Building a new home can be a rewarding experience. You want to get the most for your money while building a comfortable for you and your family. One way to do so is to install the right insulation for more energy efficiency. Most professional insulation contractors recommend installing spray foam to get the most return on your investment. Spray foam minimizes air leaks in walls and roofs, saving you around 15 percent on heating and cooling costs.
Insulation and Energy Efficiency in Your New Home
The U.S. Department of Energy explains that installing insulation while building your home rather than after the construction is more cost-efficient. Before you start incorporating insulation into your new home, you need to identify the areas that need the most air control first.
Remember that each area of your home has recommended R-values. These values will depend on the climate of your area as well as the type of heating and cooling system you use.
The Department of Energy also recommends installing your insulation after air sealing your home to ensure that unwanted moisture doesn’t get trapped in your insulation.
Where Should You Install Your Insulation?
It’s important to install your insulation in the right place to fully reap the benefits it has to offer. You should determine which areas tend to lose heat.
The attic is one of the key areas to add insulation in your home. Attic insulation will help you effectively save on your energy bills because this is where your home loses most of its heat. Properly installing insulation in your attic will prevent this from happening and keep your home warm during colder months of the year.
Spray foam insulation is ideal for preventing air leaks in the roof and other cracks, as well. The fact that spray foam expands enables the material to effectively fill in cracks in ceilings, walls, and other areas of the home that might be hard to find.
Work with Professionals
Professional insulation contractors will know what material is best for your home’s heating and cooling needs. Experienced contractors also know how to work quickly and safely with this material. We cannot stress how important it is to work with a contractor who has knowledge of building an energy-efficient home and knows how to install insulation correctly.
It‘s also worth noting that professionals know how to get you the most for your money when it comes to insulation and energy efficiency. They know what to consider when it comes to ventilation and air infiltration; they will make sure your home is comfortable year round. Every home is unique and has different requirements when it comes to installing insulation.
You’ll have a peace of mind while working with our team of experts. We have project managers on-site who can explain the entire process to you from beginning to end and consider your personal concerns relating to your new home’s insulation
We offer free inspections to see which areas of your home need insulation the most. Contact us today for more information.