Insulation Schaumburg IL

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JLP Construction
(630) 746-5792
Carol Stream, IL
Services
Closets & Garage Organizers, Siding, Handyman, Insulation, Demolition, Plumbing, Decks & Porches, Additions, Countertops, Carpenters, Bathroom remodeling, Basement remodeling, Barns Sheds & Outbuildings, Commercial Property Maintenance, Framing, Tiling, Electrical, Flooring, Appliance installation, Cabinets, Doors, Kitchen remodeling
Service Types
Residential
Company Information
Hours : 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM M,T,W,T,F,S
Years in Business : 1 Year
Languages Spoken : English
Licensing Information
General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : No License Provided

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Schmidt Exteriors
24W600 St Charles Rd.
Carol Stream, IL
Services
Specialty Contractor

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Closet Organizing Systems.
847-453-3469
1061 E. Main Street
East Dundee, IL
Services
Closet Organizing Systems is a manufacturer of custom-designed closet and cabinetry storage systems for residential and commercial applications. We make a variety of closet systems, locker systems, book shelving, built-in style casework, garage storage c
Licenses / Certifications
There are no special state licensure requirements for our scope of work.
Awards
We were awarded by our industry peers 2 Top Shelf Design awards in 2007.
Membership Organizations
We are also affiliated with National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) along with the American Society of Closet Professionals (ACSP).
Years in Business
In addition to our regularly advertised discounts, we often run monthly product or accessory specials. Please contact us for additional details.

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Onscape, Inc.
847-759-0010
4336 Regency Drive
Glenview, IL
 
Twig And A Feather Inc
8478672618
1570 Wynnfield Drive
Algonquin, IL

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Best LED Lighting
2819009845
956 S Bartlett Rd Suite 193
Bartlet, IL

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Milieu Design
847-465-1160
48 E. Hintz Rd.
Wheeling, IL
Services
Home Remodeling

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Professional Home Services
26035 N Lakeland Dr
Lake Barrington, IL
Services
Specialty Contractor, Remodeler, Commercial Contractor, Custom Builder
Membership Organizations
Better Business Bureau, National Association of the Remodeling Industry

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Amron Stair Works
847-426-4800
152 Industrial Drive
Gilberts, IL
Services
Manufacturer of custom interior stair and rail systems.
Licenses / Certifications
We are not required, by the State of Illinois, to hold a license. We educate our employees yearly on safety and installation guidelines.
Awards
We are Quality Partners with many builders in the Chicagoland area.
Years in Business
Amron was founded in 1984.

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Intrinsic Landscaping, Inc.
847-391-9266
4307 Regency Drive
Glenview, IL
 
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Insulation Choices and Strategies - Zero Energy Homes

Insulation levels throughout the house are where zero energy buildings diverge from conventional energy code requirements most dramatically. To reduce net energy use to zero, houses need significantly higher insulation levels than conventional buildings that rely on abundant and inexpensive fossil fuels.

How Much Insulation is Appropriate

It depends on climate. The real issue is now to get the heating and cooling loads so low that a homeowner could heat the house with the refrigerator, a computer or two, and the dogs. Low heating and cooling loads are the magic bullet that allows zero energy houses to be cost-effective in any climate.

Insulation types and location determine how well the home will perform through the diversity of climate conditions and future challenges. For example, using spray foam to air-seal the house makes subsequent  insulation strategies easier than trying to air-seal the house with just fiberglass.

Note: Fiberglass insulation that is installed over a couple of inches of spray foam is one way to make the house airtight and still affordable.

Types of Insulation

Insulation R-Value Quick Chart

Insulation R-Values
Type of Insulation R-Value
Fiberglass 3.5 per inch
Cotton Batts 3.5 per inch
Cellulose 3.5 per inch
Closed-cell Foam 6 per inch
Open-cell Foam 3.5 per inch
Note: These numbers are estimates and the final R-value depends on density and installation.

Fiberglass

Conventional installation of fiberglass doesn't yield the performance required for a zero energy house. Typically, fiberglass is stuffed into wall cavities without regard for wiring, plumbing, or other obstacles already installed. Fiberglass requires conscientious air sealing before installation:

All vertical and horizontal penetrations from the envelope need to be foamed to prevent air movement Attic/second floor connection requires perfect air sealing because fiberglass itself does very little to resist air movement Batts must be cut around every wire, electrical box, and pipe in the wall

Cotton Batts

Cotton batts are made from recycled materials. To work effectively, they require perfect installation around all obstacles in a wall cavity. The material is very difficult to cut: use an electric knife and a manual hedge trimmer for straight cuts.

Cellulose

Cellulose insulation has a high recycled content and is more affordable than foam. Make sure to use only borate-treated cellulose, as any moisture that gets into ammonium sulfate-treated cellulose will cause it to off-gas ammonia.

Note: It is recommended that you use a professional to install cellulose.

Cellulose can be installed two ways:

Dry as loose fill in wall and is kept in place behind netting. But be careful. Too dense, it fills out the netting and makes drywall difficult, if not impossible to install.

Sprayed on. It is mixed with an acrylic binder that holds it firmly in the wall cav...

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Interior Versus Exterior Insulation

What are the advantage and disadvantage of interior and exterior insulation. Review the list below to learn more and decide which strategy is right for your project.

Interior Insulation

Advantages

It is simpler to install on existing foundation walls. Material costs may be low since you can use almost an insulation material.

Disadvantages

Many types of insulation require separation from habitable  spaces by a fire-resistant material, since they are often extremely flammable and will release toxic gases if ignited. It reduces usable interior space when retrofitted. It fails to protect the waterproofing membrane. It may become saturated by moisture. Exterior Insulation

Advantages

It minimizes heat loss through the foundation. It protects waterproofing membrane. It can serve as a capillary break to block moisture infiltration. It prevents freeze-thaw cycle damage to foundation. it reduces interior moisture. It does not reduce usable interior space when retrofitted.

Disadvantages

Installation is more difficult than interior insulation in retrofits. Material cost is higher. Some exterior insulation materials are susceptible to insect infestation.

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