Homes in Belton that are 10 years or older do not have sufficient insulation. Between current building codes and innovations in home insulation materials, few homes across the entire Kansas City metro are as well insulated as they can and should be. It doesn’t help that builders only add enough insulation to meet inspection requirements. Yet, it’s home insulation products that make a home more comfortable in all seasons and significantly reduce utility costs.
Exactly How Much Attic Insulation Should a Home in Belton Have?
Insulation is measured in R-value. The thicker the insulation, the higher the R-value. Generally, insulation in Belton attics should be 18.5 inches deep, a minimum of R-49. However, that number can vary based on the type of insulation used.
Do you have enough? Take a look in your attic. Can you see the floor joists? If you can, you need a lot more insulation. Is the insulation even across the attic floor? If not, it should be. Does the insulation go right up to the wall edges? If not, those spaces should be filled in. Any dips and holes lower the insulation’s effectiveness.
What About Insulating the Walls of My Home?
A+ Insulation has insulated many walls for homeowners in Belton. Wall insulation helps keep homes comfortable all year. Your wall insulation options are many, including rolled or batted, blown-in fiberglass, cellulose insulation and spray foam. Our experts can evaluate your current wall insulation and help determine which kind will give you the best results. Regardless, you’ll feel a difference and you’ll see the difference on your utility bills.
Who Installs Your Insulation Makes a Big Difference in Its Performance and Your Satisfaction
Mind the gaps. Windows, doors, pipes, lighting fixtures and electrical outlets aren’t easy to thoroughly insulate around, but not taking the time to do so is a mistake. A+ Insulation’s experts carefully seal all gaps for stellar insulation performance. Blown-in insulation is better at getting into smaller areas. Spray foam insulation is the best because it actually seals while it insulates to form a vapor barrier which keeps air out. Whatever is being insulated and whichever insulation type is used, we go beyond merely spraying, blowing, etc. and calling it a day. We put in the extra effort required to make your insulation as effective as it can possibly be.
Want to find out once and for all if your home in Belton has enough insulation? Schedule a free, no-obligation energy evaluation. Call us at 816-265-1947.