How do you know if your home in Blue Springs has enough insulation? One way to tell is by its age. If your home was built before 2012, chances are it doesn’t. Recent updates in Blue Springs’ building codes and innovations in home insulation have left many homes insufficiently protected. If you purchased your home new, there is a chance the builder only added enough insulation to pass inspection, which isn’t enough to really keep you comfortable year-round or your utility bills in check. And, if you’ve put on a new roof recently, falling debris from the hammering could have broken your insulation’s protective barrier.
What’s the Right Amount of Insulation for a Blue Springs Home’s Attic?
R-value is the measure unit for insulation. The greater the R-value, the thicker the insulation. For attics in Blue Springs homes, 18.5 inches is the right amount of insulation, giving you a minimum of R-49. Depending on the type of insulation installed, that number can vary.
You can see for yourself whether your attic needs more insulation. Poke your head up there. If floor joists are in plain sight, more insulation is needed. Are there spaces along the wall edge? Then that’s letting hot or cold air in, making your HVAC system work harder to maintain a consistent temperature.
What’s the Right Type of Insulation for a Home’s Walls?
Rolled or batted, blown-in fiberglass, cellulose insulation and spray foam—there are a lot of options from which to choose, and it’s important to pick the right one for maximum comfort and energy efficiency. A+ Insulation’s experts can check your current wall insulation and determine if something different or more is needed. We also work with new home builders for wall insulation installation.
Not all Blue Springs Home Insulation Companies are the Same
Insulating the gaps in areas around windows, doors, pipes, lighting fixtures and electrical outlets takes time, but is worth it. Our crews aren’t satisfied until all the nooks and crannies are sealed for exceptional insulation performance. Keep in mind blown-in insulation is better at filling in gaps in smaller areas. However, spray foam insulation is the best choice overall because its seal creates a vapor barrier against moisture and air.
Schedule a free, no-obligation energy evaluation for your Blue Springs home. Call us at 913-281-2250 or visit insulatekansascity.com/contact.