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Why do homeowners choose EnergySEAL Spray Systems Insulation when given a choice?

Because We use Nu-Wool WALLSEAL and Nu-Wool is one of the most acoustically superior materials available in residential construction, so homeowners can enjoy life in a quieter home. Indoor air temperatures become more stable and HVAC systems work less. Homeowners also feel a satisfaction with their choice to live in a cellulose insulated home because they are helping the environment. More paper ends up in landfills than other types of material, and because Nu-Wool WALLSEAL is made from recycled newspaper, homeowners choosing WALLSEAL are actually preserving land and trees for future generations.

Questions To Ask Your Builder

What insulation choices do I have?
If a builder uses conventional insulation without considering the benefits of higher performing insulations, home buyers should ask why. Many builders use a lower cost insulation even though a superior insulation such as Nu-Wool would save home buyers energy dollars during the ownership of their home. Find out more ...

How much insulation will be used?
More insulation not only keeps the heat or cold out, it also leads to more even temperatures between and across rooms. For insulation to work properly, it must be installed carefully with no gaps, crimping or compression. This is especially important in areas where the insulation has to fit around obstacles such as pipes and electrical wiring and outlets. Nu-Wool WALLSEAL fills in gaps, creating a seamless seal. Nu-Wool supports the recommendation of the Department of Energy with a minimum of R-13 in the walls and R-49 in the attic.

What about bedrooms above the garage?
Bedrooms over the garage are often unnecessarily colder in the winter and warmer in the summer than the rest of the house. Properly insulating under the floor and around the duct work with Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation can help prevent uncomfortable differences in these "bonus" rooms.

Can ice dams on the roof be prevented?
The preferred method of preventing ice dams in non-cathedral roofs is to properly ventilate and insulate. Energy efficient roofs minimize problems with ice dams because they keep the entire roof cold. There is little difference in temperature between the part of the roof inside the perimeter of the outside walls and the part covering the eves or overhangs. Thus, melting and refreezing is minimized. Insulating to prevent heat leaks and sealing against air leaks between the inside of the building and the attic are the best ways to achieve a cold roof. Its primary purpose, though, is to prevent moisture from condensing in the attic on the underside of the roof decking and dripping down into the insulation. Any warm air that leaks from the inside of the building into the attic carries moisture with it. Sealing the air leaks is usually more effective than increasing the ventilation. Find out more...

What measures will be taken to prevent noisy pipes?
Water pipes in walls, floors and ceilings can be noisy at times. Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation installed around water pipes not only reduces noise generated by the pipes, but also reduces condensation on cold water pipes as well as heat loss from hot water pipes. Care should be taken when insulating exterior walls and attics with water pipes to insure that no insulation is placed between the water pipes and the drywall or other interior surface of the wall or ceiling. If this precaution is not followed, the pipes will be isolated from the heat in the living area and could freeze and burst.

What can be done to make the house more soundproof from room to room?
Noise problems are a common complaint from home owners, apartment dwellers and condominium owners. A vast majority of builders do not realize that common building practices do little to stop the transmission of noise within a structure. Anyone who has traveled and stayed in a fine resort or hotel knows that soundproofing a room is possible. The trouble is, to do it somewhat economically, it needs to be done as the structure is being built. Because of its density, Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is a superior soundproofing insulation. Find out more ...

Will the insulation affect the sizing of the furnace and air conditioning units?
By using efficient insulation, heating and cooling equipment can be properly sized. "Right-sizing" HVAC equipment will likely save money during construction as well as every month on utility bills.

How will the insulation help prevent mold growth?
To stop mold growth, your builder must be well educated and be able to demonstrate a knowledge of how to use modern building materials in such a way that water does not condense within wall cavities and attic spaces. Homes must be built to standards that exceed what the building codes require. The building codes are a wonderful set of guidelines but many code officials will agree that is a set of minimum standards. If he does not agree with this point, it is time to re-open the bidding process on your new home. Find out more ...