Insulation & Siding
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From single family homes to multi-unit structures and commercial buildings, East Coast Insulators is your best choice for fast, affordable service. We take pride in our quality, attention to detail, and having the most satisfied customers in Virginia.
How Insulation Works
You need insulation in your home to provide resistance to heat flow. The more heat flow resistance your insulation provides, the lower your heating and cooling cost.
Heat flows naturally from a warmer to a cooler space. In the winter, this heat flow moves directly from all heated living spaces to adjacent unheated attics, garages, basements, and even to the outdoors. Heat flow can also move indirectly through interior ceilings, walls, and floors - wherever there is a difference in temperature. During the cooling season, heat flows from the outdoors to the interior of a house.
To maintain comfort, the heat loss in the winter must be replaced by your heating system and the heat gained in the summer must be removed by your cooling system. Properly insulating your home will decrease this heat flow by providing and effective resistance to the heat flow.
An insulation's resistance to heat flow is measured or rated in terms of its thermal resistance.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the typical family spends around $1,500 each year on energy bills. You may be able to reduce your energy bill from 10% to 50% by taking steps such as increasing the amount of thermal insulation.