The Inflation Reduction Act’s Impact on the Insulation Industry

Regardless of whether you are into retrofit or new construction, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is a major windfall to the insulation industry. The incentives really don’t start until 2023, but it is already gaining consumer recognition both online and in the news. But what does the Inflation Reduction Act include?

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The Basics of Insulation Machine Coverage

Thanks to free machines and box stores, consumers think blowing fiberglass is easy. And in many ways, it can seem that way. We could run to a store today, buy some fiberglass, rent a machine and fill an attic. However, did it get done efficiently or were we wasting product? Material makes up a large portion of the cost for any blown-in project. To a homeowner, losing $150 - $400 on fiberglass isn’t much. After all, they didn’t have to pay someone else to do it, so in their mind, they saved money. But, as a business owner, losing that money is a big deal. Luckily, there are ways you can efficiently blow fiberglass and not waste any product or profit.

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No-Burn® ThB Spray Seal – A Vapor Retarder and Thermal Barrier

A vapor retarder & thermal barrier in one application, you read that right! Check out our video on No-Burn®’s ThB Spray Seal. Open cell spray foam has great sound attenuation and so many other benefits, but installing open cell in the north requires a vapor retarder. When spraying attics, crawl spaces, or anywhere the foam will be exposed, if there is potential to use the space, code requires it to be separated from storage, or occupied space, by a fifteen-minute thermal barrier.

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