Dense packed cellulose wall insulation offers the best value and performance for old and new homes alike. While two-part closed cell spray foam is a superior product when installed correctly, at $5 to $10 per square foot spray foam insulation is simply too expensive for most home owners in Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha and Milwaukee counties.
Fiberglass batting is almost as cheap as not insulating your walls at all. The ability of fiberglass insulation to stop air flow is inferior to all other insulation materials, even when installed properly. So while the fiberglass manufacturer may list the R-value as one number, independent testing shows that the actual R-value of installed fiberglass is far less, especially if the walls are not completely sealed from the exterior.
Dense packed cellulose is the cost effective alternative to foam. It is superior to fiberglass in all measures, including R value, sound reduction and air sealing. It can be installed perfectly in any size or shape of wall cavity and the material flows perfectly behind wires, plumbing and electrical boxes. No matter if your project is a small kitchen remodel or your new construction dream home, contact Racine Home Insulators, LLC to make those walls as warm and energy efficient as possible. Remember, you only get one shot at it, so be sure to do it right!