Insulation only performs to its R-value (i.e., insulation level) if it is properly installed.
Fiberglass batts that have been crushed and compressed into the wall spaces will
not provide an optimal level of thermal control. In such cases, HVAC systems have to
work harder and consume more energy to keep a home comfortable.
Building Performance by Design installs several types of environmentally friendly
insulation using our experienced, licensed and insured crew.
Foam Insulation: (Environmentally Friendly)
Tripolymer- Insulating Homes all over America for over 40 years. Tripolymer foam
insulation was developed with the homeowner, environment and our natural
resources in mind. It is non-toxic, environmentally safe, and does not contain any form
of asbestos. It is also free of any glass fiber and CFC's which can damage the earths
Soythane -Spray urethane foam is known throughout the world as the best in
insulation due to its high R factor and ability to fill cracks and crevices. Soythane is
closed cell to leave you with more insulation dollar per inch. Soythane is also a
renewable resource, and now computes to a Negative Carbon Foot Print. Soythane is
commonly sprayed into the rim and band joist areas of the basement.
Blown in Attic Insulation: (Environmentally Friendly)
Cellulose - Cellulose insulation is a recyclable product made from old newspapers
and boxes. This material is shredded and pulverized, into small particles. Fire
retardants and insecticides are added to provide resistance to damage. Typically, we
use this type of insulation in the attic after air sealing.
Jet Stream 73.3 - Fiberglass blown Insulation is manufactured with a minimum of
30% post consumer recycled glass. Typically, this insulation is installed in open attics
of both new and existing structures.
Additional Insulation Methods:
Foam Insulation Sheathing - Foam panels reduce thermal bridging through
structural elements like wood and steel studs, where the foam serves as a thermal
break. These 4 by 8 foot panels also have many retrofit insulation uses. Foam
insulation panels should be considered whenever a building undergoes interior or
exterior renovation, and work excellent insulating poured basement walls.
Rebates and Incentives:
Federal Energy Tax Credit - The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, includes
a federal tax credit up to 30% or as much as $1500 off the purchase price of
insulation, air sealing, and other energy improvements to an existing home.
Labor costs currently do not count towards the tax credit according to the IRS.
State of Michigan Rebates and Incentives
DTE Rebates and Incentives
Consumers Energy Rebates and Incentives
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