Insulation Installation is Essential

August 29, 2016

Insulation Installation is an essential part of any new home build or remodel, and if you aren’t sure what it is, or even why you need it, Capitol Machine, the leaders in insulation removal and installation equipment explains that insulation helps keep your energy costs down, which helps both your checkbook and the environment.

When you build a new home, you want to be as green as possible. Renewable is the way to go and if you are looking for the most earth friendly insulation installation you may want to consider Expanded Cork Insulation. Amorim Isolamentos make expanded Cork Insulation, a Portuguese company that uses traditional cork made from the bark of Oak trees that are native to the Mediterranean region; the bark is harvested once the trees get to be between 18 and 25 years old. The bark will regenerate and is harvested every nine years.

Cork has long been a member of the building material club. Cork flooring, underlayment, and acoustical wall coverings are made from the cork that is left over after the cork bottle stoppers have been punched out of the bark. This only consumes about 25 to 30 percent of it.

Flooring made from cork is made cork granules that are glued and sliced into the final product.

Expanded cork insulation is very different. Manufacturers use the same cork granules, but the granules are exposed to steam that expands while activating the corks natural binder, suberin. Suberin is the waxy waterproofing substance that is produced in the cork oak and other tall plants.

When it comes to your insulation installation, you want to be as informed as possible.

Capitol Machine manufactures insulation removal and installation equipment for construction and remodeling, and if you are a builder and don’t think you need it, think again. For more information call or click today.