Round Rock TX Fiberglass Batts
For impeccable service of fiberglass batt insulation, the installation should not leave any gaps or compression. Like a coat in winter, the spaces will compromise on the overall comfort as cold air will get in.
To install fiberglass batt insulation well, consider the following steps:
Establish the size of the batt and R-Value your wall needs. MDinsulation carries assessments before embarking on the job. This helps you to come up with a budget as well as understand what to expect. Some homes need repair services in specific places before the fiberglass batt insulation process begins.
Make slits in the batt to make it fit snugly around any wall obstructions like electrical wires or plumbing pipes on the wall. Gaps created behind the obstacles can reduce the insulation R-Value, compromising its performance.
Batt insulation comes either with or without a facing attached. The material that makes the facing has vapor retarding tendencies that help resist the movement of moisture vapor to cold surfaces where it can condense. Vapor retarders may however not be necessary for hot and humid climates. When using unfaced batts, all you need to do is press the batt to the cavity. The batt should fill the cavity correctly. However, compressing fiberglass batts will reduce the R-value considerably.
For faced stabs, stabilize the lip of the flanges facing the wall stud every 8 to 12 inches starting from top to bottom. Eliminate the gaps by pulling the collar down. Ensure the kraft faces the warm side of the wall and flush with the stud so that no penetrators go through.
Eliminate bumps at the studs by making sure staples are hammered flush. This action will go a long way to ensure the drywall application is smooth.
While batts are the cheapest to purchase and install, they hardly get done well, hence compromise its functionality. Some contractors have even called for the outlaw of batt installation. The real problem with fiberglass batt insulation is the lack of experts to fix it well.
MDinsulation is a qualified and authorized fiberglass batt installer. We have successfully installed fiberglass batt in many homes giving them grade I accreditation.
While R-value of insulation is crucial, materials with high R-Value may as well fall below the bar if installed poorly.
At MDinsulation, we walk with our clients all the way. We seek to understand their needs at an individual level. Once we establish what the customer wants, we customize a package for them.