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If your home isn't as warm as it should be in the winter or as cool as it should be in the summer, now may be the perfect time to address your home energy efficiency by turning your tax return into energy savings and financial savings.  Homeowners can save about 10% of their total energy bills by sealing air leaks first, followed by adding insulation. Seal air leaks using caulk, spray foam, or weather stripping.  Weatherizing your home this way is one of the most cost effective ways to improve energy efficiency and comfort. For a limited time, Modern Xterior is offering low cost attic and wall insulation options for Michigan homeowners. You can save $500 on your project of 1,000 sq ft or more.

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WHY SEAL & INSULATE YOUR HOME?

If your home isn't as warm as it should be in the winter or as cool as it should be in the summer, now may be the perfect time to address your home energy efficiency by turning your tax return into energy savings and financial savings.  Homeowners can save about 10% of their total energy bills by sealing air leaks first, followed by adding insulation. Seal air leaks using caulk, spray foam, or weather stripping.  Weatherizing your home this way is one of the most cost effective ways to improve energy efficiency and comfort. For a limited time, Modern Xterior is offering low cost attic and wall insulation options for Michigan homeowners. You can save $500 on your project of 1,000 sq ft or more.

Attic Insulation

Modern Xterior Improvement is an experienced Michigan Insulation Contractor that can help you maximize your energy savings. We use only the BEST blown in cellulose insulation for open access attics and attic walls.

Wall Insulation

For closed wall insulation we use tripolymer injection foam. Tripolymer is one of the safest, most long-lasting, and eco-friendly wall insulation products available. Tripolymer can be injected to a variety of finished home walls.

Foam Insulation

For unfinished walls, ceilings and crawlspaces, we use Demilec Heatlok Soy 200 Spray Foam insulation. Heatlok Soy 200 Plus®, is our high-performing, versatile spray foam insulation for commercial and residential construction.

All About Insulation

The First Step to Going Green Is to Check Your Home’s Insulation

 

Whether you are considering investing in solar panels, solar water heating, heat pumps or any other green source of energy for your home, the first step you should take is to improve your home’s insulation. This will ensure that you maximize the use of natural resources and don’t waste energy. If you skip this step, you will end up spending a lot of money buying a very powerful system to cover the energy needs of a badly insulated house.

 

Insulation is one of the most efficient ways to save energy at home since it keeps it warm in the winter and cool in the summer. In fact, the Energy Star estimates that in one year a typical three-bedroom semi-detached house can save up to $400 on energy bills by installing attic and cavity wall insulation.

Air that leaks through your home’s envelope − the outer walls, windows, doors, and other openings − wastes a lot of energy and increases your utility costs. A well-sealed envelope, coupled with the right amount of insulation, can make a real difference on your utility bills.

​DTE Energy wants you to use less and save more. One way to save on energy is through insulation. Stop air from leaking in or out by sealing the leaks and keep your home more comfortable through insulation.

 

Review Available Rebates

InsulationMinimum RequirementsRebate Amount
Roof/Attic500 sq. ft. installed$125
Above-Grade Wall250 sq. ft. installed$125
Kneewall100 sq. ft. installed$25
Rim/Band Joist50 linear ft. installed$50
Basement Wall200 sq. ft. installed$50
Crawl Space Wall100 sq. ft. installed$50
Floor100 sq. ft. installed$50
Efficient Windows and Doors (U-value < 0.30)
Window ReplacementENERGY STAR® for Northern Climate Zone (U-value < .30)$15 per window (per unit)
Glass Patio Door Unit/Sliding Patio Door or Picture WindowENERGY STAR® for Northern Climate Zone (U-value < .30). Opening must be at least 30 square feet.$40 per unit

Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis and customers are encouraged to apply early, as program funds are limited.

Eligibility

Not sure you qualify?

  • DTE Energy must be the primary provider of your home’s heat (most DTE Energy gas and gas/electric combination customers qualify).
  • Single-family homes and homes with less than five connected housing units are eligible.
  • Your home must have a separate entrance and a separate meter.
  • New construction homes do not qualify.

Sealing leaks and adding insulation can improve the overall comfort of your home and help to fix many of these common problems:

  • Reduced noise from outside
  • Less pollen, dust and insects (or pests) entering your home
  • Better humidity control
  • Lower chance for ice dams on the roof/eves in snowy climates

 

Most homes in the United States don’t have enough insulation and have significant air leaks. In fact, if you added up all the leaks, holes and gaps in a typical home’s envelope, it would be the equivalent of having a window open every day of the year!

THE BEST INSULATION FOR YOUR HOME

For over 50 years the Applegate family has been increasing the comfort of America’s families with quality energy-saving products and exceptional service. Applegate is the world’s largest privately-owned cellulose insulation manufacturer, delivering premiere cellulose insulation to homeowners, through insulation professionals, builders and architects worldwide.

Today, the Applegate name is synonymous with Quality and Integrity. This website, resulting from over 50 years of dedicated study, application and, for the last 30 years, of manufacturing premium cellulose insulation, is designed to bring you the relevant information you need to make educated decisions regarding an insulation solution that you can trust.

 

 

Applegate Cellulose Insulation for Your Attic

Applegate Cellulose Insulation For Your Home.

Cellulose has the distinction of being the very oldest insulating material used in our homes. Types of cellulosic material include newspapers and cardboard, straw, and even sawdust.

Cellulose insulation is a great low cost method to insulate American homes and significantly (20 to 40%) reduce their heating and cooling costs.

Today, environmental concerns have again pushed the insulating advantages of cellulose to the forefront. Made from almost 85% recyclable materials, and containing up to 65 times less embodied energy than foam insulation, cellulose is indeed the Greenest of the Green insulation materials!

Learn More About Applegate

Adding Applegate Insulation to a new or existing home is an investment which saves energy month after month and year after year; and Applegate is in the optimum range of performance vs. price. While some foams may provide a higher R-Value per inch, it comes at an astronomical environmental and economic price, taking years longer to pay for itself. Using Applegate Cellulose Insulation in new construction may not cost you anything, as you may be able to use a smaller and thus cheaper Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. This is due to Applegate reducing the heating and cooling demands placed on the HVAC. Adding Applegate to your existing home may pay for itself in as little as a year.

Applegate Cellulose Insulation is an extremely effective natural insulation born out of Applegate’s 30 years of insulation experience which has resulted in an insulation with a high R-Value, high recycled content and it also significantly reduces air leakage which is a primary factor in energy loss and thus high utility bills.

As the outside air comes into a home and the air inside a home goes outside – moisture, pollutants and temperature go with it. Applegate by reducing air flow through walls and attics, reduces the demands placed on your HVAC system. Allowing it to run less and more efficiently.

In existing homes the payback may be as little as a year. Adding Applegate can even increase the life of your HVAC system by helping minimize the wear and tear your system receives by minimizing the demand and number of cycles (on / off) it goes through. The reduced demand placed on the HVAC can make a formerly marginal unit effective at giving you the comfort you desire.

In a new home the reduced air flow resulting from Applegate can allow a smaller and cheaper HVAC system to be installed which uses less energy over the life of the building! The reduced cost of the HVAC system can be enough to cover the cost of Applegate – meaning that using Applegate may not cost you anything, and it still saves energy every month and year! Applegate Insulation can be considered money in the bank!

A good analogy is the difference in miles per gallon your car gets in highway and city driving. A car gets better millage on highways because there are less starts and stops – it takes a lot of energy to get a car or HVAC system going from a stopped position. In a well insulated new home, a small properly sized HVAC unit may run longer per cycle than a bigger unit, but like a car on a highway it uses less energy over the course of a day.

An additional investment made with Applegate is fire safety. Many have realized that Applegate not only makes sense from a financial investment – but also as an insurance investment! Applegate Insulation provides superior fire protection compared to glass and foam insulations. Applegate not only saves energy, but in the case of a fire it could help save your life and help minimize damages! Applegate’s fire retardancy stands up to blow torch! Applegate Cellulose Insulation provides up to 55% better fire resistance than glass by greatly restricting the flow of oxygen which can reach a fire and by being one of the few building materials which is treated with fire retardants. The fossil fuels used to make most foams can contribute as a fuel source and result in toxic fumes when ignited. Foam’s require a 15 minute fire barrier to give occupants time to escape in the case of a fire. Applegate slows the spread of a fire giving you far more time to escape and reducing the damage done to one’s home and property!

Wall Insulation for Closed Access Walls

Tripolymer Injection Foam  Insulation for Your Home!

Tripolymer(TM) is one of the safest, most long-lasting and eco-friendly wall insulation products available.  Live comfortably in EVERY room in your home. Don’t let space in your home go to waste because a room is simply too hot or too cold. Tripolymer wall insulation eliminates hot spots and cold spots and saves on your monthly heating and cooling bills.

 

Start Saving Now Tripolymer Works Right Away.

Unlike some home improvement projects that can take years to start saving you money, Tripolymer injection foam insulation starts saving you money on energy bills immediately. Receiving feedback form happy customers like Justin E. is what the Modern Pros are all about. We’re dedicated to finding individualized solutions for each homeowner that will not only fit in your budget but exceed your expectations.

TRIPOLYMER IS THE ONE OF THE SAFEST, MOST LONG-LASTING AND ECO-FRIENDLY WALL INSULATION PRODUCTS AVAILABLE.

Tripolymer was specifically created as a thermal and acoustical wall insulation for existing wall cavities. For more than 35 years, it has been safely installed in homes, schools, hospitals and commercial buildings. Simply put, Tripolymer is one of the safest, most long-lasting and eco-friendly wall insulation products available.

Tripolymer is…

  • Non-toxic and biodegradable
  • One of the best insulators with an R-value of 5.1 per inch
  • Tested and trusted in over 400 million square feet of construction

Save on Your Heating and Cooling Bills with Tripolymer Insulation View Our Video Protect your family from rising fuel costs for heating and cooling. With an extremely high R-value of 5.1 per inch, Tripolymer wall foam insulation makes your home energy efficient – keeping you warm in the winter and cool during summer months. R-Value Be More Energy Efficient and Save Money Air that leaks through your home’s envelope − the outer walls, windows, doors, and other openings − wastes a lot of energy and increases your utility costs. A well-sealed envelope, coupled with the right insulation, can make a real difference on your heating and cooling bills. Most homes in the United States don’t have enough insulation and have significant air leaks. In fact, if you added up all the leaks, holes and gaps in a typical home’s envelope, it would be the equivalent of having a window open every day of the year says energystar.gov. That’s a lot of heating and cooling costs just flying out the window. Savings vary. Find out why in the seller’s fact sheet on R-values. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power. Visit Energy Star to find more information about home improvement insulation and sealing.

Open Access Spray Foam Insulation

Demilock Heat Soy 200 Spray Foam Insulation.

Heatlok®, is a high-performance, versatile spray foam insulation designed for residential construction. Its unique formula incorporates recycled plastic bottles and renewable oils to create high-performance, closed-cell spray foam insulation. This polyurethane insulation combines multiple control layers into a single application, saving homeowners both time and money in construction costs. With our innovative technology, Heatlok is developed with 14 % renewable and recycled content, and is the ideal choice for residential construction.

In a single application, Heatlok provides better thermal resistance, an excellent air barrier, and a vapor retarder. Homeowners can be assured that Demilec will continue to provide innovative, scientific advancements in high-efficiency spray foam insulation solutions, high-performance quality products, and superior service.

ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY PROVIDING ENERGY-EFFICIENT SOLUTIONS

Heatlok Soy 200 Plus®, is our high-performing, versatile spray foam insulation for commercial and residential construction. Our unique formula incorporates recycled plastic bottles and renewable oils to create our high-performing, closed-cell spray foam insulation. Heatlok Soy 200 Plus has a high R-value of 7.4 at 1 inch, and a density of two pounds. This polyurethane insulation combines multiple control layers into a single application, saving both time and money in construction costs. With our innovative technology, Heatlok Soy 200 Plus is developed with 14 % renewable and recycled content, and is the ideal choice for commercial, residential, and multi-family construction.

In a single application, Heatlok Soy 200 Plus can create a specialized engineered building envelope, which provides better thermal resistance, excellent air barrier, and a recognized vapor retarder. Demilec continues to strive toward innovative, scientific advancements in high-efficiency spray foam insulation solutions, intumescent and elastomeric coatings, high-performance quality products, and superior service.

With Heatlok Soy 200 Plus, five benefits can be achieved in a single application.

  • Air barrier
  • Insulation
  • Water-resistive barrier
  • Vapor barrier
  • Drain plane

Heatlok Soy 200 Plus is in compliance with the International Building Code® (IBC), the International Residential Code® (IRC), and the International Energy Conservation Code® (IECC).

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