Do You Have Home Insulation in These Areas?
Home insulation is an essential tool for energy efficiency. If your home isn’t insulated properly, moisture and air can leak through the home. Inadequate moisture control will lead to mold and mildew growth while air leaks will cause your heating and cooling systems to work harder than necessary to keep your home comfortable. Make sure you have insulation in these easily missed parts of your Wilmington home.
Most people know the importance of insulating their attic, but what about your ceilings? Cathedral ceilings give you the elegance of soaring ceilings in your home, but they can damage your energy efficiency if you don’t have the proper insulation to keep ceiling temperatures as close as possible to room temperatures. High-density R-30 batts fit well in 2×10 framing in your ceilings.
Exterior Wall Insulation
You can’t readily see the insulation in your walls, but if you remove an outlet or light switch cover and peer in with a flashlight, you’ll get a glimpse of what you’re working with. If your home doesn’t have insulation in the walls, you can add blow-in insulation to an existing construction with minimal disturbance. If you’re constructing a new home or remodeling, a two-part spray foam is ideal. Insulating the walls can improve energy efficiency in every room of the home.
Insulating your foundation offers numerous benefits, including added protection from insects and radon. Insulating the foundation is best done during construction or a renovation, but a professional can help you investigate your options for adding insulation to the foundation of an existing construction as well.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues – especially HVAC and plumbing issues – so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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