One of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to homeowners insulating their first home is where exactly should they install the insulation? For optimal energy efficiency and comfort through all weather conditions, your home should be insulated from the roof all the way down to the foundation. Below we outline the key areas that you should prioritize when insulating your home.
It is important to insulate your attic before anything else – batt insulations are typically the most used for attics. Insulating any vertical walls in your home with attic space behind it will drastically decrease the cold air that is in your attic from coming into your home. If you live in a warmer climate, this can also help in preventing hot humid air from coming into your home and limit your cooling costs.
Believe it or not, insulating your exterior walls can greatly impact the comfort of your home. If you can’t seem to figure out why your home still feels cold in the winter or too warm in the summer, chances are you need to add insulation to the exterior walls. Whether you’re building a new home or replacing the exterior siding, consider adding insulation at the same time. Anderson Insulation of Maine offers blow-in insulation options which are highly recommended for exterior walls due to their higher R-value.
Although it may go overlooked, insulating floors above unconditioned garages will surprisingly increase the comfort in your home. This has also helped in preventing contaminants from entering the home – for example, car exhaust or paints.
Properly insulating your basement can both save you money and provide a comfortable and dry living space. Having a basement with insulation installed is considered a conditioned space, therefore providing extra space and raising the value of your home. Due to the fact that basements are more connected to the living spaces than to the outside of your home, for some homeowners using basement insulation rather than the ceiling is incredibly beneficial.
Lastly, as we stated earlier you should insulate your home from attic to foundation. So, of course, we end with the recommendation to always insulation your foundation. In addition to reducing heating costs, an insulated foundation will keep rooms more comfortable and prevent you from dealing with many structural problems, including moisture and insect infestation.
At Anderson Insulation of ME, we offer plenty of insulation products perfect for every room in your home. If you are building a new home or renovating, consider adding insulation to your attic, basement, exterior walls, and much more. We can help you out, contact us today to get a free estimate. Call us at 207-653-0331or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.