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...
4 Reasons to Consider Spray Foam Insulation

4 Reasons to Consider Spray Foam Insulation

Are you considering spray foam insulation for your home or business in the Batesville, AR area? Spray foam insulation might have additional costs initially, but it’s high R-value and long lasting guarantee makes it our top recommendation. Here are 4 benefits for you to think about. – None of these benefits work out if your spray foam is not installed properly. At Reeves Insulation, we provide over 30 years of expertise in insulation and home energy conservation. As a family owned business, we believe in affordable prices and quality work. If you have questions about installing spray foam insulation in the Batesville, AR area, give us a call at (870) 793-2623. Higher R-value with Spray Foam Insulation Spray foam insulation, when installed properly, is a more effective insulation than its competitors. A higher R-value means lower energy bills and comfortable indoor temperatures during the hot Arkansas summer. Unlike cellulose and fiberglass, spray foam insulation bonds with the studs and walls. This provides a nearly air-tight sealant for the building. Spray foam can fill cracks and fit into oddly shaped parts of the building. Proper airflow with Spray Foam Insulation Nearly air-tight? Buildings need to breathe. An air-tight sealant would compromise the structural integrity of the building and cause the air inside to become stale. Spray foam is designed to allow your building to breathe. It is flexible enough to accommodate movement in wooden studs and walls over the years. Open-cell spray foam is designed to breathe just enough to allow moisture through without compromising the R-value of the insulation. Closed-cell spray foam is waterproof. It is used in any...
What You Need to Know About Insulation

What You Need to Know About Insulation

While most people don’t give much thought to what’s in their attic or behind their walls, proper insulation is key when it comes to having a comfortable home, lowering energy usage, and preventing moisture problems. The Role of Insulation There are three types of heat flow mechanisms: conduction, convection, and radiation. Conduction is the way heat travels through materials. Convection is the way heat circulates in liquid and gases. And radiation travels in a straight line and heats anything solid in its path. According to the Department of Energy (energy.gov), heat flows from warmer to cooler until there is no longer a temperature difference, regardless of the mechanism. So in the summer, it keeps the warm air outside, and in the winter, it keeps the warm air inside. It does this by trapping pockets of air which slows down the heat flow process. How It’s Rated Insulation is rated by the measurement of resistance the material has to heat transfer, also known as R-value. The higher the R-value the more effective the insulation is. The installation greatly affects the R-value of the material. If installed poorly, this can cut the value substantially. For example, you can install R-30 fiberglass batts but if the batts are not installed perfectly flush with the attic floor, it can cut down to less than half. The reason is because there are gaps between the insulation and the attic floor, which can cause convection heat in those gaps. That heat then turns into radiation heat from the attic floor to inside the home. For more information about R-Value, visit us here. Types of Insulation...