TCS Insulation & Coatings

Technical Construction Solutions

Blown-In & Batt Insulation in Brainerd, Baxter & St Cloud, MN

Technical Construction Solutions is your home for insulation, concrete lifting and more, serving the upper Midwest

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Fiberglass has been the standard for insulation since its invention in 1938. Since then, it has been mast produced and used to insulate millions of structures worldwide. Although is it does not have the performance levels of spray foam insulation, fiberglass blown in and batts are a more affordable option. Whether doing a blown in ceiling, batted walls, or a BIBS system, TCS can help you complete all your insulation needs on any project big or small.

There are 2 major types of blown in insulation, fiberglass and cellulose. Fiberglass is a woven together glass fibers and in a loose fill, blown in application, averages an R3 per inch. This is our most common product of ceiling insulation in homes. We typically always recommend and R60 in new construction which is 20 inches of blown in fiberglass. The second major kind of blown in insulation is cellulose. Cellulose is a recycled material made up of primarily ground up newspaper and other paper products. It is then treated with fire retardants such as ammonium sulfate, borax, and boric acid to make it safe to use in homes. Cellulose is a slightly denser product averaging R3.3 per inch. An R60 ceiling is achieved at 18 inches.

Batts are a common insulation for wall cavities and sometimes vaulted ceiling. Batts range from an R11 all the way to an R49. In climate zone 6 and 7, R19 and R21 batts are the most commonly used to meet code requirements in a 2×6 wall. There are 2 main type of batts, fiberglass and rockwool. Fiberglass is your most common and cheapest option. It is widely used for both exterior walls for insulation as well as interior walls for sound deadening. Rockwool is a product made from lava rock and slag woven together. It has many advantages of fiberglass but does come with a much higher cost. Rockwool, unlike fiberglass is much less susceptible to moisture and mold damage. It does have a higher R value per inch than fiberglass as well. It also is a better sound deadening material than fiberglass. Rockwool should always be used in area like fireplaces where it can be installed directly to exhaust piping safely and protect the surrounding area from any fire hazards. Call TCS today about your project and we can help you determine if fiberglass or rockwool batts are your best choice for your project.

BIBS, blown in blanket system, or also know as dense packs, is a blown in fiberglass or cellulose system for walls and floors. This process starts with stapling an insulation fabric or netting to the walls stud faces or floor trusses. Then fiberglass or cellulose material is blown into the cavities and completely filling them. This process creates a higher R value and better air seal than standard batt insulation. It also produces a better sound deadening affect than a standard fiberglass batt. Again though, it does come with a higher cost than standard batts.


Expertise and Experience

With years of experience in the insulation industry, our team of professionals brings extensive knowledge and expertise to every project. We understand the unique needs of each home and can recommend the best insulation solution, whether it’s blown-in or batt insulation.

Energy Efficiency

Our insulation services are designed to enhance your home’s energy efficiency. By choosing us, you can expect to see a reduction in your energy bills and an increase in overall comfort. Our insulation solutions help maintain a consistent indoor temperature, reducing the strain on your heating and cooling systems.

Professional Installation

Proper installation is crucial for the effectiveness of insulation. Our skilled installers are trained to handle both blown-in and batt insulation with precision and care. We follow industry best practices to ensure your insulation is installed correctly, providing you with maximum benefits.

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We Proudly Serve Brainerd, MN St. Cloud, MN and surrounding areas IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF WE SERVICE YOUR AREA, PLEASE GIVE US A CALL.

Philip Landis
Philip Landis
Great guys and completed as quoted. They did a great job and actually showed up when they said they would.
Tanner Zetocha
Tanner Zetocha
These guys did a fantastic job spray foaming my wood shop. Great communication and had my job completed within 24 hours of me contacting them. I highly recommend them!
Kaylee Lewis
Kaylee Lewis
Does great great work
Ashley Anderson
Ashley Anderson
Freddie and his crew with Technical Construction Solutions did an AMAZING job insulating our new pole barn with spray foam! He knew exactly what product was best to keep the barn insulated during the -30 degree winters we have here. The spray foam looks great and our barn stayed nice and cozy all winter WITHOUT heat! Highly recommend this product and this team! They are awesome!!! THANK YOU AGAIN!!!
Greg Smith
Greg Smith
They did great job spray foaming new construction house walls and ceilings. Highly recommend them and will use for any future insulation needs

A: Spray foam insulation is a type of insulation that is applied as a liquid and then expands into a foam. This foam fills gaps, cracks, and crevices, providing an airtight seal and high thermal resistance.

Batt insulation comes in pre-cut panels or rolls made of fiberglass, rock wool, or cotton. These panels fit between wall studs, floor joists, and ceiling rafters, providing effective insulation for various parts of the home.

The choice between blown-in and batt insulation depends on your specific needs and the area you want to insulate. Blown-in insulation is excellent for filling irregular spaces and adding insulation to existing structures, while batt insulation is ideal for new construction or areas with regular spaces.

Yes, blown-in insulation is often used to retrofit existing walls. Small holes are drilled into the wall, and the insulation is blown in, filling the cavities and improving the home’s overall insulation.

Yes, batt insulation is relatively easy to install, especially in open spaces like attics, walls, and floors. However, proper installation is crucial to avoid gaps and ensure maximum efficiency, so hiring a professional is recommended.

Blown-in insulation provides excellent coverage, filling gaps and hard-to-reach areas. It also has a high R-value, meaning it offers superior thermal resistance, which can lead to lower energy bills and improved comfort.

Batt insulation is cost-effective, easy to install, and widely available. It provides good thermal resistance and can also help with soundproofing. When installed correctly, it offers consistent insulation performance.

Blown-in insulation can last for several decades if it remains undisturbed and dry. Regular inspections and maintenance can help ensure its longevity and effectiveness.

Batt insulation can also last for many years, often as long as the structure itself, provided it is kept dry and free from damage. Proper installation and maintenance are key to its longevity.

Both blown-in and batt insulation are cost-effective options, but the overall cost can vary depending on the size of the area being insulated, the type of material used, and the complexity of the installation. Consulting with a professional can help determine the best option for your budget and needs.