Many homeowners underestimate the importance of insulation in their homes (especially in the summer months). Western Mass home and business owners truly see all four seasons of the year, seasons that come with some serious variations in temperature. A building that is properly insulated saves energy year-round. There are a number of different common forms of insulation available, many of which are excellent options.
When you think of insulation, polyiso foam board insulation might not be the first thing to come to mind. This insulation is, however, of the most widely used and highest performing insulations in the industry. Polyiso, or polyisocyanurate, is a closed-cell rigid foam board insulation. It’s used mostly on roofs and walls of offices, industrial buildings, warehouses, retail and manufacturing facilities, and large buildings.
At Energia, our professionals get dozens of calls a day from homeowners interested in choosing the right high performance insulation product for their home or building. While the products themselves are very important, other variables have a big influence on insulation performance. It is of course helpful to understand whether cellulose or spray foam is more effective and what kinds of insulations are most environmentally friendly, but the truth is, insulation is only effective when it’s properly installed.