Does My Home Need Insulation?
Insulation is an essential part of every home. It keeps your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter without making your HVAC system work too hard. Whether you need insulation for a new home or are considering reinsulating your current home, you may be wondering just how important insulation is for your home and what you need to know.
In this post, we’ll be discussing the important information you need to know before deciding on the right insulation for your home.
Benefits of Insulation
Insulation or reinsulating your home comes with many benefits that will remain for years after the insulation has been installed. These include:
- Reduced energy costs
- Preventing moisture condensation
- Enhanced energy efficiency
- Providing safer home structure
- Better indoor comfort
- Less HVAC wear and tear
- Fewer pest problems
These are just some of the many commons benefits you’ll experience from your new insulation installation project.
But how do you know if your home needs more insulation? Common signs that you need to install more insulation include:
- Snow melts on your roof but nowhere else.
- Your existing insulation isn’t spread evenly.
- You experience fluctuating temperatures throughout your home.
- You have higher energy bills without vastly adjusting temperatures.
- Your home has cold walls, floors and ceilings.
- You experience drafts.
- Your home has mice and bugs.
- Your attic has water leaks.
If you’re experiencing any of these signs, it might be time to add some new insulation to your home. An expert can inspect your current insulation and determine the right action plan for your home and needs.
Types of Insulation
There are many different types of insulation to choose from. An expert will help you decide the right insulation type for your home, climate and comfort needs. Common types of insulation include:
Different insulation types can be installed in a variety of spaces throughout the home as well. You can install insulation in:
The best way to determine the type of insulation needed and what spaces need insulation is by having a professional inspect your home and discuss your needs and budget with you.
While adequate insulation is important, poor-quality insulation (or good-quality insulation that’s been damaged) can do more harm than good. In some cases, you need your insulation removed and completely replaced. Your insulation should be removed if it’s in poor condition, including water damage and pest infestation.
Having high-quality insulation for your home is a must. When it’s time for you to add more insulation to your home, turn to the experts at Eastern Contractor Services. We’ll discuss your options with you and develop the best insulation plan for your home’s specific needs.
To discuss your insulation needs with a team member today, give us a call at 866-446-7858 now.