Chapman Insulation services include the following:
BLOWN-IN FIBERGLASS LOOSEFILL INSULATION
Before work is started, tarps are layed to protect your home. Baffles are installed in every joist space to ensure proper ventilation. Attic rulers are installed to ensure the proper amount of material is blown in throughout the entire attic. If any unvented bath fans are located, the fan is vented to the outside to ensure no moisture is venting into the attic space. If any can lights are located in the attic and not found to be IC approved (approved for contact with insulation), can light cages are installed over each can light to protect from contact with insulation. Loosefill insulation is then blown throughout the attic space to the proper thickness. Batt insulation is installed at and around the attic access to provide easy, mess-free access to your attic once the job is done. Upon completion, any stray material is vacuumed. You will receive professional and courteous service from our team from start to finish.
FIBERGLASS BATT INSULATION
Batt insulation is installed in walls, ceilings, floors, and as sound insulation in walls surrounding mechanical areas or wherever extra sound control is desired. Faced or unfaced, we have the product and R-value required for your application and required by your local building codes.
BLOWN-IN CELLULOSE INSULATION
Older homes sometimes have little to no insulation in walls. The ideal time to add insulation is when residing the house. Before siding is installed, holes are drilled and cellulose insulation is blown into every wall cavity. Cellulose is a desirable material for this application as it is heavier than fiberglass and will fill wall cavities more efficiently. Holes are plugged and siding can then be installed. This process can also be done on exterior walls inside the home, such as in the case of a complete remodel.
FIRESTOPPING OF PENETRATIONS
Firestopping is the process of installing fire caulk to all open penetrations and gaps. Firestopping helps to slow spread in case of fire. This material effectively seals penetration openings in wood frame construction against the spread of fire, smoke, and combustion byproducts. When exposed to elevated temperatures, caulk expands rapidly to seal off voids left by the burning or melting of combustible materials. Fire caulk adheres tenaciously to common construction materials such as lumber and gypsum board as well as typical penetrant materials. Fire caulk is used to seal through penetrations and gaps in fire resistance rated wood frame construction such as floor/ceilings and walls or partitions. Fire caulking of penetrations is required in our service area. Fire caulking helps protect your home and family.
INSULATION REMOVAL SERVICES
Insulation removal services are available for the removal of fiberglass, cellulose, and vermiculite insulation. Insulation removal is often required if there is a mold problem or animal infestation in the attic. During the insulation removal process, a dumpster is placed near the removal location and special bags are attached at the end of our vacuum. The setup is placed directly in the dumpster. As the material is vacuumed out of the attic, it is sucked through the vacuum hose, and ultimately ends up in the bags in the dumpster. Dumpster size is dependent on the amount of material being removed from the attic.