Spray Foam Insulation and More: Protect Yourself From Allergies Year-Round

Spray Foam Insulation and More: Protect Yourself From Allergies Year-Round

If you have allergies you’ve probably tried every trick in the book to make them go away. Have you ever considered spray foam insulation? Good insulation in your home can actually help with your allergies while you are indoors. Outfitting your home to protect you and your family from the elements goes beyond good structure and sufficient insulation. Sealing up your home properly will cut down on the number of allergens in the air. Still got questions? We’ll stop by your home and do an energy audit. This audit will help determine where the air is coming into your home. Here are a few more tips: It’s important for those who suffer from allergies to take steps and minimize exposure to allergens all year, both indoors and out. Here are some tips to keep you healthy, energetic, and active throughout the year! Leave Jackets and Shoes Outside the Door One way to keep pollen from getting into your home and making you miserable is to leave your shoes and jacket outside the door during spring, summer, and fall. If this isn’t possible, try a closet or mudroom inside. The more you can do to prevent allergens from being tracked into your home, the better! Consider Wood or Laminate Flooring Carpet not only grabs ahold of anything you bring in on your shoes and clothes, it can also harbor dust, pet dander, and other allergens. To keep everyone in your home in optimal health, consider removing carpet and replacing your flooring with something easy to sweep and care for. You can even use disposable dusting cloths on the floor if...
Spray Foam Insulation|Tips to Keep Consistent Temperature Throughout Your Home

Spray Foam Insulation|Tips to Keep Consistent Temperature Throughout Your Home

There’s nothing more frustrating than having some rooms in your home be freezing while others are perfectly comfortable. Or maybe some areas of your home are simply hot no matter what you do. Ideally, your heating and cooling systems would keep your home at a constant temperature. Don’t overwork your HVAC systems! Get all your rooms to a comfortable temperature with spray foam insulation. Upgrading your home insulation in just a few ways can save you money on your energy bills and give you a good night sleep. Here are some tips you need this winter! Have Proper Home Insulation While there are steps you can take to make small differences, they will all be for nothing if you’re insulation isn’t what it needs to be. Do you have cellulose insulation that’s settled (this is rare but it can happen in historic Arkansas homes)? If you are adding to your home, or renovating,  it may be time to upgrade to spray foam insulation. The best way to assess your home insulation and energy needs is to have an energy audit — we can do that for you!. From there, be sure you find a reputable insulation company in the Batesville or Jonesboro area to help you out. — You might consider these guys. We have over 30 years of experience serving this community, so you know that when you work with Reeves Insulation you’re getting the very best quality materials and workmanship! Clean Air Vents Regularly Check your air vents in each room. You might be surprised to find that one or more is actually clogged up. Even if...
Lower your monthly energy bill and stay cooler this summer with Spray foam insulation

Lower your monthly energy bill and stay cooler this summer with Spray foam insulation

Housing insulation has come a long way over the years. Back in the day people just poured stuff into their walls to slow heat loss. Sawdust was a popular choice until replaced by vermiculite, small pebbles like kitty litter. You are probably most familiar with fiberglass insulation. When it comes to insulating our homes we have better means at our disposal now a days. Spray foam insulation is the best way to cost effectively keep your home cool. Benefits of spray foam insulation. Create an air barrier. Seal air leaks with spray foam. It will expand to fill cracks that other insulation types can not reach. Waterproofing. Other types of insulation have no protection from moisture. Spray foam is a polyurethane spray that acts as a highly effective barrier keeping the moisture out. There are two basic types of spray foam insulation: 1-part foam: This is the type of foam sold in hardware stores. It is very sticky when sprayed and begins to expand as soon as it is sprayed. 2-part foam: One part foam is great for filling in cracks and gaps around your home, but when you have a large area like an attic 2 part foam is what is used. It is made up of resin and a catalyst that are mixed together when sprayed. Do it yourself or hire a professional? DIY spray foam kit Pros: If you need to insulate a small area then a do it yourself kit is fast, and possibly the cheapest way to go. You can easily find a kit at a local hardware store like Lowes and Home Depot....
Why you should choose spray foam insulation (and let us do the installation).

Why you should choose spray foam insulation (and let us do the installation).

 With the combined experience of over 30 years, we’re a little biased about hiring experts when it comes to insulation installation. It might be an extra cost initially. It will be worth it when you see your insulation keep your energy bills low year after year. As the “spray foam experts” we know a poorly insulated home when we see it—or feel it when we walk through the door on days with extreme, insulation-testing temperatures. Spray foam won’t perform it’s best unless it is installed correctly. All that efficiency lost right through the walls. The benefits of spray foam insulation. Spray foam is an excellent insulator. The initial cost for the foam and installation will pay for itself and save you more money with years of lower electricity bills. Here are just a few ways spray foam will benefit your home. You will have better air quality inside your home. Air quality is not something many homeowners think of when they are choosing insulation. The quality of your insulation determines how well the air will be filtered coming through the walls. Spray foam is a great air sealant. Your home will be quieter. Got a large family? Your home office needs to be protected from distractions. Spray foam works to absorb sound with its high R-value. You’ll be working in a much quieter environment. Spray foam will last longer. You might not see this benefit of spray foam during your day to day activities. As the years pass by, you’ll appreciate the peace of mind you’ll have knowing that your insulation has not settled or become inefficient. The benefits...
3 Ways Spray Foam Can Improve Your Life

3 Ways Spray Foam Can Improve Your Life

At Reeves Insulation, we’ve helped many homeowners and businesses save money on utility bills by installing spray foam insulation. Our team has over 30 years of experience when it comes to building efficiency. For more information about Reeves Insulation and how you’re supporting a locally owned, family owned business, click here.  There are many things you can do to make your building more efficient and save on your utility bills. We offer services with replacement windows, air sealing, and weatherization. When it comes down to it, there is no substitute for starting with a quality insulating material. Spray foam insulation can offer the R-value you need and additional protection from mold and pests. 1. Save money on your utility bills. When it comes to insulating a building, you can’t get much better than spray foam insulation. For a home being built or remodeled, spray foam is a top choice for many builders. The extra cash you spend on spray foam will get back to you when it comes time to pay the utility bills. 2. Cut down on Noise Pollution. Got noisy neighbors? Or simply a household full of many different activities going on at the same time? The high r-value of spray foam makes it great at reducing noise. If you are looking for a good place to install a home theater in your home, but all your options are just outside bedrooms, spray foam can help. With spray foam on the interior walls of your home, the noise from your home theater will be much less noted by those sleeping nearby.     3. No Pests. The seal...
What is R-Value?

What is R-Value?

It’s important to know what R-Value you are looking for when determining what insulation will be best for your home or business. To find the right R-Value you need to consider the following: ● the climate your building is located in, ● what part of the building you are insulating, ● how much you are wanting to spend on insulation, ● and the type of insulation you think will work best for you. The “R” in R-Value stands for resistance. It’s a measurement of the insulation’s thermal resistance. Insulation is designed to trap the heat coming into, or traveling out of your home through conduction. As it traps the air, it prevents the temperature of your home from equalizing with the outdoors. The more thermal resistance your insulation provides, the more efficient it is at slowing down this process. How much “R” do you need? In Arkansas, we deal with some pretty harsh summer heat. So we insulate our buildings a little differently than they would in the northern states. The Department of Energy recommends using insulation rated from R-30 to R-60 in the attic of a wooden Arkansas home. R-13 to R-15 in walls and R-25 under the floor. These numbers will differ based on the type of building you are insulating. Are you re-insulating or wanting to add more insulation to your building? A well insulated building is great for the environment and for your wallet when it comes time to pay the electric bill. If you’ve got questions about which insulation would be best for your building, give Reeves Insulation a call at 870-793-2623. Our team...