Rigid Foam Insulation Experts Serving Greater Atlanta Homeowners
Insulate your attic, basement, garage, and crawl space for greater comfort and energy savings
J.R. Bolton installs rigid foam insulation in the most commonly energy-inefficient areas of your home, which typically includes your attic, basement, and crawl space. Rigid foam is durable, insulates well, and can be used in a variety of applications without you having to worry about any damage to it.
Fiberglass batt insulation’s greatest weakness is that it slowly loses insulating value as it settles and compresses over the years. Instead of soaking up water, foam boards shed it, which prevents mold and moisture damage from happening. This also means rigid foam isn’t a good home for mice, insects, and other pests, unlike fiberglass or cellulose.
Rigid foam insulation only prevents heat transfer and needs help from air sealing
One thing to understand is that insulation (of any kind) only prevents heat transfer from one solid object to another. For example, from your home’s exterior to your studs, and then to your interior walls. However, it does nothing to stop air flow.
To get your home comfortable and efficient, you need to do air sealing first (to minimize air flow). Then, your home can be insulated. Doing insulation alone most likely won’t get you the comfort and efficiency you want. Both working together give your home’s comfort and efficiency a great boost.
Just call J.R. Bolton Services at 770.449.3692 or schedule your free estimate online today. You’ll learn whether rigid foam and air sealing make sense for your home. But you won’t face any obnoxious sales pressure.
We serve all of Greater Atlanta, including Lawrenceville, Alpharetta, Norcross, Gainesville, Auburn, Redan, Tucker, Buford, Dacula, Grayson, and many others.
Types of rigid foam insulation that may be installed in your home
Rigid foam insulation offers high insulating value, but not every kind performs exactly the same. Our experts can help you choose the most efficient and durable rigid foam for the area of your home that needs insulation:
Usually called just “polyiso,” this rigid foam has the highest R-value per inch of any kind of insulation. Polyiso can be used in a variety of applications, including cavity walls, stud walls, masonry walls, and vaulted ceilings.
Also called “XPS” for short, this insulation usually looks pink or blue. It offers a consistent R-value of R-5 per square inch.
“EPS,” is cost-effective and meets or exceeds all building codes. EPS is the most versatile and can be used in attics, walls, and other areas.
Because foam boards are easy to cut and install, that reduces your labor expenses and helps you start saving and get comfortable faster.
A 2-inch thick foam board has an R-value of R-9, and up to R-11 if there’s an air space adjacent to it. That’s far greater than the R-value of R-5 for the typical rigid foam insulation. When even more R-value is necessary, thicker boards are available. Taping the seams between the boards effectively seals off the air, providing even greater energy savings.
Get your free rigid foam insulation estimate today
We’re happy to inspect your insulation and let you know what you need to do and why. You won’t face any annoying high sales pressure. You might also consider scheduling a free home energy audit, which checks for all the problems disrupting your energy efficiency and comfort, including your insulation problems.
Call J.R. Bolton today at 770.449.3692 or contact us online to schedule your free estimate or entire home energy audit.
We serve all of Greater Atlanta, including Alpharetta, Norcross, Buford, Cumming, Dacula, Flowery Branch, Chestnut Mountain, Commerce, Braselton, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Suwanee, and many more cities.
Rigid foam is easy to cut and install, but hard to beat in terms of performance. In this image, an unfinished attic is converted into a perfectly insulated, energy-efficient space.