Six Things Builders Should Know About Insulation

Guardian Fiberglass Batts Installed by Pro Insulators

Guardian Fiberglass Batts Installed by Pro Insulators, a division of National Lumber

ProSales Magazine recently published a great article entitled “Six Things Dealers Should Tell Builders About Insulation.” As a lumber & building materials dealer, we feel that it is our duty to share these six things with you.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

“Properly installed insulation can save a homeowner a bundle on energy bills, keep a house more comfortable, and make the pro who installed it a hero. Improperly installed, however, that same product will do nothing to improve the comfort or energy efficiency of a home-and can create complaints about the material, the installer, and the dealer who sold the insulation.”

The six main points of the article are:

  1. Most homes don’t need more insulation
  2. Insulation doesn’t last forever
  3. Building codes demand thicker insulation today
  4. Not every builder installs insulation correctly
  5. It’s possible to over-insulate an attic.
  6. Re-attaching or adding insulation could save a homeowner from replacing the HVAC.

To learn more about each of these points, be sure to read the full article at ProSales’ website.

Consider hiring Pro Insulators, a division of National Lumber, as your sub-contractor to make your job easier and to be sure that insulation is installed correctly on your jobs.

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4 Responses to “Six Things Builders Should Know About Insulation”


  1. 1 HVAC Repair February 15, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Would you mind if I linked back to this post?

  2. 3 ariboonin February 28, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Can foil insulation be used as well? Similar to the one here http://www.pexuniverse.com/radiant-heat-insulation

    • 4 National Lumber February 29, 2012 at 8:01 am

      Foil faced fiberglass, or the product the customer has provided a link to, can be used as instructed by the manufacturer, as well as any other insulating materials. The particular link that has been provided is a reflective heat barrier product, which is commonly used beneath radiant floor heating systems as a way to help force the radiant heat upward. Is also commonly used for radiant heat ceiling applications above the heat source to force the heat down. In either application, we are still required by building code to meet minimum R-values, which the reflective barrier itself will typically not achieve. In which case additional fiberglass, cellulose or foam insulation materials will likely fill the void.


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