Insulation

Types:

Fiberglass or Cellulose Blown: recommended for attics or existing walls.

Fiberglass Batts: recommended for new construction.

Spray Foam:  recommended for newly constructed walls and sound proofing.

Foam Block: For new wall, sound proofing and block fill.

Home Energy Performance Test: Does your home have high heating and cooling bills? Call us today for information on getting a low cost home energy assessment.

Accreditations:

  • Boak & Sons is a Master Circle Contractor for Johns Manville (1 out of only 65 in North America)
  • Our president was recently inducted as one of 12 members on the Johns Manville National Advisory Board.
  • Boak & Sons has a full-time "HERS" Rater on Staff.  A "HERS" Rater is a person trained and certified by an accredited Home Energy Rating Provider to inspect and evaluate a home's energy features, prepare a home energy rating and make recommendations for improvements that will save the homeowner energy and money.

 

Question: 
What does insulation really do?
Answer: 

A well-insulated home, particularly one that is insulated with fiber glass insulation, is one of the most cost-effective ways of saving energy and reducing heating and cooling bills while adding to the thermal and acoustical comfort of a home.

Question: 
Why do I need a professional to install my insulation?
Answer: 

To do the job properly is the short answer. The professional will install the correct amount of insulation you need and avoid the common mistakes that cause air filtration or making the house "too tight". Improperly installed insulation can cause you to spend too much on heating/cooling or even cause structural damage to the house due to humidity or moisture build up. The professional will do the job right the first time.

Question: 
What is R-Value?
Answer: 

Insulation is identified and labeled by R-Value. "R" stands for resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-Value, the greater the insulation power.

Question: 
Does a company have to be lead certified for certain jobs?
Answer: 

Yes, the new EPA rule states that on or after April 22, 2010, firms working in pre-1978 homes and child occupied facilities must be certified and use lead-safe practices during renovations. Boak & Sons has obtained this certification and will follow EPA lead-safe guidelines for jobs that require such treatment.