ARC Insulation Blog

Visit our blog for more information and the latest updates on how insulation can impact your home for the better in the Chicagoland area. Do you have questions about the different types of insulation? Are you trying to determine which areas of your home need attention? On the ARC Insulation blog, you’ll find some great information about how proper home insulation can impact you for the better in the Naperville, Illinois area. Take a look and let us know what you think!

How Do You Get Rid of Mold in the Attic?

How Do You Get Rid of Mold in the Attic?

If you’ve been noticing musty smells in your home or dealt with recurring ice dams throughout the winter, there’s a chance you could have mold in your attic. While finding mold growth anywhere in your home should be a cause for concern, attic mold can lead to serious damage to your building...
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Spray Foam Insulation vs. Cellulose Insulation

Spray Foam Insulation vs. Cellulose Insulation

Home insulation is an investment in your comfort, efficiency, and indoor health, which is why it’s important to find the best option for your specific needs. However, choosing the right insulation can be a challenge. Two of the most popular types of insulation to consider are spray foam insulation...
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Spray Foam Insulation: Open-Cell vs. Closed-Cell

Spray Foam Insulation: Open-Cell vs. Closed-Cell

Whether you’re building a new home or renovating an existing one, choosing the right insulation is crucial for maintaining comfort, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality. Spray foam insulation is one of the most high-performing types of insulation available on the market today. Because...
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Springtime Mold Problems and How to Fix Them

Springtime Mold Problems and How to Fix Them

The temperatures are finally starting to rise here in Chicagoland, signaling the start of spring just around the corner. Unfortunately, with extreme temperatures comes an increased risk  of mold growth. Not only can mold and mildew wreak havoc on your home’s structure, but it can be a severe risk...
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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Insulation for Chicago Winters

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Insulation for Chicago Winters

Are you struggling to keep warm in your home this winter? Upgrading your insulation can help keep warmth inside of your home and make it more affordable to heat and cool. However, with so many types of insulation available, it can be difficult for homeowners to know how to choose the best...
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What is the Best Insulation to Prevent Ice Dams?

What is the Best Insulation to Prevent Ice Dams?

As winter is in full swing here in Chicagoland, many homeowners are dealing with ice in their gutters, commonly referred to as ice dams. In the best case, ice dams are frustrating to remove, but in many, worst case scenarios they can cause severe damage to a home.  Ice dams are common in...
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7 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Insulation

7 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Insulation

Insulation plays a crucial role in your home’s comfort, health, and energy efficiency. However, over time, insulation materials become less effective, leading to a myriad of problems.  Are you wondering if it’s time to replace the insulation in your Chicagoland home? The building science experts...
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Nicor Gas Rebates 2024

Nicor Gas Rebates 2024

Insulation and air sealing upgrades can provide several benefits to your home health and comfort. Luckily, these home performance improvements are more affordable for Chicagoland homeowners with generous rebates from local utility companies, like Nicor Gas in 2024! With over 30,000 homes insulated...
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How to Insulate a Cold Room

How to Insulate a Cold Room

Do you have a room in your home that’s impossible to keep comfortable and is always stuffy in the summer or chilly in the winter? While this is a common problem for many homeowners throughout Chicagoland, insulating your home can help! By adding an extra layer of protection from the elements,...
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Can Mold Growth Still Happen in Winter?

Can Mold Growth Still Happen in Winter?

Mold may not be top of mind for many homeowners in the Chicagoland area during the winter, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not a problem. Melting ice, long bouts of rain, and snowstorms all lead to an increase in moisture both outside and in our homes—which help to create the perfect habitat for...
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