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How much insulation do I need?

The simplified answer isn’t so simple. It depends on your climate and other factors like the type of building. As a starting point…

How does insulation work?

Insulation works as a thermal barrier. It keeps heat inside your home in winter and keeps heat from entering your home in the summer.

What type of insulation should I use?

The type of insulation to choose depends on the area of the home you are insulating. Each insulation type has its own benefits. At Delmarva Insulation…

How much does insulation cost?

The cost of insulation varies and is determined by factors such as: Climate in your area, Type/style of home, Age of your home…

What is spray foam insulation?

Spray foam insulation is created by two materials that react when mixed together. This reaction causes the materials to expand when sprayed…

What is R-value for insulation?

The R-value determines the insulation’s resistance to heat flow, also known as thermal resistance. The higher the R-value is, the greater the thermal…

How to identify asbestos insulation

Years ago, asbestos was used in almost everything including insulation. Asbestos insulation was installed in many homes built in the 1950s and 1960s. Asbestos was officially banned in 1989…

Commercial and Multifamily Insulation

As Delaware’s largest independent insulation contractor, Delmarva Insulation has the privilege of working on some of the largest multifamily and commercial insulation projects in the region.

Do You Have Moisture Problems in Your Crawl Space?

Spring rain and winter thaw in the Delmarva Peninsula can uncover previously unnoticed problems in your crawl space. Improper drainage…

SPRING IS HERE! CHECK YOUR CRAWL SPACE

Spring is coming! That means more sunny days and warmer temperatures. It also means winter melting and spring showers.

How to Get More Enjoyment from Your Bonus Room

Many homeowners have a bonus room over their garage that they rarely use. Why? The room is always too hot or too cold…

Attic Insulation Options: Good, Better and Best

When it comes to home insulation, the first area that comes to mind is the attic. Airflow in buildings moves from ground to sky,…

Five Ways to Beat Cold Temps Now

Whether you are ready to admit it or not, winter is right around the corner. Waiting until the first cold snap to get your home ready for winter makes it difficult to fully prepare for cold weather.

Delmarva Insulation Participates in 2018 Builders Blitz!

There are few things more rewarding than coming together with local organizations to make our community a better place.

Tips to Prevent Freezing Pipes

It is well known that our area of the country has been facing cold temperatures! We have been inundated with phone calls…

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

Hurricane Harvey was the strongest storm to make landfall in the Texas Coastal Bend area since Hurricane Carla in September 1961. The flooding resulting from Harvey’s flooding is one of the worst weather disasters in U.S. history. It’s estimated the storm damage will amount to up to 1000 billions of dollars. Even though Hurricane Harvey … Continue reading “Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief”

Three Things Missing in Your New Home

When building a new home there are many decisions to make! It’s easy to overlook preparing your home for extreme temperatures in exchange for things like choosing countertops, flooring and more see this here. Failure to give your new home’s energy efficiency the proper attention can cause problems like higher energy bills, equipment malfunctions, pest … Continue reading “Three Things Missing in Your New Home”

Flash and Batt: High Performance at a Lower Price

Fiberglass insulation and spray foam insulation are two of today’s most popular building insulation products. Fiberglass insulation has a competitive price point and spray foam insulation has air sealing benefits. Flash and batt installation brings together these two products in one application for use as new home insulation, commercial insulation and industrial insulation. Flash and … Continue reading “Flash and Batt: High Performance at a Lower Price”

What is Mineral Wool?

Different types of insulation can be helpful depending on the project. Mineral wool is a great option to insulate commercial and industrial projects. What is mineral wool? Mineral wool insulation is also known as rock wool insulation or slag wool insulation. It is manufactured in batt and loose-fill forms, and can be used to insulate … Continue reading “What is Mineral Wool?”

Three Ways to Minimize Mold

Mold in a home can cause a variety of problems for homeowners and builders. Mold can affect indoor air quality, create health issues for occupants, and be a complicated problem to fix. In order for mold to grow it needs mold spores to be present (which are all around), moisture, and warm temperatures. While all … Continue reading “Three Ways to Minimize Mold”

Delmarva Insulation Supports Milford High School

In the fall of 2016, Delmarva Insulation was contacted by Milford High School’s Odyssey of the Mind team.  Odyssey of the Mind is a year-long academic competition where students compete to solve difficult long-term problems in unique ways.  At the time we were contacted, the team was looking to create a backdrop to resemble a … Continue reading “Delmarva Insulation Supports Milford High School”

What You Don’t Know About Your Home’s Air Quality

Did you know the majority of our exposure to air pollutants is from indoor air we breathe? You may be surprised to learn that indoor air (in your home, office, etc.) can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) estimates that the average person receives 72 … Continue reading “What You Don’t Know About Your Home’s Air Quality”

Summer Energy Efficiency Tips

Are you ready for summer and secretly worrying about your summer energy costs? Many homeowners experience higher than necessary energy bills during summer. Saving money on energy bills and keeping your home comfortable isn’t as hard as you think. There are a few simple things you can do today to improve the energy efficiency and … Continue reading “Summer Energy Efficiency Tips”

Why Upgrading Your Attic Insulation is More Cost Effective than Replacing Windows

When considering home energy upgrades, many homeowners look at two projects: insulation or windows. There are many conflicting messages about which is the best investment for your energy dollar. The more visible upgrade option, windows come to mind as a top energy upgrade priority. Before you open your checkbook, we invite you to read below … Continue reading “Why Upgrading Your Attic Insulation is More Cost Effective than Replacing Windows”

Want the biggest bang for your remodeling dollar? Insulate!

For the second year in a row, Remodeling Magazine ranked “adding attic insulation” as the top “bang for the buck” home improvement project. The report included the 29 top remodeling projects done in a home, ranking average cost against return on investment during resale. The 2017 Cost vs. Value Report shows adding attic insulation delivers … Continue reading “Want the biggest bang for your remodeling dollar? Insulate!”

Steps to Take Today to Prepare Your Home for Winter

It’s easy to overlook preparing your home for winter – but it can cost you in high energy bills, equipment malfunctions, home pest issues and more. If you are looking for a reprieve in your energy bills, don’t expect one this year. In mid October, the Energy Information Administration predicted natural gas users will see … Continue reading “Steps to Take Today to Prepare Your Home for Winter”

Five Ways To Save Energy This Fall

Although energy efficiency is important all year, colder temps and the prospect of an uncomfortable home makes energy efficiency a priority for many homeowners. As fall temps move in and you are thinking about the energy efficiency of your home, check out these five areas of your home for any necessary upgrades. INSULATION Proper insulation … Continue reading “Five Ways To Save Energy This Fall”

How to Choose a Commercial Insulation Contractor

With any project, time is money. This statement is even truer when it comes to a commercial construction project. With the scale of a commercial project, each decision becomes even more important – including choosing the right insulation contractor. Looking to hire a commercial insulator for your next project? Here are a few things to … Continue reading “How to Choose a Commercial Insulation Contractor”

Why You Should Choose the Blown-In Wall System

When it comes to insulating walls, most people think of fiberglass batt insulation. For years, fiberglass batt insulation was the only way to insulate walls. Today’s construction technology has many other options! One cost-effective and energy-efficient option is the blown in wall system. The blown-in wall system provides a high-efficiency energy blanket of insulation at … Continue reading “Why You Should Choose the Blown-In Wall System”

Thirty Years – A Special Celebration

We are proud to salute our partner company, Southland Insulators, and their celebration of 30 years in business. In celebration of this milestone, founder Gerald R. Palmer and his team chose to make a special donation to benefit the life of a wounded warrior. To read more about Southland Insulators and this donation, click here. 

Building Science Basics

Since insulation’s beginning, it was installed with the purpose of creating a thermal barrier around a building — and keeping those inside safe, comfortable, and protected from the elements. Little did we know building science would come on the scene and change our industry in a big way. And it’s here to stay. There is … Continue reading “Building Science Basics”

Georgetown Elementary School Addition

We recently completed a project for the Indian River School District for their expansion to the Georgetown Elementary School/Georgetown Middle school complex. They are in the process of completing an eight classroom expansion. We applied over 6,000 square feet of Agribalance Open Cell spray foam from Demilec which also included a thermal barrier. Applying spray … Continue reading “Georgetown Elementary School Addition”

Conditioned Crawl Space Project Adds Square Footage to Home

Conditioned crawl spaces are designed to increase the building envelope, which essentially makes the crawl space part of the house. For this recent Camden, DE project (and most crawl space conditioning projects we do), foam board was installed around the walls of the crawl space and then covered with poly liners. After that was complete … Continue reading “Conditioned Crawl Space Project Adds Square Footage to Home”

Team Building Fun at Delmarva Insulation

Our team believes in working hard, and enjoying some fun times together, too! Our sales team recently spent a fun evening at Escape Rehoboth in Rehoboth Beach, DE. The event is set up like a live version of the board game Clue. Guests are in a room that is theme-decorated and they search the room … Continue reading “Team Building Fun at Delmarva Insulation”

Tax Credits for Going Green at Home

In case you haven’t heard, the Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit has been renewed! This is great news if you plan to make any energy efficiency updates to your home this year. It is also a great reminder to apply any updates you made last year to your taxes this year. You could be eligible … Continue reading “Tax Credits for Going Green at Home”

Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

It doesn’t take bitter cold to freeze a water pipe. Temperatures only have to dip to about 20°F for a few hours for an exposed water pipe to be at risk of freezing. The solution is to keep these pipes from being exposed to cold temperatures. Here’s how: Insulate the walls to protect pipes. Cover … Continue reading “Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter”

Save Up To $500 By Adding Insulation!

Adequate insulation is one of the most cost-effective ways a homeowner can save money on their annual energy bills! No matter the season, insulation helps to keep your heating or cooling bills in line. Thanks to the renewed energy tax credit, you can save both on your utility bill and your insulation investment! Here is … Continue reading “Save Up To $500 By Adding Insulation!”

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