Reasons to Insulate Your Home for Winter
There are many reasons to insulate your home. From decreasing the cost of energy bills and the amount of use when it comes to energy consumption to protect against flooding or freezing pipes, there are many reasons to ensure that you have an adequate amount of insulation in your house or building.
Proper insulation in the walls and roof area of your home can help prevent mold from forming and expensive damage that can occur. Overall, your home or office will be a safer, healthier space with an increased level of comfort since insulation is great at keeping your house or building warmer during the winter months and cooler during the hot months of summer.
Now that we are heading into wintertime, it is very important to ensure that your house or building has an adequate amount of insulation before the temperatures begin to drop.
Read on for detailed information on the different areas of your house that you will need to ensure have an adequate amount of insulation.
In the Attic
You will want to have your attic inspected for any gaps or cracks in which blown-in insulation is not packed correctly. While you can do this yourself, it is better to have a professional company come in to do the inspection since the trained technicians will know about every little area that needs to be checked.
With the proper amount of insulation in your attic, you can help reduce the amount of heat in your home during the summer and move the heat downward into your living space during the winter. Also, a cooler attic will help prevent ice from forming on your roof during the winter months, which can wreak havoc and cause damage over the years.
Many people may not think that having a well-insulated garage is important, but it actually is, especially if your garage is attached to your house. The insulation will allow heat to flow in and out of your house easier and much more adequately. Wasted energy will show up on your energy bills as an increasing cost that you will not want to have to pay for so you will want to keep the cold air from your garage from creeping into your house every time you raise your garage door.
The main area of your garage when it comes to insulation is the walls. This is the area in which most of the heat transfer occurs between your house and your garage. You also want to remember to insulate the garage door and make sure there is weather stripping around the bottom to keep the cold air out.
Your Home’s Exterior Walls
More than likely, the exterior walls of your house or building are already insulated but you need to have them checked to ensure that the proper amount of insulation is still effective. You want to have a continuous fit of insulation with no gaps between the layers. This is especially important around any electrical outlets, windows, or pipes that are located in your walls. If there are gaps, you will need to have those sealed and insulated properly.
Remember the Crawlspaces and Basement
Crawlspaces and the basement areas of your house or building can be easy to forget about, but they are important too when it comes to inspecting the level of insulation in your home or building. Places are very important in your quest to keep your home warm and snug during the winter and cooler in the summer. You should definitely call upon a trusted insulation service company so that those areas can be inspected properly and insulation can be installed as needed.
To have the insulation in your home or building inspected before winter hits, contact the trained and experienced professionals at Blue Label Services today!