Anchorage, Alaska
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The Basics of Home Insulation January 11, 2017

Anchorage, Anchorage County
The Basics of Home Insulation , Anchorage, Alaska

With over 20 years of experience with residential and commercial insulation throughout Alaska, Carlos Inc. Insulation knows a thing or two about keeping a building comfortable and efficient. However, they realize not everybody is an expert regarding the installation and benefits of insulation. This is why this family owned and operated company based in Anchorage offers a quick FAQ regarding insulation in your home.

imageWhat Is It?

Insulation is a layer of material between your wall and the outside world with the primary function being to reduce heat loss. Think about how adequate insulation can translate into energy savings during the cold winter and hot summer. Insulation can also be used around central heating boilers and hot water pipes to help keep heat from escaping these areas.

What Is It Made Of?

Insulation is made from a variety of materials including fiberglass, cellulose, polyurethane, and foam spray. The most common types of home insulation, however, are composed of molten glass or rock, which is then spun into fine strands of wool. Often the glass used in home insulation contains a high proportion of recycled materials.

Does All Insulation Offer The Same Protection?

Home insulation is measured regarding how well it resists heat flow. This measurement is known as the insulation’s R-Value. If you need a very resistant home insulation product, you’ll want to find one with a higher R-Value. Keep in mind different areas of your home may require different insulation as well.

Not sure which insulation is right for your home? Give the professionals at Carlos Inc. Insulation a call today at (907) 227-3096 or visit them online for more information. Their licensed, bonded, and insured team can provide you with a free estimate before you make this energy-saving commitment. 

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