Insulation & Air Sealing

Expert Home Insulation Contractor Serving The Finger Lakes Area

We inspect and install spray foam, blown-in, rigid foam insulation and more in Canandaigua, Rochester & Syracuse

Home Insulation Ithaca, New York

Halco offers insulation installation for the whole house, including:

  • Attic insulation
  • Garage insulation
  • Wall insulation
  • Floor insulation
  • Basement insulation
  • Crawl space insulation

It’s easy to get insulation wrong, in fact, many professionals have for years. It's either the wrong type of insulation for the application, the wrong installation procedure, or the insulation products didn’t perform as advertised and so on. You get the picture.

Halco is an insulation and energy expert. We know the ins and outs of insulation – all kinds – and we can guide you to the right choices. With some simple insulation upgrades around your home you can live more comfortably, everyday!

We’re also a proud member of the nation's largest network of home energy conservation dealers--Dr. Energy Saver. As an authorized Dr. Energy Saver dealer for The Finger Lakes region, Halco receives ongoing training, tools, and resources that benefit our clients.

Our service area includes Rochester, Ithaca, Syracuse, Elmira, Webster, Auburn, Fairport, Pittsford, Cortland, Canandaigua and other neighboring New York areas. See our entire service area!

Contact us today for a no cost estimate for home insulation or for any of our other residential energy improvement services. Do you have cold floors, drafty rooms and high energy bills? Your energy woes could be due to a number of different problems, including poor insulation, air leakage, an inefficient HVAC system and more. Our home energy audit can help diagnose the problem so that we can find the right solutions for your home!

 

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Common insulation materials and methods used by our technicians

Halco uses all forms of home insulation, including various loose-fill fibers, batts, foams, foils, tapes, and sealants. Products include cellulose, fiberglass, rigid foam boards made of various polymers, expanding and non-expanding injection foams, and reflective films and foils. Our installation techniques include dense-packing, spray in place, injection, blowing-in (such as blown-in insulation) as well as convention fastening methods. We know the best insulation – or combination of insulation materials – to use for every application.

Recent Testimonials
  • "Hi Jeremy- I wanted you to know that last night at dinner my wife, said “I have to admit you were right..." Read Full Testimonial

    Scott S. of Corning, NY

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              Hope the summer is treating you well. I wanted you to know that last night at dinner my wife, said “I have to admit you were right about the insulation. It’s really made the house much more comfortable.” As you might imagine, I was incredibly pleased. The insulation has made a huge difference this summer. Temperature swings in the house are very minor unless we open the windows. Looking forward to the winter benefits. All best, Scott
    Scott S.
    Corning, NY
  • "The technician was very knowledgeable and careful with the service. He was..." Read Full Testimonial

    The Fisk F. of Painted Post, NY

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              The technician was very knowledgeable and careful with the service. He was polite and listened to needs of customer.
    The Fisk F.
    Painted Post, NY
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    Marjorie W. of Horseheads, NY

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              Eric was very polite & knowledgeable.
    Marjorie W.
    Horseheads, NY
  • "Both said no question that I had hired a good group of guys, and that everyone was very knowledgeable, and..." Read Full Testimonial

    Hal R. of Bath, NY

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              To Whom It May Concern @Halco. Chris and James showed up right on schedule, after we talked on the phone, and got right to work. They sealed up the crawlspace in quick fashion, that looks very professional. I did not know about the vapor barrier, but James took a moment to explain that. It really looked nice when finished. I'll be proud to show it off when people come to visit. Next came the attic. The attic needed a little more prep work than originally anticipated, but the guys used some foam board, and spray foam, and got the job done. They laid down a nice thick layer of the cellulose very even about 21" deep anticipating it would settle down to 18". Everything was handled very professionally right down to sealing the hatches shut. I would hire them again in an instant. The most impressive praise came from two of my friends; one is a carpenter, and the other is a general contractor. I was a little out of my area of expertise so I asked them to talk to the guys, and look at the work. Both said no question that I had hired a good group of guys, and that everyone was very knowledgeable, and that they could not do a better job themselves. This from 2 guys with almost 80 years combined experience in home building, and remodeling. Sincerely, Hal R.
    Hal R.
    Bath, NY
  • "Dave and Jim were excellent, very professional and personable. Bill was also..." Read Full Testimonial

    Sharon K. of Wilseyville, NY

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              Dave and Jim were excellent, very professional and personable. Bill was also very helpful with our questions - keep up the great work. We noticed the difference in the warmth of our house and a decreased humidity level immediately. Thanks.
    Sharon K.
    Wilseyville, NY
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    James C. of Watkins Glen, NY

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              Quick efficient & skillful. Thank you for an excellent job!
    James C.
    Watkins Glen, NY
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    Kathleen H. of Newfield, NY

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              Both individuals timely, polite and left work site clean.
    Kathleen H.
    Newfield, NY
  • "Matt was professional and very capable. Plus - a FUNNY GUY! Very..." Read Full Testimonial

    Evie W. of Brooktondale, NY

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              Matt was professional and very capable. Plus - a FUNNY GUY! Very careful worker - a perfectionist! Great!
    Evie W.
    Brooktondale, NY
  • "Scott was very friendly and professional answered any questions or concerns I..." Read Full Testimonial

    Barbara Cummings N. of Ithaca, NY

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              Scott was very friendly and professional answered any questions or concerns I had a very pleasant experience.
    Barbara Cummings N.
    Ithaca, NY
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    Barbara R. of Ithaca, NY

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              Mr. Mayo explained what would be done, was thorough and found a gas leak in the NYSEG. He told me how to contact NYSEG.
    Barbara R.
    Ithaca, NY

Did you know that heat moves three ways?

Heat transfer, is a lot more complex than most people think. Knowing how heat moves is helpful if you want to keep it inside your house when it’s cold and outside your home when it’s hot. You don’t have to be a physicist either. There are three words to remember: conduction, convection, and radiation. For insulation to be effective, it should stop at least two and sometimes three modes of heat movement.

  1. Conduction

    When we think about insulation, we typically think of the types that stop the conduction of heat. That’s where heat transfers from one side of a material or an assembly (such as a wall) to the other. R value is a measure of the resistance of a material to the conduction of heat. An inch of cellulose, for example, has an R value of about 3.8; an inch of polyurethane spray foam insulation has an R value that’s over 6; for a single pane of glass, it’s less than 1.

  2. Convection

    Convection moves heat via currents of air. If the air inside your home is heated but can leak out through a multitude of gaps, all of the conductive insulation in the world will not keep your home warm. Just think how you’d feel on a cold day with your coat open! To insulate against air leaks, you must zipper up the gaps. Called air sealing, it is really a form of insulation that stops or slows convective heat loss. Beads of caulk or spray foam insulation are commonly used materials to stop air leaks. So is weather-stripping.

  3. Radiation

    Radiant barriers stop heat in a completely different way. Radiation is how the heat of the sun reaches the earth. It travels as energy until it strikes a surface and is converted to heat. All bodies radiate heat to one extent or another. Shiny foils are typically used to reflect or reject radiant heat energy, keeping materials cooler. Although they do not have R values to speak of, they are insulators nonetheless. Radiant barriers are typically used with other forms of insulation to “shade” a material from radiant energy. If the energy radiating form your roof shingles on a sunny day is rejected before it can reach your conductive insulation (e.g. the rigid foam board between your rafters), less heat will enter your attic.

With an insulation upgrade from Halco, you can save energy and money while living comfortably!

Remember, insulating your home provides a double benefit. It keeps heat inside your home in winter and outside in summer. The attic is a good place to start. Installing insulation in the attic is one of the easiest ways to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home.

Halco is the area's trusted insulation company, and we are here to make sure you get the most out of your energy-saving investment.

Call at 1-888-635-6166 or contact us online to set up your FREE insulation evaluation and a no cost home insulation estimate or one of our whole-home energy audits in New York, which includes Ithaca, Rochester, Syracuse, Geneva, Penfield, Brockport, Hilton, Spencerport, and more.

Commercial audits would start at $350 and would need to be custom priced based on the size of the facility.

our service area

We serve the following areas

Our Locations:

Halco
865 County Road 6
Phelps, NY 14532
1-315-688-1945


Halco
1700 Trumansburg Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
1-607-218-8448


Halco
204 Bass St
Liverpool, NY 13088
1-315-992-6300
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