Are you looking for a high-quality insulation contractor in Southern California or the Bay Area? OJ Insulation works with both builders and contractors in San Diego, Los Angeles, the Bay Area and the surrounding communities to install energy-efficient spray foam insulation for new residential and commercial construction, as well as 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 are 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 your budget.
Contact our team of spray foam installers online or call us at (800) 707-9278 for a free estimate on your Southern California or Bay Area insulation project!
We currently offer spray foam insulation installation services to homes in the following locations and their surrounding communities:
Spray foam insulation is a material made up of isocyanate and polyol resin which, when combined, react with each other to create polyurethane and expand 30-60 times the original liquid’s volume. When it is used in home insulation, it is particularly useful for insulating even the hardest-to-reach spaces, since it is applied wet and expands into a thick foam, fitting snugly in wall cavities, crevices and gaps.
Spray foam insulation is often made from polyurethane, which is a very energy-efficient material that will help to keep out the California heat while keeping the cool air in. Other benefits of installing spray foam insulation can also:
Call us today at (800) 707-9278 or contact us online to get in touch and request a free estimate on your spray foam installation!
If you are looking at different insulation options for your home or business, you’ll undoubtedly come across what is known as an “R-value.” This is a number that refers to the capacity for insulation material to effectively resist the transfer of heat. 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 6.5 per inch, which is more than that of cellulose or fiberglass insulation which can have an R-value ranging from 3 to 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, and with locations across the San Diego, Los Angeles and Bay Area regions, we are poised to service any insulation construction project, no matter where you are. Our professionals can install insulation in walls, attics and crawl spaces, and we offer knowledge, experience and resources that few companies can match. Whether you are 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 is no insulation job too small or too large for our experienced installers, and when you work with our professional team of contractors you can have peace of mind that you’re getting top-notch service.
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, contact us online today or give us a call at (800) 707-9278!
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 the energy efficiency of your home. 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 foam, and many of the bubbles (which provide the material’s insulation value) break open. This means that it offers a lower R-value, about 3.5 per inch compared to the 6 to 7 per inch of closed-cell spray foam. 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 is more costly than open-cell foam.
As a general rule of thumb, homes built in the 1970s or earlier tend to lack sufficient insulation according to today’s energy-efficiency standards (though this isn’t always the case, so be sure to check with a professional insulation company first!). There are some signs you can look out 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 it can actually 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. Additionally, moisture can collect in over-insulated homes, leading to mold issues.
Going above the recommended insulation levels for your area is unnecessary and costly, and for 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.
Sprayed 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.
Its versality is what makes spray foam 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, and around electrical outlets and plumbing.
To determine the ideal insulation levels for your home, call (800) 707-9278 or contact our experts online.
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