For optimal thermal comfort, energy efficiency, and lesser chances of mould and mildew growth, you should insulate your home properly right from the foundation up to the roof. Integrating measures to control air and moisture leakage will also add to the layer of insulation you are installing.
Altogether, be keen to use radon-resistant and termite protection materials, especially when choosing the foundation insulation substances and techniques. Ideally, these two affect how and where you place your insulation, adds Premier Insulation BOP and other experts in the field.
That’s not all. It’s also important to identify the critical areas of your house that need insulating to reap the full benefits of proper insulation. These areas include:
Many home-owners leave out this area, while their homes lose most of its heat through it. With the help of an insulation professional, ensure that your home’s exterior wall have proper insulation. You, however, should pay attention to foundation walls and the walls between unheated garages, storage areas, or shed roofs, and other living spaces.
Insulating attic spaces seals off the lower living areas from heat-loss. Typically, that involves insulating between floor joists. You can also control air and heat distribution by insulating rafters, especially if most of the air distribution takes place in the attic spaces.
Whether your attic has dormers or not, it’s important you insulate between the rafters and studs of the roof, including the exterior and ‘knee’ walls. You can also extend the insulation to cover joist spaces and the ceiling to prevent wasted air flow.
If you have been noticing mould and mildew growth on certain parts of your house or drastic changes in your energy bills, those are the indications that your home’s insulation is needed.