If you schedule now you can take advantage of USA Insulation’s spring and summer pricing and get $250 off a full house application. Jim Carey (from left) and his sons Mike, Brian, and Matt are offering a free evaluation.
by Ken McEntee
Many folks, Mike Carey says, understand the importance of keeping heat from escaping their homes during the winter. But, he explains, it’s just as important to keep cool air from escaping during the summer.
“Your monthly summer cooling bill may be as much as or more than your winter heating bill,” says Mike, co-owner of USA Insulation, in Cuyahoga Falls. “And who wants to be tossing and turning all night in a hot, humid house? Proper insulation will help to keep your home nice and cool while providing substantial savings in your utility bills. Insulation is a product that will truly pay for itself in a matter of a couple years.”
If your home was built before 1985, you may have zero insulation in your exterior walls, Mike says. That’s a problem, especially because walls and attic space account for about 80 percent of the exterior surface area of most homes.
“People think of windows as the main source of air escape from their homes, but in reality only about 16 percent of your air escapes through the windows, while 26 percent escapes through your walls. Even after paying a fortune for replacement windows, you probably haven’t solved the problem. By properly insulating your walls and attic, you’ve kicked 80 percent of the problem in the butt.”
Since 1985, USA Insulation has sealed more than 250,000 homes in Ohio using its patented foam insulation, Mike says.
Insulation, he explains, is rated by resistance—or R-Value.
“Our rating of R-20 for a wall made of 2x4s is the highest available in the state of Ohio for a retrofit installation. “Our insulation is hypoallergenic and formaldehyde free, so it’s completely safe for people with allergies and asthma. That’s why we do so much work in hospitals and nursing homes.”
USA insulation pumps its non-expanding foam into the empty spaces between your interior and exterior walls through small holes they drill from the outside. When the installation is finished—usually in a single day—they patch and cover the holes, so you’ll never know they were there. The installation process works on just about any home, including vinyl sided and brick. The process also works on basement walls.
“The foam goes in like a shaving cream and sets up similar to Styrofoam, filling and sealing every crack and crevice,” Mike says. “It flows around pipes, ducts and electrical lines, and can be used with existing fiberglass or cellulose insulation. It just fills in the gaps around it for a snug seal. And it’s very workable, so if you need to work on an electrical line or snake a wire through the wall, it isn’t a problem.”
Unlike cellulose insulation, foam stays in place and doesn’t settle toward the bottom of your wall.
“We go into a lot of homes that had cellulose blown in five years earlier,” Mike says. “It settles down the wall and you have voids. Our foam goes around the cellulose and fills the voids.”
Other advantages of insulating your walls include a reduction of outside noise, making your home quieter, and a reduction of intruding insects through the walls, Mike notes.
“Gas and electric prices keep going up,” he observes. “Even though we’re at the mercy of the utility companies, there is still a way to beat their increases. Our premium foam insulation will give your home year round comfort and savings.”
“We do a comprehensive inspection from basement to attic,” Mike promises. “If you are already well insulated and don’t need our services, it won’t cost you a dime.”
If you schedule now you can take advantage of spring and summer pricing and get $250 off a full house application. USA Insulation offers discounts to seniors and military veterans. They also offer easy financing options, including 12 months same as cash.
To find out if your home is under-insulated, you can call USA Insulation, at 330-922-5588 to schedule a no-cost inspection. For more information, including a video of the process, you can visit www.usainsulation.net.