Most homeowners in Maine know how important home insulation is for keeping your home comfortable and energy bills affordable. You don’t want to go through another winter season with a home that feels drafty. Sometimes even reinforcing windows with plastic doesn’t do the job. That means it’s probably time to upgrade your home’s insulation. Continue reading our blog to learn about some of the places in your home that are lacking insulation.
The attic of your home is probably an area that you don’t think about very often. You may store possessions that you don’t usually use up there and don’t visit the space often. This space has a significant impact on the comfortability of your home, though. A leaky attic leads to hot air and cool air being able to escape easily. This leads to a rise in your energy bills and forces your heating and cooling systems to work harder to keep your home feeling nice.
If the insulation in your attic is currently lacking, supplementing it with high-quality insulation can make a considerable difference. Warm air rises and can escape through cracks at the apex of your home. Insulating the floor of your attic is essential as well. The same goes for the entryway of the attic. Work with an insulation expert to ensure that all of the areas of your attic that need it are covered.
Many homes in Maine and New Hampshire have basements or crawlspaces. These spaces should be insulated as well. Crawlspaces have low ceilings and sometimes dirt floors. Insulating this area properly can cut down on energy loss but also help protect pipes in the basement from freezing because the temperature is better regulated.
If you’re lucky enough to have a garage attached to your home, you’ll want to insulate this area as well. It may be the place for your car or your tools, but tons of energy could be lost through this space. Have a professional seal any air leaks and install insulation in the walls.
Cold air can rise up through your basement if space isn’t insulated well. The rim joist connects the home’s foundation and the basement ceiling. This area can be prone to leaks and often requires supplemental insulation.
If your home is lacking insulation in any area, our team at Anderson Insulation of Maine can help. We help home and business owners throughout Maine, and New Hampshire make their property more comfortable and efficient. Contact our team today to learn more.