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You deserve the best protection for your home, and The Insulation Man delivers with some of the highest-quality insulation materials on the market. We install many different types of insulation for homeowners and businesses in Binghamton, Johnson City, Elmira, Barton, Oneonta, Ithaca, Cortland, and the surrounding New York communities. 

Depending on the type of project you’re working on, one type of insulation may be better suited to your needs than another. The Insulation Man has over 30 years of experiencing installing insulation for both retrofits and new construction, and we’ll help you choose the best insulation material for your project. 

Insulation for Retrofits 

Greenfiber Blown in Cellulose Insulation

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Blown in cellulose is much better than traditional fiberglass batt insulation at stopping all components of heat loss. By design, this product will fill all voids in insulated spaces. It is also typically installed at higher densities than fiberglass batt insulation, allowing it to be much more suitable to stop convective heat loss. The R-value of this product will also be more stable in adverse weather conditions than batt products because of its higher density. Following are the typical types and means of installation:

Loose: In a blown cellulose installation, the material is simply blown into place in a loose, unconsolidated state. This is commonly done in attics, where the cellulose is supported by the ceiling beneath. Because the nature of blown cellulose causes it to settle over time, extra material is added in the initial application.

Dense Packed: Cellulose can be blown in closed cavities like walls, or cathedral ceilings, but in these situations, it must be installed at a greater density to prevent settling. This process is called “dense packing”, and it is an effective air barrier system.

Insulation for New Construction

Johns Manville Spider Plus Blown-In Fiberglass Insulation
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The Johns Manville Spider Plus blown-in fiberglass insulation that we install is an alternative to spray foam insulation. It can be used in many applications and is highly effective in tight spaces and areas with large amounts of cross-bridging or small gaps and voids. 

Johns Manville Spider Plus is an advanced product with R values up to R-25. It offers many advantages over other types of blown-in fiberglass insulation, including that it is: 

  • Fast drying 

  • Formaldehyde-free 

  • Fire resistant 

  • Noncorrosive 

We also install Climate Pro blown-in fiberglass insulation from Johns Manville, which can be easily installed without any cutting or fitting, making it ideal for attics, nonconforming spaces, and hard-to-reach areas. Climate Pro insulation is highly thermally efficient and offers many of the same benefits as Johns Manville Spider Plus blown-in fiberglass insulation. 

Owens Corning ThermaFiber Mineral Wool Insulation 

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Mineral wool is a fiber-based insulation material that can be used in virtually any application, including attics, walls, ceilings, and floors. The ThermaFiber mineral wool insulation that we install is made by the industry’s leading manufacturer of mineral wool insulation products. This premium insulation is: 
  • Noncombustible 

  • Formaldehyde-free 

  • Mold resistant 

  • Easy to install 

  • Made from recycled materials 

Johns Manville Polyurethane Spray Foam Insulation
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Spray foam is the most versatile insulation product. It can be used in new construction and retrofits. This product is spray applied, adhesive, and becomes part of the wall when installed. This makes it perfect for exterior walls, rim joists, and roof decks. Polyurethane also adds structural rigidity to the building components, which means it could help keep you warm while also keeping you safe! We use closed cell spray foam from Johns Manville because, unlike open cell spray foam, it provides a vapor barrier and has a higher R-value per cubic inch. 

Upgrade your insulation with help from the pros at The Insulation Man. Call 607.775.3035 or contact us online to get a quote.

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