New Jersey Spray Foam Insulation
Spray Foam Insulation cures cold breezy rooms during winter, and sweltering hot rooms in summer.Change the weather in your home! Do you want high -performance insulation for a home or commercial building? Call Doctor Energy Smart® your #1 Energy Saving Environmental Solution. A "Different Approach"A Noticeable Result !
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We will gladly help you from a free on-site quote, all the way through the installation process, insulation tax credits, to completion with financing where available! Your buildings will be less "thermally-dynamic"--therefore, better energy savers. You will enjoy a quieter, healthier living space by having a more even-temperatured, air-sealed environment, especially during extreme weather! Save Big on Rising Energy Bills!
Read some answers to your favorite questions below
Gail from Sussex county NJ asks " are there tax credits available for your products"?
The Doctor says,"yes all of our high performance insulation products can produce government issued tax credits."We'll show
Jim D. from Jersey City, Hudson County NJ asks " During the recent January 2014 Artic Polar Vortex cold snap, our pipes froze and this was not the first time this happened, is there any insulation that would keep this from re-occuring?
The Doctor says " we can inject foam around your pipe's freeze
zones without pulling your walls apart! We use a thermal camera to expose the source within your walls, and a Boroscope snake camera to reveal any unforseen obstructions, for a better fill! Click
on our own frozen pipe cavity wall insulation solution page, for more info.
Gary K. from clifton, NJ. asks " How would a homeowner know if ice damming is occcuring on my roof? The Doctor happily responds to this massive problem. " If you see long icicles protruding down towards the ground, you may have ice building up along the lower rows of shingles there. When ice melts, and then freezes, over and over during brisk snowy winters, it can rot the undersheathing (usually plywood, a laminate) constructed with water based glues. Ice Dam Damage can be a very expensive repair!
On another note, the faster your roof melts the snow off of your roof quickly, the more attic insulation you may need. Take a drive on safe roads and look
at your neighbors' roofs, to see who has invested their insulation money just right!
Roger D. from Clark NJ asked us what R-Value meant in terms he could understand, in order to make real differences in the home he owns. The
recent arctic polar foced him to take a deeper look into his home's comfort and energy saving choices, he called the right people. The Doctor answered " R- Value is the amount of
resistance, a material (or even dead airspace) that is used in your typically constructed ((sheetrock or stucco, siding, in exterior walls, to expell mother nature's forces.Her constant
battle with your comfort is relentless. Fiberglass only slows her march into your home, until the inevitable overwhelming infiltration occurs. Spray foam STOPS her visits. She does deserve
respect, but we wish she wouldn't "stop In" so often! "
Jim Wurth from Mountainside/ Union NJ (Union County) asks
"we hear about open or closed cell foam, what is the difference between them?" The Doctor says" open cell carries a lower spray foam price ( $2.50-$3.50) average per square foot) (there is a small cost to shave walls to beam edges for sheetrock preparation). It is structurally different in that the voids or holes between the plasticized bubbles formed during the exothermic reaction (forming), are internally connected. Air can move through these voids.This is why a lower R-Value of approximately 3.5 per inch of foam depth than closed cell occurs. This open cell sprayfoam is typically used above grade where it is unlikely to come in contact with moisture. Roof line installations make better sense for this type of foam usually in case of a roof leakage. Origins of leak are easily located creating a lessor need for roof shingle removal to repair. Closed cell foam is generally priced at $3.50-$4.50 per square foot (based on typical depths and is used below grade, such as in crawlspace and basement installations, due to its exterior connected bubbles that create it's higher R-Value of near 7 per inch. Roofs that would benefit from structural assistance can use closed cell foam also! Closed cell foam can cost double that of open cell but is recommended by FEMA for crawlspace applications in moisture prone areas. These prices may vary depending on certain variables, mainly relating to difficulty of access to the work area. Great question Jim, many folks ask about this. We alsou install Injection foam in interior cavity wall insulation for clients who do not wish to disturb their interior wall faces.. Pricing is approximately $5-$9 dollars per square foot, depending on wall stud size and wall material. We only shoot this slow rise low compression foam from the interior walls because we want the foam to compress the paper face of the fiberglass towards the fibrous materials, giving better fill. In-wall foam works great when installed correctly! Companies shooting from the outside do not get a good fill. This is because typically, the paper side faces towards the conditioned living space of the interior of your home. To get a good fill, we allow the foam to press on the paper side to compress the fibrous glass strand portion. Your heating or cooling hvac contractor will tell you that the fiberglass paper face should be facing the "conditioned living spaces". See our cavity wall insulation page for more info.
Dave Tierman from Queens New York asks " Do you offer the many Government techniques and tax credits that are available for home energy savings? The Doctor says " on the topic of techniques, we bypass the Blower Door test because it tells us that your house is leaking, which is already known because you have called to say it is uncomfortable and therefore,not energy wise. We start with a thermal imaging infrared camera to show us exactly where your house leaks- a more beneficial first step. Our techniques will save you from much paperwork and from purchasing new windows, heating and air conditioning equipment ,and the need to prove a substantial change in your bills over last year's costs. If you cannot prove 25% in savings, your investment may not be re-funded. Take it up with the Government and "good luck"
Bill Robbins from Newark NJ Essex County asks- My older home has absolutely no insulation in the walls and minimal attic insulation, but I am unsure I can
afford spray foam. What alternatives do I have to save money? The Doctor says- "we can install blown in cellulose into attics and walls for one half or
less price compared to spray foam".
Richard Warringer from Monmouth County New Jersey Shore asks " I didn't remove the wet fiberglass after our Sandy superstorm and worry I may have allowed mold to grow in my crawlspace. What should I do." The Doctor replies " We will remove and thoroughly clean out the entire area, dry out the crawlspace and then spray a powerful mold remediation chemical with a residual long-term killing effect before spraying closed cell foam that further resists mold growth for your future benefit.We have treated many crawlspaces in the New Jersey Shore area including Atlantic and Ocean County's." click on wet fiberglass to FEMA foam page for more information on this topic
Dave Pierson of Brooklyn New York asks " can spray foam keep our rodent problem from re-occuring, now that we have had them exterminated"? The Doctor says " yes, when we spray your sill beam area, and search out all entry holes with our thermal image camera, mice and rats cannot find there way through any longer. Using a soy based foam is the wrong method because they like the sweet taste of this foam. We use a polyurethane product in these areas that they dislike.
Jaime Sullivan from Toms River asks "will spray foam resist water damage in the event of another storm?" The Doctor's answer is yes it's waterseal properties make spray foam a FEMA best choice for flood zones. Our choice would call for Closed cell spray foam . It has a full skin qualty that resists water.
Peter Johnson of Staten Island asks " Is the foam harmful to breathe over time?" The Doctor's answer is "No. Only during the quick curing and expanding process is there a smell in the air. That is why our installers are equipped with the latest technology in breathing machinery" We ask that all children, adults and pets are cared and nicely managed elsewhere,during our installations. Click on spray foam health risk page ,for more information on this topic.
Gary Pierson from Bergen county New Jersey asks " I worry that sealing my attic may allow mold due to its non-breathing condition" The Doctor says" when installing foam, a complete sealing keeps outside air from entering and depositing moisture in your new "semi-conditioned" attic.
Susan Dickson from Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania asks "how long will it be before I get my investment back when spray insulating my home" ? The Doctor says "although comfort and health are benefits also, generally it takes 1-4 years. This depends on many factors, including whether or not you use our thermal imaging camera audit to prioritize your energy loss areas in advance, and the quality of the foam. We purchase your foam within a few days of your installation., enhancing the "exothermic foam building process"! A more frugal way to insulate your home if your budget won't allow for a spray foam upgrade, would be to have us do a thermal-image camera viewing of your entire home to show where typical leaks occur from the walls into your living spaces. The top (attic) and lower (basement sill beam) feed the walls with cold in winter/heat in summer and finds it's way into your living spaces through various leak areas, we can show them for you to weatherize and stop the convection! This form of thermal transfer into your home is most important to stop from occurring. If you are a handy type you can fix this yourself. If not, you can have us do it. Most homes cost $ 900 (3 bedroom) -$1400 (4-5 bedroom) for our thermal image guided weatherization.
Debby Wehr from Morristown NJ (morris county)asks " we have a very warm finished attic during summer months that is difficult for visitors and family to feel comfortable in, and would rather not have to remove the sheetrock ceiling in order to insulate up there. Is there anything that can be done to upgrade to a better form of protection?" The Doctor says "Yes, we carry forms of insulation not found elsewhere including a year round rated radiant barrier foil. We can install it in a way to cool the home drastically during summer months. We can also install it to keep mother nature's cold entering through your open soffits!." Click on Radiant foil attic insulation for more information on this topic
Becky Rosele from Manhattan New York asks "Our walls are very cold in the winter and we do not want to remove our sheetrock to insulate. There is fiberglass in there but it doesn't seem to be working at all. What can we do ? The Doctor says " we can inject existing-wall cavity foam that will be a permanent fix for these cold walls. If you have the old stucco/lathe type walls, and have considered replacing that old structure to sheetrock or upgrade electrical wiring for the future safety you demand, you can save alot of money by having opened up these walls and allowing us to simply spray insulate those areas. If not, we can drill minimal holes and re spackle them after injecting our foam into these existing walls.
Jeff Johnson from Staten Island NY ( Richmond County)asks " our Air Vent Ducts have never been cleaned out and my children are developing breathing disorders.Can you help us?" The Doctor says " the newest division of our home environmental services now includes our State-of-the-Art Air Duct cleaning and Germicidal protection equipment system that gives your whole family, benefits of better health/better sleep and, lets include our four-legged friends in the list of benefactors.!
Casey Stanton from Queens New York asks " we purchased an online spray foam kit and it seems a bit too technical for my husband since there are many requirements to using it
correctly. What can we do with them." The Doctor says we can -prepare them to exacting manufacturers's standards and then, spray them accurately for
you, call for details!
Peter Rosenberg of Clark Union County NJ, asks " we have had our HVAC service company tell us that our heating and air-conditioning system checks out fine, but we believe there is something wrong still. It does'nt seem to be working like it used to, we have a feeling that some rooms don't get enough heat to them. Can you help? The Doctor says,
" we have found that in-wall air duct return cavitys can leak, pulling cold air in from the attic and basement. These cavitys need to be sealed right! This particular case happens when wall cavities are used as part of the return duct system. In this case a return boot is attached to the top of the wall cavity in the attic, and a return grill is placed low on the wall near the floor. Air is drawn in through the return grill, up the wall cavity and into the return duct. Unfortunately, that is not the only place air comes in.
If wall cavities were air sealed this would not be an issue, but in reality they are far from sealed. Most wall cavities are constructed with 2x4 studs and drywall or sheathing on either side. The problem is that the drywall is almost never sealed to the studs. When the cavity is depressurized as in a return, air leaks in from all sides of the cavity. If the air comes in from the interior of the house, it isn't a big problem. However, if the air leaks in from the attic or crawlspace, it is a problem."
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Spray foam insulation effectively insulates various energy loss areas of buildings and residential homes from the convection, conduction and radiation that affect the "living spaces" in your structure. Old school insulation fails miserably here!
These areas include attics, walls, ceilings, and bay windows. Spray foam insulation is considered by builders who care about long-term results to be the best ENERGY SAVING insulation choice, because it expands and completely fills hidden voids or cracks in ways that fiberglass insulation just cannot do. These effects can lower your energy bills by 40%, and drastically raise the comfort levels, in your home's "living spaces" especially during extreme weather.
We can take out the old insulation, and bring in the "new"!Our Department of Environmental Protection License makes us legally compliant to remove and properly transport your "old school insulation" to a Municipal Authority Refuse location in your county. Then we install the insulation you choose, specific to any needs you may have. Radiant Barrier foil works great but spray Foam is a proven favorite because it insulates three ways, making it mother nature's toughest opponent in protecting your "living space" virtually forever! We serve the entire county's tri-state area including monmouth, ocean, morris, bergen, hudson, essex, toms, river, warren, hunterdon, middlesex, sussex, somerset, passaic, union, mercer, burlington, staten, island, poconos,pa