As one of the most trusted custom home builders in North Texas, we don’t just build custom homes – we focus on green initiatives as well, surpassing Energy Star® and Greenbuilt North Texas programs! Our homes are highly energy efficient and provide healthier indoor air, in addition to other advantages. One aspect of building a home that’s highly energy efficient is the type of insulation that’s used and the method of its installation. What difference does it make? A big one!
When building new homes around the Dallas area, we rely on blown-in fiberglass insulation. Why? Fiberglass is comprised of sand and recycled glass, so it’s an eco-friendly option because both are abundant, renewable resources. While fiberglass insulation also comes in the rolled batting form, insulation that’s blown in is a far more energy efficient method of installation because of the fact that blown material is smaller, making it possible to get insulation into the tiniest crevices and spaces where it would be nearly impossible to insulate these areas with rolled batting.
Blown-in insulation means a tighter home, one that will keep your family comfortable while reducing energy consumption and costs. There are endless advantages to this type of insulation over others, including:
- Protection against air infiltration and water vapor
- Expansion during installation – filling every crack, crevice, or cavity along the interior of stud walls
- Prevention of odor, mold, and rot due to its moisture resistance
- Reduced risk of fires because of the airtight fit, preventing air infiltration that could potentially fuel a fire
- Sound buffer properties – reducing outside noise when you’re indoors
There are many advantages of blown-in fiberglass insulation over other types. While initial costs may be a bit more, the benefits, and the fact that you’ll recoup the costs in energy savings over time, make the investment worth it.
Ready to build your custom Flower Mound home, one that’s not only distinctively beautiful but eco-friendly and healthier for your family? Trust the builders at Bud Bartley Family of Builders to go beyond your expectations. Give us a call today!