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Expert Advice on Home Insulation: An Interview with Jim Maas of Insulation Specialist Inc

By Jim Maas

Tell us a little bit about your company and the services you offer.

Insulation Specialists Inc. is a family owned and operated insulation firm the specializes in personalized insulation for our valued customers, Services offered are Corbond III Performance Insulation (Sprayed in place foam) supplied and installed, Weather blanket blown fiber insulation supplied and installed.

What are two or three of the top things that most people don't know about the insulation in their home that they should know?

Insulation is very important for many reasons, most people think of comfort, insulation is very important when it comes to controlling moisture inside of the exterior envelope. Failure to isolate climates effectively will result in creation of dew point and thus condensation will occur. Climate isolation is necessary to guarantee moisture control. Spray foam in the box sills will very effectively insulate and will also prevent mice from entering your home.

How does insulation affect energy savings and the temperature indoors?

Insulation in the envelope of our buildings is the most effective way to increase interior comfort levels and reduce consumption of energy.

Can you briefly describe the main areas in a house that should have insulation?

Exterior walls, box sills (top of foundation) , attic floors, vaulted ceilings, crawl spaces, cantilevered floors, basements.

What are the most common types of insulation that people install?

Fiberglass, Cellulose, Sprayed in place foam.

What advice would you give to someone in Wisconsin who thinks they need new insulation but has a limited budget?

The biggest bang for your buck is to insulate your attic. Typically 50% of your envelope.

What's the best way for people to contact you and your company?

By telephone, 262-781-1971, or internet www.myinsulationspecialists.com

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