Building A Home? Learn More About Your Insulation Options

Construction & Contractors Blog

Even though you may not ever lay a brick or pick up a tool, the process of building a home as an owner takes a lot of work and a lot of knowledge. The more information you know, the more confidence you can have that your home will maintain a heightened level of efficiency when it comes to climate control. To ensure you hit the mark, it is a good idea to educate yourself on your insulation options; here is some of the information you should know.

Learn About the Options

You can do yourself a huge favor by learning more about the insulation options you have. Cellulose and fiberglass are two of the oldest and once, widely used, insulation options, but they are not the only options. Spray foam insulation is a newer alternative that is often an excellent idea for newer construction. 

Compared to cellulose and fiberglass insulation, spray foam insulation is far more energy-efficient. With a new build, from your energy-efficient windows to your energy-efficient cooling and heating units, an energy-efficient insulation option is more complimentary of these other energy-saving features.

Highlight the Danger Zones

Make sure you schedule a consultation with an insulation contractor early on so that you can identify any danger zones in your home. This step is important because although mold can form just about anywhere, there are certain areas in a house's structure that are more susceptible to this dangerous and damaging growth due to design.

The reason you want to identify these areas is that certain types of insulation are especially helpful at combating mold, so if you install the insulation in these areas, you can go a long way towards protecting your home.

Factor in the Climate

If you plan to build in a new area that you are not familiar with, do not forget to factor in the climate. For example, if you currently live in a cold climate, but you are moving to a hot climate, you may not be familiar with radiant barrier insulation.

However, to prevent the intense heat from heating your home significantly, you should consider installing this type of insulation in your roof and attic spaces. Speak with a professional to learn more about what type of insulation is best in the area.

It is important that you get the insulation installation process right to control costs and keep your home comfortable. Speak with an insulation contractor to learn more about your options.


28 July 2020

Home Repair Tips for the Novice

When I bought my first home, I was terribly inexperienced when it came to maintaining it. It seemed as if something was always broken. After spending a weekend battling with my oven, I decided that I enough was enough. I started reading everything I could about things related to the home. By the end of my research, I still could not fix my plumbing, but I could look knowledgeable as the plumber explained what was wrong. In an effort to help others avoid the tedious task of reading book after book about plumbing and appliance repairs, I started this blog. Hopefully, this information will save someone from a weekend spent wrestling with their own appliances.