How Does Home Insulation Work?
Insulation works by slowing the flow of warm air, which is attracted to cooler areas. During the hot summer months, warm outdoor air is drawn into your air-conditioned home. In winter, the heat from your home gradually escapes into the chilly outdoor air. By slowing down the movement of warm air, either in or out of your home, quality home insulation can provide you with a more stable temperature in your living spaces. Home insulation not only helps you feel more comfortable, but it also means your heating and cooling systems don’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature in your home. As a result, you can conserve energy and spend less on your energy bill.
Where is Home Insulation Needed?
Think of insulation as a blanket that covers your home. The more gaps there are, the more opportunities there are for energy loss. If you notice that winters in your home are especially frigid, or summers are uncomfortably warm, inadequate or improper insulation may be to blame. To keep your living spaces comfortable and more energy-efficient, you essentially want your insulation to wrap your home. Attics and exterior walls should be insulated, but you should also consider insulating other areas, such as floors, crawl spaces, or certain interior walls.
What Are the Benefits?
Energy savings and a more comfortable home are pretty great benefits, but there are even more perks to having quality home insulation. Due to building code changes and the use of inferior products, many attics are severely under-insulated. Lack of proper insulation can cause the heat inside your home to rise into the attic, melting snow on the roof and creating ice dams. Ice dams can form during the winter months, when melting snow re-freezes on the edge of your roof. Over time, they can cause some major issues for homeowners. The ice creates a barrier that prevents drainage and can force water into your home, resulting in water damage. Quality insulation can prevent these ice dams from forming. By adding insulation and a more effective roof ventilation system, you can reduce the potential for ice dams.
What Is the Process?
If you’re ready to learn more about your options, the professionals at Craftmasters are here to help. We offer a free Attic Assessment & Inspection so you can understand exactly what you need, and make a decision you can feel confident about. During the Assessment & Inspection process, we will:
- Measure your existing level of insulation
- Inspect soffit vents to ensure you are receiving proper airflow
- Visually inspect your home for any rodent/pest infestation
- Inspect the interior of your home for any potential mold growth
- Provide on-site photos for your review, and answer any questions you might have
We treat each home as if it were our own, and we want you to be confident and happy with the decision you make. Once the Assessment & Inspection is complete, we take the time to explain all of your options and help you find the right solution for your home. We’ll also provide you with an accurate and competitive price before your project begins.
To schedule your free Attic Assessment & Inspection, contact us today! The process is quick, simple, and will provide you with all of the information you need to make the right decision for your home and family.