News : Residents See Benefit of Insulation

Nov 24, 2009

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Mike Wilson is receiving a lot of phone calls this time of year. The president and owner of MJW Drywall and Spray Foam Insulation is in the business of energy audits, insulation and drywall.

"After the first frost, I handle about 10 to 20 clients a week," Wilson said.

Most buildings could use about 30 percent less energy if retrofitted with better insulation, he said. Wilson said his method of insulation can reduce energy consumption in a household by 65 percent to 85 percent.

Fiberglass and cellulose are often the insulations used in older homes and they are not always properly installed. When assessing the ability of materials to resist the flow of heat, the term R-value is used. Fiberglass has an R-value of about 3 per inch, Wilson said. In contrast, closed cell spray foam has an R-value of about 7 per inch, he said. To read the full article click here!