Insulation – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt YouWhen it comes to insulation in your Alexandria home there are a few things you will want to know first. You don’t want to make mistakes that end up causing your insulating project to be pointless. On the other hand putting too much of this stuff in the wrong places could actually do more harm than good. For many older homes this project becomes a replacement issue. You want the outdated ineffective material out and the modern energy efficient stuff in. Of course your best bet is always to work with an Alexandria insulation expert. But before you get started at all consider some of these tips. Understanding How to Insulate Your Alexandria Home Keep in mind when in doubt, just let an expert sort it out. But still, here are some of the things you should know about an insulating project:
- Out with the old? In some cases of prior insulation you may be able to leave it and simply add newer material to it. But this is generally primitive materials like shredded paper. Some people like to leave it and feel it adds extra padding; other homeowners feel the old material is likely dirty and more of a potential fire hazard. Since other material could be an asbestos hazard you would want professional removal.
- Start at the top – The approach to materials and placement for insulating a home has changed over the years. But one thing is for certain you still want to make sure your attic or highest point of your home is the securest. Remember what they say about wearing a hat in cold weather because all of your body heat escapes from your head? Well the same is true with your home and the attic.
- Go green – One of the great advancements with materials used to insulate homes is that there are many eco-friendly options now. Talk with your home improvement expert to find out what your choices are and work together to make the best choices possible.
Find the Right ProThe most important step in this home renovation process is finding just the right expert to get the job done. At Smart Home Improvement our dedication to taking the best care possible of each and every customer is part of what has earned us the impeccable reputation we have. Let us meet with you to discuss options like blown or reflective insulating home materials.
From there our workmanship and commitment to customer satisfaction will speak for itself.
Reach out to us today so we can get started with your Alexandria home insulation task.