Find The Right Insulation For Your Home
Keeping your home warm does not have to be complicated or expensive – you just have to select the right kind of insulation for your residence. Smart Home Improvement offers two types of insulation to match any budget and home. Blown (also known as loose-fill) or reflective insulation.
Blown insulation is ideal when there is already an existing layer of insulation in need of additional support. It is applied by blowing loose fibers into the crevices of the attic or the frame of the house. Its main role is to create maximum density with the product to slow down hot or cold air from quickly going through it.
Advantages of blown insulation:
- You can insulate areas that are hard to reach
- It is inexpensive for the amount of R-value (also known as resistant to heat flow) you receive per inch of thickness
- Increases the soundproofing of your home
Is blown insulation right for my home?
Blown insulation is best for areas that are finished with closed walls. The convenient hose is less intrusive than other forms of insulation that require walls to be exposed. Unless you are in the process of a remodelling project, blown insulation is likely the best option for your home.
If you are running your air conditioning excessively to cool down your house, it may be time to install new reflective insulation to deflect that radiant heat in the attic. Reflective insulation comes in the form of a metallic foil. This barrier can work on its own, or it could be used in addition to existing insulation. When used in conjunction with existing insulation, the reflective insulation reflects the radiant heat towards the roof, and the existing insulation slows down the heat transfer from getting into the home.
Advantages of reflective insulation:
- Reflective insulation has the ability to block approximately 95% of radiant heat
- Thermal performance capabilities
- Reflects escaping hot/cool air back into the home, lowering your heating and air-conditioning costs
Is reflective insulation right for my home?
If your home has existing insulation but your energy bills are high compared to others around you, adding a second layer of insulation can help cut down your energy costs. The thin material of reflective insulation makes it an excellent fix for narrow walls and crevices with limited surrounding space.
Smart Home Improvement Can Help
New insulation is one of the smartest home improvements you can make. Not only does it save you hundreds of dollars each year in energy costs, but it can also contribute to higher resale value.
If you are unsure if it is time to look into adding/updating insulation in your home, ask yourself a couple of questions:
- Is there a consistent room temperature during the winter months?
- Is my energy bill high in the summer and winter?
- Am I losing heat to cold drafts in the wintertime?
- Is there moisture in the attic?
If these answers begin to cause concern, it might be time to call in the professionals to assess the best way to insulate your home.
Our Smart Home Improvement insulation experts are highly skilled in achieving optimal energy-efficiency for our clients.
We have proudly served the DMV area since 2010, lending our expertise to help reduce homeowners’ carbon footprint while also decreasing the size of their energy bill. Contact us today: request a consultation online or call us at +571-210-2461.