Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
As the days get shorter and colder, it's time to think about how to best protect your home from cooler temperatures. One of the culprits of high winter heating bills is poor or nonexistent insulation.
Heat moves from areas of higher temperature to areas of lower temperature. The earth below grade is usually at a lower temperature than what people would find comfortable in their homes, especially in the winter. Consequently, there is a constant stream of heat loss by conduction through a home's foundation and into the outside earth.
An alternative to fiberglass insulation is ExTremeBloc insulation panels. The water-resistant panels are 2 inches thick and infused with graphite powder to reflect heat and lower the material's conductivity for a superior insulating value.
All insulation is tested to determine how well it resists transfer of heat. That is what the "R" in insulation's R-value stands for, resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the higher the resistance and the greater the insulating value.
ExTremeBloc insulation has an overall R-11 value, which is two to three times greater than foam board or other insulating materials of the same thickness.
ExTremeBloc can be installed to the exterior foundation walls along with the SentrySeal Waterproofing Membrane. When a foundation has to be dug up in order to repair the foundation anyway, it is the perfect time to insulate, while the wall is exposed.
ExTremeBloc can also be installed inside the home, and is perfect for crawl space walls. In addition to resisting heat conduction, ExTremeBloc boasts a radiant barrier, which reflects heat back into the crawl space for ultimate energy savings. The panels can also be installed on the perimeter of the floor framing system (rim joist) for maximum energy savings.
A homeowner in West Jefferson, OH, recently had work done in her crawl space, including the installation of ExTremeBloc insulation panels. It helped transform the formerly damp area to a healthier one. The rooms above the crawl space now seem warmer!
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Ohio Basement Authority can help you insulate your crawl space or home's exterior. Contact us today to get a no cost, no obligation free estimate. Ohio Basement Authority serves the Greater Columbus area including Columbus, Delaware, Powell, Westerville, Blacklick, Dublin, Pickerington, Reynoldsburg, Lancaster, Newark, and nearby.