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Monthly Archives: February 2020

First-Time Homeowner: Maintenance Checklist

Being a firsttime homeowner is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming! Henges Insulation is here to help with tips for first-time homeowners.

Maintenance Checklist For First-Time Homeowners

When you buy your first house it can be very stressful to think of all the maintenance you will need to do. Having a good maintenance checklist can help relieve the stress and anxiety that many homeowners feel.  Many household issues can be avoided with some simple preventative measures.

Here are four articles that should help you get started:

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First-Time Homeowner: Insulation 101

Being a firsttime homeowner is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming! Henges Insulation is here to help with tips for first-time homeowners.

First-Time Homeowner: Insulation Facts

First-Time Homeowner: Insulation Facts

Do you know the benefits of insulation? A properly designed and installed insulation system can provide short and long term benefits.  Insulation can help protect your property and save you money. Read more from the National Insulation Association.

Types of Home Insulation:

Spray Foam Insulation:  Spray foam is made from polyurethane – a closed-cell foam that contains low-conductivity gas in its cells. It is excellent at temperature control and also reduces noise. Spray foam insulation comes in two different types:

  1. Open Cell: The tiny cells are not completely closed. It is a very good air barrier but does not provide any type of water vapor barrier. Open cell is less expensive than closed cell. It is usually used for interior walls because it provides sound reduction as well. It is not recommended for outdoor applications.
  2. Closed Cell: This type of spray foam insulation is much denser. It has a smaller, more compact cell structure. It is a very good air barrier as well as a water vapor barrier. It can be used anywhere in the home

Cellulose Insulation: This insulation is plant based. It is usually made from recycled paper that has been treated to be fire resistant. It is sometimes favored over fiberglass insulation because it is environmentally friendly. Cellulose insulation is treated with fire retardants to meet all federal, state, and local fire safety requirements.

Fiberglass: This type of insulation is a man-made mineral fiber constructed from a variety of materials, such as sand and recycled glass. It is the most popular type of insulation used in the U.S.

Batt (Roll or Rolled) Insulation: Batt insulation is simply fiberglass insulation that is attached to craft paper on one side. This facilitates the installation process by making it easier to handle. It is typically rolled which is why some refer to it as roll or rolled insulation.

BIBS (Blow in Blanket) Insulation: BIBS® is a patented insulation system that blows fiberglass insulation into walls, floors, attics and ceilings. The BIBS® system is very effective because the insulation is free of voids and does not deteriorate over time. It is guaranteed against settling. Contractors must undergo intense training and be licensed to install the BIBS® insulation system. At Henges, we will install your blow in blanket insulation according to the manufacturer’s specifications to ensure that you get the most money for your insulation dollar.

The effectiveness of insulation depends more on the quality of installation than the material used. Tests show that a mere four percent gap from poorly installed insulation can cut your insulation’s performance in half! At Henges Insulation & Fireplaces, we understand this. Our field technicians are thoroughly trained, obtain regular re-certifications throughout their careers, and understand the complexity and importance of insulation.

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Super Bowl Sunday & Henges Insulation

Even on Super Bowl Sunday, you say you need it, we’re going to get it done! Go Chiefs!!!

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