Welcome to Broken Drum Insulation of Visalia, your source for professional residential and commercial insulation in the Fresno, California area. We are industry leaders—builders, contractors and homeowners count on us to get the job done right, on time, on budget and safely.
Home & Commercial Insulation
The Broken Drum Insulation of Visalia team of insulation contractors offers high-quality materials for homes and buildings. Here are several of the insulation materials we use:
Batt insulation – Batt insulation comes in pre-cut panels and is typically made of fiberglass. It’s one of the most common forms of insulation available. Batts can be installed in various areas, such as the attic and walls. We install kraft-faced, unfaced and ComfortTherm® poly-wrapped fiberglass batt insulation from Johns Manville (JM).
Blown-in fiberglass – “Blow-in” refers to a method of installation—blown-in insulation is installed with a special blowing device. Fiberglass is available in blown-in form and can be installed in many areas of a home, from the attic to the walls. In new construction projects, blow-in insulation can also be used in an application called BIBs. Blow-in insulation is installed behind a special fabric to create a seamless blanket that fills voids in walls, including around any electrical protrusions.
Cellulose insulation – Cellulose is made from recycled newsprint and other recycled paper. Consisting of up to 80 percent recycled content and requiring less energy to make than other types of insulation, it’s one of the most environmentally friendly insulation materials available.
Spray foam insulation – Spray foam insulation is applied wet and expands into thick foam that fits snugly in wall cavities, crevices and gaps—therefore, it can be installed in hard-to-reach areas and around piping and wiring. Open-cell and closed-cell spray foam are available.
Our insulation contractors have worked with many local builders, contractors and remodelers on new home and commercial building construction projects. We can help you complete the job on time and on budget.
Are your energy bills higher than normal? You may need to re-insulate your home. Insulation is one of the best ways to increase the energy efficiency and comfort of homes all year long. The insulation contractors at Broken Drum Insulation of Visalia can help you save money and live more comfortably by adding insulation to the areas of your home that need it most.
As a significant source of energy loss in homes, the attic should be properly insulated. Even if yours isn’t finished, it’s important to insulate it. In fact, failing to ensure you have the right amount of attic insulation can hinder your energy efficiency attempts. In addition to the attic, it’s essential to have proper wall insulation to feel comfortable in your home and to reduce the amount of energy your heating and cooling system uses. At Broken Drum Insulation of Visalia, our experts will inspect your home and help you decide what type of insulation is best for your needs.
We also provide commercial insulation services for offices, metal buildings and other industrial and commercial spaces throughout Fresno.
In addition to installation, we offer:
- Insulation removal
- Insulation wholesale services
Insulation Contractors Serving the Fresno Area
If you’re looking for insulation contractors near you, Broken Drum Insulation of Visalia can help! We provide residential and commercial insulation services and look forward to working with you on your project. As part of the IBP family of companies, we offer the expertise and resources that few Fresno, California area companies can match.
Contact us online or call 559-372-2960!
FAQs About Insulation
Does my water heater need insulation?
If your water heater stores hot water, a simple isotherm blanket will fit around it snugly enough to insulate it. This will prevent heat loss and remove a significant chunk of your power bills. On-demand water heaters don’t store hot water, so only your pipes require insulation. Rubber self-seals and expands with the temperature, so it’s ideal for pipes. Some categories of foam come with improved insulation powers, so they’re worth considering for those chilly Fresno winters.
How much heat do I lose through my ceiling?
Heat can escape your home in several ways, but ceilings and attics are an important part of the picture. Heat rises, so warm air can escape through a porous ceiling to the floor above. That’s great news if you like a warm second floor — not so great when you consider that the warm air will keep rising right through your roof if it isn’t stopped by proper insulation. As much of 85% of your home’s lost heat passes through the attic, so installing insulation in this under-appreciated room will have a powerful effect on your comfort.
R-value is a measure of an insulation’s performance. Put simply, it defines how quickly your insulation will lose heat. You should choose your R-value by your climatic zone. The highest rating for insulation is R-45 per inch, which is achieved by vacuum-insulated aerogel. Following closely behind are phenolic and polyurethane foams, but plastics are highly variable depending on their application methods and structure. Open-cell polyurethane is adequate for indoor areas, while closed-cell varieties are best for roofs and walls. The latter can block outdoor noise from penetrating your building. Polyisocyanurate has an R-value of 6.5 per inch, while extruded polystyrene offers the rigidity required to insulate walls. The cheapest rigid form is expanded polystyrene, which has an R-value of about 3.8 per inch.
How long will it take to insulate my home?
Small homes can be thoroughly insulated in only a couple of hours. Big houses might need a full day. The time it takes will depend on whether you’re adding insulation to all recommended parts of your home, including your attic, basement, walls and siding.
Can you over-insulate your home?
Insulation is an art that requires balance. If your home is sealed too tightly, it will trap moisture indoors and cause mold. Your insulation must allow ventilation to push through to prevent the degradation of your wood and mortar. Even dry Fresno is prone to humidity that can lead to degradation.