Galloway Bell

Residential FAQS


The world of insulation is not a topic most people are familiar with, and they often have many questions. If you are one of those people, we have created an educational section to help you out. Learning a little bit about what’s what will help you understand the options that will best fit your needs.

What is an R-Value?

The measure of heat flow resistance is commonly referred to as the R-value. Often the best insulation is one that has the highest R-value per inch of thickness. In other words, the higher the R-value the better the material insulates. While R-value is important, there are other factors to consider when choosing an insulation system. Please feel free to contact us and we’ll help you to decide what system best suites your needs.

What is a Bib System?

The Blown in Blanket System is a system that pneumatically blows fiberglass into the stud spaces of the wall cavity. It provides a “custom fit” by creating a seamless and uniform blanket of insulation that can conform to any size or shape cavity.

What is Batt?

Fiberglass batts and blowing wool are the two most common insulating mediums, and they can provide great benefits when properly installed. Fiberglass batts come in various widths and lengths to accommodate various stud cavities. As with many things in life, it’s the proper application that counts!

What is Foam Insulation?

Spray foam is a two-component system that consists of an (A) Isocyanate and (B) resin. When combined, they produce a foam that expands to create an insulation with many benefits. There are two main types of foam, Open Cell and Closed Cell foam. Spray foam provides a complete air seal which reduces energy cost and improves indoor air quality. Foam expands to fit cavities of all shapes and sizes creating a seamless insulation with a single product.

Do you insulate individual homes?

Yes. We work with contractors, builders and individuals. We can help you insulate your new home, renovation or just improve your current insulation system.

How does insulation work?

Insulation works by helping to slow the transfer of heat. Heat moves in three primary ways: radiation, conduction and convection. Radiation is the movement of electromagnetic light waves that you cannot see. An example would be the radiant heat from a fire. Conduction is the transfer of heat though a solid object such a spoon sitting on a hot pan. The final method of heat transfer is convection or the transfer of heat through the air. An example is warm air rising, thus transferring heat to the ceiling. So, insulation works by absorbing heat and helping to slow down its transfer.

What are the benefits of re-insulating?

There are many reasons why you should consider re-insulating your home. The number one reason is to help minimize utility costs. Proper insulation can lower utility bills and help to maintain a home that is energy efficient and sustainable for the future. Others benefits of re-insulating include: a quieter home and decreased air infiltration.