Insulation is one of the most important components in your home, but one that you cannot see and do not often have the occasion to think much about. The function of insulation is to keep the temperature in your home regulated — keeping the cold air out in the winter and the hot air out in the summer months. So, what exactly is insulation? Well, it’s a term that refers to a substance that slows down the transfer of heat or sound. It can be used in clothing, outdoor gear to keep you warm and in music studios to keep exterior sound out so that recording can capture the best possible sound. Insulation has also been used in homes all over the country for thousands of years.
Earliest Forms of Insulation
In Ancient times, homes would be built with extra thick walls, which would keep the inside of the home cooler and more comfortable, especially in desert climates like Central America and the Sahara Desert. The Ancient Greeks discovered that if they built a cavity wall in their homes, which has a gap between two walls that can capture the hot air, it would keep the interior rooms cooler. The Romans expanded on this theory and used cork and other fabrics to insulate pipes and even curtains. These ancient societies also used asbestos for many years as a form of insulation — it was not until modern times that the negative health impacts of asbestos were really understood. It was not until very recently (mid 1970s) that fiberglass batting began being used. This is what is most commonly used in homes and buildings today.
Minnesota Attic Insulation Services
One of the most important modern breakthroughs in the insulation world is what is known as “Expanding Blown-In Fiberglass Insulation.” Tollefson Bros Exteriors of Minnesota has joined with Owens-Corning to offer this new technology in insulation in order to help combat the rise in utility costs to heat and cool area homes. In many cases this new insulation can be added to existing insulation in your attic to achieve better energy efficiency in your home. This should be done by professional Bloomington insulation contractors, so that you can be sure that proper is maintained.
Tollefson Bros. offers guaranteed and reliable insulation services, high quality work and excellent customer service, that is all backed by a name you can trust. Call our team today 952-881-2218 for insulation needs, replacement windows, siding or roof work.