Homeowner’s Guide Insulating New Construction Affordably

How to Save Insulating a New Construction Home

Judy Holcomb is ecstatic. Not just because she loves her new two-story home, but also because she was smart enough to hire the professional, certified installers at Sunlight Contractors to insulate her home while it was still under construction. Their prompt service, unwavering professionalism, and top-notch workmanship alone were enough to get excited about, but now she can’t wait to add up her savings!

Judy's home before mist-applied cellulose insulation.
Judy’s home before mist-applied cellulose insulation.
Judy's home after mist-applied cellulose is installed during the construction phase.
Judy’s home after mist-applied cellulose is installed during the construction phase.

Reduce energy waste before you even move in!

The construction phase is the best time to reduce a home’s energy waste: before channels have been drilled for electrical wires and pipes after outlets and light fixtures have been installed, but before the drywall goes up. This sequence streamlines the process of insulation and air-sealing while ensuring that structures are at their peak energy efficiency when the homeowners move in. Once they do, they can look forward to years of savings.

Eco-friendly cellulose nets big savings on utility bills!

So while the joists in Judy’s home were still exposed, Sunlight professionals spray-misted the interior (between the joists) of both the first and second-floor exterior walls with cellulose, an environmentally friendly insulation alternative that’s also fire resistant. Its small particles, formed by broken-down recycled fibers from newspapers and boxes, make it perfect for even the most difficult-to-access nook or oddly-shaped space. When properly installed, it can net homeowners 20 to 50 percent savings on utilities.

Spray foam insulation air seals while it insulates!

Judy's ceiling with open cell spray foam applied.
Judy’s ceiling with open-cell spray foam applied.

Sunlight Contractors spray-foamed Judy’s first and second-floor ceilings and roofline. Air conditioning usually accounts for more than 50% of a home’s utility bill in southern Louisiana cities like Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Spray foam’s expanding and air-sealing properties make it an exceptional preventative measure for energy waste.

Judy’s attic also got the open-cell spray foam treatment to seal cracks and crevices so that even the highest summer temperatures can’t force hot air through gaps around light fixtures, joints, and air ducts. Judy will be spared both from the sweltering heat, and the unhealthy distribution of dust, mold, and other allergens from her attic throughout the rest of her home. At the same time, open-cell spray foam’s sponginess will allow moisture to pass through so that in the case of a leak, moisture won’t sit beneath her roof and lead to rot. Open-cell spray foam is not only perfect for this particular job, it’s also a relatively budget-friendly option.

Contact Sunlight Contractors about insulating your new home today!

Judy is glad she made the choice to invest in insulation during the early stages of construction. She didn’t want to waste a single minute to start saving, and neither should you. To learn more about having insulation installed during construction, contact the experts at Sunlight Contractors today.


No other energy solutions provider can offer the savings and services that Sunlight Contractor does. From evaluations and estimates to energy conservation and production, we’re your one-stop-shop for energy efficiency. Call or email Sunlight Contractors today to learn more about energy solutions that will save your business money while conserving energy.


Main Office: Sunlight Contractors, LLC 2323 Bainbridge St #110, Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 919-9993

New Orleans location: Sunlight Contractors, LLC 650 Poydras St, Suite 1400, Rm 33, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 302-0058

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