Drill and Fill
Drill And Fill Insulation
Many residential buildings, both old and new, are currently being “retrofitted” with insulation. A simple upgrade to ensure that “conditioned” air is preserved within the residence is an insulation retrofit. In the winter, this entails preventing warm air from escaping, while in the summer, it entails preventing cooled air from escaping. Energy efficiency is created by insulation.
Retrofit drill-and-fill has the advantage of being installed from either the interior or external walls of the house. It might be quite beneficial to finish the installation through the outer walls, especially if internal access is not an option. And for some households, this insulation improvement could be the best one yet, thanks to improved R-Values that result in significant year-round energy savings. In terms of insulating products, the drill-and-fill retrofit is ideally suited for loose-fill insulation. The loose-fill material is blown into a wall through the pre-drilled holes, easily conforming to the empty cavity area, and does not affect the integrity of the wall. One advantage of retrofit drill-and-fill is that it may be placed from either the inside or external walls of the house. When inside access is not permitted, finishing the installation through the outer walls might be quite beneficial. And for certain properties, this may be the ideal insulation update, thanks to improved R-Values that significantly reduce energy use throughout the year.
Drill & Fill Insulation Process:
- Depending on your home, drilling will either be from the inside or the outside of the house.
- One- to two-inch diameter holes are drilled into each bay.
- One installer operates the hose to fill each hole while a second installer operates the blowing machine.
- The two installers use cellulose insulation to fill each bay of a wall providing maximum insulation.
- After all holes and bays are filled with cellulose insulation, each hole is patched up.
- This process can also be used to fill the space between floors, cutting down on sound transfer.
Blown In Blanket System (BIBS):
A cutting-edge insulating technology, known as a “blow-in blanket system”, uses specially made fiberglass blowing wool that is put on floors, walls, attics, or ceilings behind a mesh fabric. Look no further if you want your insulation to attain better R-Values and save you money. According to tests, a badly installed batt’s 4% empty area results in a 50% increase in heat loss. The Blow-In-Blanket System does not settle and does away with voids. Only contractors who have been approved by Blow-In Blanket can install the innovative Blow-In-Blanket System.
When building a new structure, the fiber is blown behind a special mesh fabric to provide an insulation layer that is seamless. With the Blow-In-Blanket System, air gaps and costly voids are entirely filled around pipes, wires, and other items inside the cavity.
Blow-in-Blanket Insulation Benefits:
- Air Infiltration is lessened
According to national laboratory studies, the Blow-In-Blanket System offers greater comfort by reducing air infiltration by up to 68 percent in comparison to traditional batt-type insulation.
- Higher R-values for Efficiency
Higher R-values are produced by the Blow-In-Blanket System’s higher-density insulation, which helps you save money and energy.
- Outstanding Sound Control
The Blow-In-Blanket System provides exceptional sound management by entirely filling the space around any objects inside the wall cavity. For particular STC Ratings, please contact us.
It is guaranteed that the Blow-In-Blanket System won’t settle. Settling is eliminated by the novel technique of injecting the fiber behind a dust-free mesh.
The Blow-In-Blanket System has no additional formaldehyde, is inherently non-flammable, and does not encourage the formation of mould.
- Recycled Materials
The Blow-In Blanket System uses fiberglass produced with at least 25% recycled material in addition to its energy-saving and custom-fitting features.
The uses are endless – Blow-In Blanket can be used in:
- Retro-fit and new construction…both wood and steel frame
- Metal Buildings
- Interior Sound Walls
- llergens and dust.
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