific questions. We’re here and happy to educate you on the benefits of spray foam and cellulose insulation and the details of the application process.

Why Insulation Matters

Studies by the US Department of Energy show that 40% of a home’s energy is lost as the result of air infiltration through walls, windows, doorways and the floor. Additional studies show that buildings treated with alternative insulation products such as spray foam and cellulose perform 30-50% better than traditional insulation products, such as fiberglass.

Benefits of Insulation

Using spray foam or cellulose insulation to insulate your residential, commercial or industrial property carries many benefits.

  • Insulation saves on energy costs, resulting in lower utility bills
  • Insulation protects against moisture, reducing chances of mold and mildew
  • Insulation lowers noise levels, serving as a sound barrier
  • Insulation reduces your carbon footprint

Spray foam insulation is the main alternative to traditional fiberglass building insulation, offering many benefits. Since the 1970s, spray foam has built a solid performance record in commercial and industrial applications. It is used to fill sofa cushions, car dashboards, carpet padding and more, and its insulating properties have made it ideal for refrigerator walls, tanks, refrigerated tractor trailers, and the home building envelope.

Cellulose insulation is the new type of insulation to hit the mainstream, and offers many benefits to home owners, property owners and contractors. It is plant fiber that’s used in wall and roof cavities to insulate buildings, reducing drafts and noise.