OJ Insulation works with builders and contractors in San Diego, Los Angeles, the Bay Area and surrounding communities in southern California to install energy-efficient spray foam insulation for new residential and commercial construction and retrofit projects.
If you need to insulate any hard-to-reach areas of your home such as the attic, crawl space or any area with an abundance of wiring, spray foam insulation is the most energy-efficient and the easiest to install.
If you’re building a new home or commercial building, choosing spray foam is an effective way to save money on your monthly heating and cooling costs. Our insulation experts will work with you to find the right spray foam solution for your insulation needs and budget.
Contact our spray foam installers online or call (800) 707-9278 for a free estimate on home or commercial insulation in the San Diego metro area.
Spray foam insulation is often made from polyurethane, a very energy-efficient material that will help keep out the California heat while keeping the cool air in. Installing spray foam insulation can also:
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Spray foam insulation is made of isocyanate and polyol resin, which react with each other to create polyurethane and expand 30 to 60 times the original liquid’s volume.
When used in home insulation, it’s beneficial for insulating even the hardest-to-reach spaces since it’s applied wet and expands into a thick foam, fitting snugly in wall cavities, crevices and gaps.
If you’re looking at different insulation options for your home or business, you’ll undoubtedly come across the term “R-value.” R-value measures the capacity for insulation material to resist the transfer of heat effectively. A higher R-value demonstrates a greater ability for a material to insulate a space.
Typically, spray foam insulation provides an R-value of about R-6.5 per inch, which is more than cellulose or fiberglass insulation, which can range from R-3 to R-4 per inch. Customers really notice the difference in those R-values during the peak heat of summers in southern California, as well as the rare chilly winter nights.
Contact our insulation experts for more information on spray foam and how it can help reduce your energy costs.
OJ Insulation has been one of the leading insulation installers in California since 1984. With locations across the San Diego, Los Angeles and Bay Area regions, we’re poised to service any insulation construction project, no matter where you are.
Whether you’re a homeowner who needs to re-insulate your home or a contractor who needs to install fiberglass in a new home you’re building, OJ Insulation can help. There’s no insulation job too small or too large for our experienced installers.
When you work with our professional contractors, you can have peace of mind that you’re getting top-notch service.
Call (800) 707-9278 to learn more about our spray foam insulation services or if you’re ready to start your project in southern California or the Bay Area.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, about 45% of a typical homeowner’s utility bill comprises heating and cooling costs. You can save up to 50% on your energy bills, and re-insulating is a great way to increase your home’s energy efficiency.
Specifics about how much energy you can save with insulation depend on factors like the size and construction of your house, the type of HVAC systems you have and more.
Both open-cell and closed-cell spray foam are applied as a liquid that quickly expands to fill any gaps or voids. Open-cell spray foam expands more than closed-cell, and many of the bubbles (which provide the material’s insulation value) break open. This means it offers a lower R-value of about R-3.5 per inch compared to R-6 to R-7 per inch for closed-cell.
Its resistance to moisture and airflow are also reduced, making open-cell spray foam less capable of air sealing and waterproofing. Closed-cell spray foam is the better choice for insulation, air sealing and waterproofing performance, though it’s more costly than open-cell.
As a general rule, homes built in the 1970s or earlier tend to lack sufficient insulation according to today’s energy-efficiency standards. This isn’t always the case, so be sure to check with a professional insulation company first.
There are some signs you can look for that may indicate your home has an insufficient amount of insulation, such as:
Our experts at OJ Insulation can evaluate your home and determine where adding insulation will make the most sense for your needs and budget.
If your home is under-insulated, adding more insulation can help you save money and improve comfort. However, once your home has the recommended insulation levels for your area, adding more is not only a possible waste of money but can be detrimental to your comfort and air quality.
If your home is too airtight, pollutants like dust, pollen and cooking odors will linger, requiring an energy-wasting ventilation system to bring in fresh air. Moisture can also collect in over-insulated homes, leading to mold issues.
Going above the recommended insulation levels for your area is unnecessary and costly. In southern California, that typically means no more than R-60 in the attic, R-21 in the walls and R-25 in floors or crawl spaces.
Spray foam insulation is applied using small spray containers. In larger quantities, it can be applied as a pressure-sprayed product. This is often referred to as foamed-in-place insulation.
Spray foam is good for adding insulation to existing finished areas, irregularly shaped areas and around obstructions such as HVAC ducts, rafters, joists and other attic parts. That’s why it’s common for spray foam to be part of the attic insulation mix.
Spray foam’s versatility is what makes it such a good choice: It can be used to insulate enclosed existing walls, open new wall cavities and unfinished attic floors.
Yes. You can use the small pressurized cans of foam-in-place insulation to reduce air leakage around window and door frames, electrical outlets and plumbing.
We insulate attics, walls and crawl spaces.
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