Products & Services
Insulation is one of the most important aspects of any home or commercial building, which makes choosing the right insulation product a crucial decision for your structure.
Allow the professionals at McHale’s Environmental Insulation Co. to guide you through the process, as their decades of experience and familiarity with the latest products will take the guess work out of the process for you. McHale’s Environmental Insulation Co. is happy to serve clients in the Concord, Lafayette, Martinez, Oakland, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Orinda, Berkeley and surrounding areas of California.
Cellulose Insulation–100% Borate Cellulose
McHale’s Environmental Insulation Co. is highly experienced with cellulose insulation. Cellulose Insulation is one of the highest quality insulation products on the market today. Cellulose insulation is made mostly from recycled newspaper and cardboard mixed with 100% borate fire retardant. With cellulose, you will start recognizing the comfort and financial benefits almost immediately.
Owners of cellulose insulated homes typically report heating and cooling bills up to 35% lower than homes with other types of insulation. Cellulose insulation pays back the cost of installation through added comfort, sound control and energy savings.
100% borate cellulose insulation is certified by the following agencies:
R & D Services
U.S. Drug Administration
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Environmental Protection Agency
Cellulose Insulation Mfg. Association
American Society of Testing Materials
Numerous State Agricultural Departments
U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission
Radiant Barrier is a multilayer, reflective type of insulation, available in rolls of various widths and lengths, that reflects radiant heat back to its source. Two outer layers of aluminum foil reflect up to 97% of radiant heat. Each layer of foil is bonded to a tough layer of polyethylene for strength. Two inner layers resist conductive heat flow, while a center layer reinforces it.
How It Works: Radiant heat, the major source of heat flow, is energy in the form of infrared waves. It travels at the speed of light, even through a vacuum, and is either transmitted through, absorbed into, or reflected by any material it contacts. Air, water and glass, for example, transmit visit light in varying degrees. A white surface, such as snow, reflects it; a black surface absorbs it. Radiant barrier insulation reflects up to 97% of the radiant energy striking its surface. In other words, in the hot summer months, radiant barrier reflects the sun’s rays while retaining interior heat.
R-Value Information: Most insulation is measured by R-value, which is the thermal resistance of the product. Radiant Barrier is measured by emissivity. For a reflective insulation to be most effective, it must be installed with airspace’s. The thermal value of the insulation system will vary depending on the size of the airspace’s and the direction of heat flow. This is why with just radiant barrier, we can achieve several different R-Values. For more information regarding Radiant Barrier please visit: energy.gov
Fiberglass: There are different types of fiberglass insulation and a number of manufacturers. Fiberglass insulation commonly comes in batts or blankets and can also be blown in. Fiberglass batting has different facings for use as an air and vapor barrier. McHale’s Environmental Insulation Co. can advise you on the appropriate type and R-value to use for your climate code and application to meet today’s energy efficiency standards.
Insulation Removal: McHale’s Environmental Insulation Co. can evaluate the condition of your existing attic, wall, or floor insulation, and can remove and dispose of it if necessary.
Cotton Insulation: Cotton Insulation is an environmentally friendly cotton fiber with quality features including no itch or skin irritation, maximum thermal performance and superior absorption. Like Cellulose, it’s also treated with a borate fire retardant that also acts as a mold, mildew and pest inhibitor.