Home Insulation Near Portland, Salem, Eugene, and Roseburg
You don’t need a degree in thermodynamics to understand that heat always spreads out to fill in areas where it is depleted. In the wintertime, heat moves naturally from inside to outside. During the summer, heat “wants” to go the opposite way, moving inside your home and making it uncomfortably hot.
But you have the power to stop this trend at your Western Oregon or Southwest Washington home or office by leaning on the expertise of Josh Lowe’s Dr. Energy Saver. As an insulation contractor, Josh Lowe’s Dr. Energy Saver provides expert home insulation services to improve crawl spaces, basements, garages, attics and more in Oregon & Southwest WA.
Insulation Options by Josh Lowe’s Dr. Energy Saver
Prevent Pests with New Insulation Installation
Some types of insulation, particularly fiberglass batts, can become a breeding ground for pests like cockroaches, mites, mice, rats, and other rodents. Their droppings can be powerful allergens. Having an insulation expert from Josh Lowe’s Dr. Energy Saver inspect your home can help you perform pest control while also giving your home the benefits of comfort and energy efficiency.
Rely on Josh Lowe’s Dr. Energy Saver for Your Home Insulation Needs
When you need to schedule an insulation installation or get a no-obligation estimate to replace your old insulation, you need to contact the proven professionals from Josh Lowe’s Dr. Energy Saver. We are the local trusted insulation company serving Portland, Salem, Hillsboro, Keizer, Woodburn, Wilsonville, and many surrounding areas. Contact us online or give us a call at 541-485-2282 to find out more about our products and services!
Frequently Asked Home Insulation Questions
- How do you check if your home is insulated properly?
- Most homes are not well-insulated, even new homes! In your attic: if you can see the wooden floor joists, you definitely need more! Energy Star standards are to be at least 11 inches high of blown-in cellulose. If you have lights cut into the ceiling, do they have a can light cover? If not, air is flowing from your home into the attic. Was the attic floor air-sealed (can you see lines of foam anywhere different pieces come together)? If not, air is flowing from your home into the attic. In your crawl space: Those fiberglass batts you see in there—are they touching the underfloor? If they are hanging down, they are “hammocks for rodents” as they love to nest in fiberglass. Are your floors cold in the winter? You need better insulation.
- How long does Home Insulation last?
- It depends on what type of insulation. Fiberglass is the least effective insulating material, even though that may be the only one you know from the marketing of it. Fiberglass matts down, absorbs water, and gets used by critters for nesting materials, so it can quickly become mostly useless.
- Is it worth insulating an old house?
- If you want to be more comfortable in your home, and have lower utility bills, it will be very worth it. Older homes were either not insulated or were insulated at very low levels. Energy used to be cheap!
- Should you insulate walls old house?
- Because of the way air flows in a house (up from the crawl or basement and out the attic), walls are the last thing we suggest that people insulate. Often when a client properly air seals and insulates their attic, it solves the issue of their old home being uncomfortable to live in.
- What is the best type of insulation for a home?
- Closed-cell spray foam and blown-in cellulose that has been treated with borate and a fire-retardant are the best. You may think fiberglass is king, but it’s just an air filter, not a great insulation material. Even though people still use it, and new construction houses are still using it, don’t use fiberglass. Critters love to nest in it, too.
- What is used for insulation in homes?
- Question 5 right above could be used for this.