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Add Resale Value to Your KC Home with Insulation

Want to add more value to your Kansas City home? Start by insulating your home properly with A+ Insulation. This simple addition can drastically add value to your home immediately in the form of lower utility bills and later when you decide to put it on the market. Here’s what you need to know about insulating your home, and why it’s a great investment to make.

The Insulation Standards Are Changing

Insulation standards are not what they were a few years ago. Cities and towns within the Kansas City metro are raising the R-Value that your insulation has to meet in the 2015 calendar year. (R-Value is the capacity of your insulation to resist heat flow.) This means new homes, or homes for sale, need to have insulation with acceptable R-Values. The upside to this is that it will mean more energy efficient homes. The higher the R-Value of your insulation, the more savings you’ll see when it comes to your monthly utility bill.

See all the types of insulation that can add value to your home on our website.

ROI of Insulating Your Home

The return on your investment is huge when it comes to insulating your home. Attic insulation is one of the most important types to have in a Midwestern home. This type of insulation can pay for itself in just two years based on energy savings. In this amount of time you can save an average of $1,000 in energy savings. Take it from Mike O’Hara, the owner of A+ Insulation who says, “Updating your home’s insulation is a financially responsible decision.” Since insulation is responsible for up to 70% of the total heat gain and loss in your home, the proper type, amount, and installation of insulation can make a huge difference in your savings in the longterm.

Call A+ Insulation at (913) 281-2250 or (816) 268-7511 to increase the value of your home with new insulation.

3 Reasons to Hire a Professional Insulation Company & Avoid DIY

Professional Insulation vs diyWhen it comes to insulation, it really is best to leave it to the professionals. DIY projects are okay for holiday displays and side tables, but when it comes to something as important as insulation, you really should think twice before you take it on yourself. Here are three major reasons why we suggest you call the insulation experts at A+ Insulation first.

R-Value of Your Insulation

Insulation installed by the professionals is more effective at doing its job for many reasons. One very important reason is that professionally installed insulation usually has a higher R-value. R-value is a measure of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. The higher the R-value of insulation, the more resistant it is to temperature fluctuation. In short, higher R-values mean the insulation does a better job at insulating your home. Without the proper practices, self-installation on insulation can lead to higher energy bills, undermining one of the main purposes of insulating your home in the first place.

Insufficient Insulation

Often times, when homeowners try to insulate their homes themselves they underestimate the amount of insulation needed to effectively insulate their home. We often fine wall cavities or attics that aren’t sufficiently filled when homeowners install it themselves. When this happens you’ll probably find your energy bills are higher than they would be if your home was properly insulated.

Poor Quality Insulation Equipment

The type of equipment used to install insulation can also affect its effectiveness. Many DIY-ers rent insulation equipment from home improvement stores, and many of these equipment pieces don’t have the capacity to do the job right. The quality of rented insulation equipment is usually lower, and the technology is older. We often find that rented equipment doesn’t properly break up product to give you the R-value you want. Sometimes we even find that untrained people using rented equipment damage the sheetrock in their homes. Professional insulation technicians are well trained on the best practices and with the newest and most effective technologies.

Read more about how properly installed insulation can help you save.

Call A+ Insulation today at (913) 281-2250 or (816) 268-7511 to get a free insulation quote for your Kansas City area home.