Long Island Insulation FAQ
Insulation Services on Long Island, NY
- What is insulation and what does it do?
When you insulate a room or structure, you are placing a material within or on the walls, ceilings, windows, doors, etc. for the purpose of preventing or limiting the transfer of air, heat, moisture or sound through these surfaces. Think of this process as applying an air-tight seal to a room or building. Improved insulation usually helps property owners save on energy costs.
- How can I insulate my home?
There are many different insulation options to choose from, depending on the type of room or structure you need insulated and your desired result. Some of the various options you can choose from include spray foam insulation (such as with Icynene spray foam), cellulose insulation, fiberglass insulation, rockwool / mineral insulation, and so on.
- How does spray foam work?
As soon as spray foam comes into contact with a surface, it quickly expands and fills up any small spaces (such as cracks), subsequently creating a seal that is air-tight. This insulation product is a two-part mixture.
- How long can I expect the spray foam last?
It should last for the rest of that property’s existence, as long as it is applied properly.
- How much does spray foam cost?
Since spray foam both insulates and air seals, to compare prices with other insulating materials, the cost of air sealing must be added to the comparison. Open cell foam is less costly than closed cell foam but each has its own design criteria. Our trained professionals can guide you through the different products and uses of spray foam and give you a cost effective quotation for your personalized use. In most cases the Energy savings pays for the cost of the spray foam in an existing home. .
- What is R-value?
The R-value represents your insulation’s thermal resistance, or its resistance to the flow of heat. The goal is to have a high R-value, because this means that less heat is able to escaping.
- How should I get started on insulating my home?
Call a skilled insulation professional! At Radiant Insulation Systems, we can thoroughly evaluate your home or property, inform you of where you are losing air or heat, and educate you about your insulation options. Call us at (631) 924-0500 so we can provide you with a free estimate!
Benefits of Insulation
- Increasing Value of Your Home
- Protection Against Dirt and Allergens
- Better Air Quality
- Protection Against Mold and Mildew
- Huge Savings on Energy Bills
- Making Your Home Energy Efficient