INSULATION

Insulating your home correctly with quality materials is one of the most important ways for you to make sure you have an efficient and warm home in the winter and also a cool home in the summer months.  All American stocks all the products you need to make sure you achieve the R-Value you are looking for. From poly vapor barriers to fiberglass and cellulose insulation to 250bf spray foam kits and foam or cardboard attic proper vents we have the wide variety of products that any homeowner or contractor needs to properly insulate their home.  You can scroll down the page and learn more about types of insulation and the products we have available through our stores.

How much insulation is enough?

Insulation is measured in R-values. So, the higher the R-value, the better your walls, floors and ceilings will resist the transfer of heat. The amount of insulation you need depends on where you live. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has established thermal (or R-value) recommendations for homes based on geographic zones.

Glass mineral wool residential building insulation products come in R-values ranging from R-8 to R-38 for glass mineral wool batts and rolls. Glass mineral wool blowing insulation can also be blown in an attic to nearly any R-value. You’ll find the R-value of your insulation printed on the package or bag it comes in. R-values are also printed on the facings of glass mineral wool batts and rolls.

No matter what kind of insulation you currently have in your attic, one quick way to determine if you need more is to look across the span of your attic. If your insulation is just level with or below your floor joists (i.e., you can easily see your joists), you should add more. If you cannot see any of the floor joists because the insulation is well above them, you probably have enough and adding more may not be cost-effective. It is important that the insulation be evenly distributed with no low spots; sometimes there is enough insulation in the middle of the attic and very little along the eaves. To see how to add insulation out to the eaves, see Installing Rafter Vents. If your attic insulation covers your joists and is distributed evenly, you probably have enough.

How Much Should I Add?

Insulation levels are specified by R-Value. R-Value is a measure of insulation’s ability to resist heat flow. The higher the R-Value, the better the thermal performance of the insulation. The recommended level for most attics is to insulate to R-38 or about 10 to 14 inches, depending on insulation type.

Add the Right Kind of Insulation

When adding additional insulation, you do not have to use the same type of insulation that currently exists in your attic. You can add loose fill on top of fiberglass batts or blankets, and vice-versa. If you use fiberglass over loose fill, make sure the fiberglass batt has no paper or foil backing; it needs to be “unfaced.” If you choose to add loose fill, we have a blower machine to install it in our Rental Center.

Insulation Pays

As energy prices continue to rise, it pays to insulate—in more ways than one. Adding more insulation to your home or building can put money in your pocket.

In addition to lower utility bills, according to the EPA, for every $1 homeowners saved on annual fuel bills due to energy-efficient home improvements, their home’s value jumped by $20 or more.

Some local governments and many utility companies offer consumers cash incentives for simply upgrading their insulation. Find out about additional financial incentives in your area.

Lower Mortgage Payments

Planning on financing a new home? Consider an energy-efficient mortgage to help offset added construction costs due to energy improvements. The benefits include:

  1. Allowing borrowers to qualify for a larger mortgage as a result of energy savings
  2. Reduced monthly operating costs
  3. 100% of energy improvements can be financed—up to 15% of the value of the home for existing homes and 5% of the home’s value for new construction

 

Weather Blanket R-19 Cellulose Insulation

Weather Blanket is a cellulose insulation made from recycled newspaper. It contains no ammonium sulfate and can be sprayed in attics, side walls and cathedral ceilings. It has also been tested and passed by Underwriters Laboratories in accordance with UL 723 and ASTM C-739 characteristics and meets the Federal Standard HH-I-515D for use in government structures.  
Item # 1058561
40.4 Square Foot bag / R-19

Insulsafe R-30 Blow-In Insulation by Certainteed

Item # 1901401
72.5 Square Foot bag / R-30

Cellulose Insulation Blower

FORCE 2 INSULATION BLOWER

Intec’s FORCE/2 provides fast production, high uptime and minimal maintenance.  Ideal for dense packing, the FORCE/2 has a compact airlock and powerful blower motor to ensure efficient operation.  Now available with 2-stage blower motor with psi over 5.7.  Applications vary from attic installs,dense pack, spray-in, and spray-on.

Production Rates
2400lbs/hour Cellulose
700 lbs/hourfiberglass
2100lbs/hour rockwool

Contact our Rental Center for the equipment to install your own cellulose insulation.

FOAMULAR 250 2″ x 4′ x 8′ R-10 Square Edge Insulation Sheathing

  • Saves energy and resists moisuture with limited lifetime warranty
  • Easily snaps into smaller boards for best fit with scored edge
  • Closed cell XPS foam panel can be layered for more cost savings

Item # 1052609

FOAMULAR 250 1/2″ x 4′ x 8′ R-3 Square Edge Insulation Sheathing

  • Saves energy and resists moisture with limited lifetime warranty
  • Blocks mildew, corrosion and rot; easy to cut and install
  • Strong, lightweight pink foam panels don’t require special tools

Item # 12EP

R-11 Unfaced Roll Fiberglass Insulation 3-1/2″ x 15″  x 40′ – 50 sqft

  • Cuts easier for faster installation, with low dust and low hassle
  • Continuous rolls length for ease of installation
  • UL Environment as formaldehyde-free, (no Red List chemicals)

Item # 312215FS

R-11 Kraft Faced Roll Fiberglass Insulation 3-1/2″ x 15″  x 40′ – 50 sqft

  • Cuts easier for faster installation, with low dust and low hassle
  • Continuous rolls length for ease of installation
  • UL Environment as formaldehyde-free, (no Red List chemicals)

Item # 312215KS

R-11 Unfaced Batt Fiberglass Insulation 3-1/2″ x 23″  x 94″ – 9 Batts/Bag

  • Cuts easier for faster installation, with low dust and low hassle
  • Continuous rolls length for ease of installation
  • UL Environment as formaldehyde-free, (no Red List chemicals)

Item # 31223FF

R-11 Kraft Faced Roll Fiberglass Insulation 3-1/2″ x 23″  – 135.12 sqft

  • Cuts easier for faster installation, with low dust and low hassle
  • Continuous rolls length for ease of installation
  • UL Environment as formaldehyde-free, (no Red List chemicals)

Item # 31223K

R-13 Kraft Faced Roll Fiberglass Insulation 3-1/2″ x 15″  – 40 sqft

  • Cuts easier for faster installation, with low dust and low hassle
  • Continuous rolls length for ease of installation
  • UL Environment as formaldehyde-free, (no Red List chemicals)

Item # 1000320

R-13 Unfaced Batt Fiberglass Insulation 3-1/2″ x 15″ x 93″ – 9 Batts – 87.19 sqft

  • Cuts easier for faster installation, with low dust and low hassle
  • Continuous rolls length for ease of installation
  • UL Environment as formaldehyde-free, (no Red List chemicals)

Item # 1000589

R-19 Unfaced Batt Fiberglass Insulation 6-1/4″ x 15″ x 94″ – 5 Batts – 49.77 sqft

  • Cuts easier for faster installation, with low dust and low hassle
  • Continuous rolls length for ease of installation
  • UL Environment as formaldehyde-free, (no Red List chemicals)

Item # 615FF

R-19 Kraft Faced Fiberglass Insulation Roll 6-1/4″ x 15″ x 39.16 ft. – 48.96 sqft

  • Cuts easier for faster installation, with low dust and low hassle
  • Continuous rolls length for ease of installation
  • UL Environment as formaldehyde-free, (no Red List chemicals)

Item # 615K

R-19 UnFaced Fiberglass Insulation Roll 6-1/4″ x 23″ x 39.16 ft. – 75.07 sqft

  • Cuts easier for faster installation, with low dust and low hassle
  • Continuous rolls length for ease of installation
  • UL Environment as formaldehyde-free, (no Red List chemicals)

Item # 623F

R-19 Kraft Faced Fiberglass Insulation Roll 6-1/4″ x 23″ x 39.16 ft. – 75.07 sqft

  • Cuts easier for faster installation, with low dust and low hassle
  • Continuous rolls length for ease of installation
  • UL Environment as formaldehyde-free, (no Red List chemicals)

Item # 623K

R-21 Kraft Faced Fiberglass Insulation Batt 15 in. x 93 in. – 67.81sqft

  • Cuts easier for faster installation, with low dust and low hassle
  • 1 ft. increments marked on kraft paper for faster installation
  • UL Environment as formaldehyde-free, (no Red List chemicals)

Item # 1000321

R-30 Kraft Faced Fiberglass Insulation Batt 24 in. x 48 in. – 88sqft

  • Cuts easier for faster installation, with low dust and low hassle
  • 1 ft. increments marked on kraft paper for faster installation
  • UL Environment as formaldehyde-free, (no Red List chemicals)

Item # 1024K

R-38 Kraft Faced Fiberglass Insulation Batt 24 in. x 48 in. – 64 sqft

  • Cuts easier for faster installation, with low dust and low hassle
  • 1 ft. increments marked on kraft paper for faster installation
  • UL Environment as formaldehyde-free, (no Red List chemicals)

Item # 1224K