Take An #InsulationVacation, Part 5: The Southwest

July 8, 2017

It’s the next stop on our Insulation Vacation, and we’re headed to the American Southwest! The majestic deserts of Arizona! The mysterious highways of New Mexico! Maybe Texas and Oklahoma, but maybe not!

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There seems to be some confusion over which states actually count as the Southwest. It seems to depend on who you ask.

Everyone seems to agree, though, that New Mexico and Arizona are definitely part of the region. Although the states share a similar climate, they both have unique histories and cultural vibes.

New Mexico -- The town of Roswell is the site of an alleged UFO crash that made headlines back in 1947. The United States Air Force claimed the debris found was simply the wreckage of a malfunctioning weather balloon, but some of the locals don’t buy the official story. Roswell has been a destination attraction for UFO enthusiasts since then.

Arizona -- This state is so big, you could fit all of New England and Pennsylvania within its borders. It is home to the Grand Canyon, which is older than dinosaurs. If it seems like time stands still in Arizona, it may be because the state does not observe Daylight Savings Time.

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The Southwest varies widely in temperature. It can get hot as blazes during the day, but those deserts nights can get downright frigid. Different climate zones exist in both New Mexico and Arizona. Insulation installers in these areas will need a good understanding of these regional differences to install the correct R-values insulation accordingly. R-values could swing from R-20 to R-60, depending on the area.

Wherever you are in the Southwest, wherever the Southwest is, you can rely on Capitol Machine International for rugged, dependable insulation blowers and vacuums. We hope you’ve enjoyed our trip around North America.

Now, where do we go next?

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