The following picture is an example of something I have come across dozens of times in attics insulated with fiberglass batts. No one wants to touch batts because of how irritating they are to handle. What this means is that people will take extreme shortcuts when installing them to fit them around ductwork and other obstacles.
Pack Em Inn located in Crandon, WI were updating their bar and were looking for a way to better use their space. Instead of having the bartenders go down stairs to get more drinks and change over kegs, they removed their staircase and had us create them a walk in cooler on their main floor.
We were contacted by Bay West about noise from the commons area pool table disturbing people in the study areas above and offices surrounding it. Because of the construction of the building fiberglass, cellulose, and denim insulation were unable to be installed without major remodeling and changes to the building. Because spray foam can be applied to nearly anything we were able to help solve their noise issue.
Going from a summer retreat to an all season home is easy with spray foam and blown cellulose. This home originally had an R4 ceiling insulation and we brought it up to an air tight R25. The side walls in the upstairs were also empty so we installed dense pack cellulose to help keep the house cool in summer and warm in winter.
Fiberglass is a poor insulator that provides a food source for mold and retains moisture. This house was only four years old before the exterior sheeting became compromised with mold and moisture. Closed cell spray foam provides no food source for mold and is a vapor barrier which allows no moisture or air to pass through it. We removed the fiberglass, liberally applied multiple passes of mold killer, and installed 3 inches of closed cell spray foam to achieve an R rating of R21. The homeowners now have a safe, clean, mold free home.
Choose J & J Insulation the first time and avoid tens of thousands of dollars in home repair!