. Works Summer AND Winter!!!!
Most homes built before 1972 do not have insulation in the
walls. Also, few homeowners are even aware that their home has
empty walls. During the winter, insulated walls will serve to
hold the heat in and prevent warmth from escaping. Once
insulated, the walls won't feel ice-cold and condensation / mold
is significantly less likely to form.
Wall insulation makes a
huge difference in the comfort of a home.
During the summer, wall insulation will reduce the amount of
heat coming in through the walls and help contain the coolness
within your home. The South & West facing walls are often
referred to as the "hot walls", the sun tends to bake on them
causing the walls to be hot. These heated walls often tend to
radiate heat into the home even well after sundown. Once
insulated, the heat entering the home is dramatically reduced.
How it's done...
Wall insulation is usually done when the home is about to be
re-painted, re-stuccoed or texture-coated. The reason for this
is due to the many holes we must drill on the face of the walls.
Wall insulation can not be injected through the attic area nor
from underneath the home. We have to drill holes on the face of
the wall, from either the exterior or interior.
The process involves drilling 2" holes in each bay, above and
below the fire-block. This generally means one hole about 3-feet
up the wall and another hole about 6-foot up the wall. These
sets of holes are made every 16" across the wall to access each
bay. The walls are then injected with insulation until full. The
access holes are then plugged. Walls accessed from the exterior
receive an exterior stucco patch and then each patch is floated
to match a standard rough stucco texture. Walls accessed from
the interior receive a single cote of interior patch leaving the
wall ready for final finish work, including priming and painting
We can drill from either the interior OR exterior of the home.
When working from the interior it is best when the home is
vacant, being remodeled or prepared for exposure to dust.
Because wall insulation can be a bit dusty, most of our work is
done from the exterior.
We provide an exterior stucco patch as part of our process (some
companies do not). The texture we can best match is a standard
rough finish, typical of most homes. Textures such as a raised
Spanish-lace, texture coating or skip-trowel are not finishes we
can match very well. We do have contractors we can refer to deal with
this. Our patch typical dries in a day and can be primed &
painted soon after. Some homeowners repaint the entire home,
others just color-match the paint and paint each patch.
Interior patching involves using a spackle or joint compound.
The patching generally looks great when finished, but will tend
to shrink and crack as it dries. We only provide a primary