Insulating Your Home Will Insulate Your Pockets

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Does the thought of eliminating drafts and keeping your house nice and toasty in the winter and comfortably cool in the summer sound appealing to you? How about increasing the value in your home? There are many benefits to adding or replacing insulation in your home. Having either one of these home upgrades can significantly lower your utility bills by up to 20% reported by ENERGY STAR. Below we will discuss where in your home you will benefit from adding or replacing insulation. The possibility of needing to replace or add insulation increases with the age of your home. Start with these areas to improve your energy efficiency and reduce your carbon footprint.

Attic

The attic is one of the easiest and most important areas to insulate. Insulating the attic gives the rising heat in your home a barrier to fight through instead of free access to the outside. Insulating your attic will improve  comfort by bringing ceiling temperature closer to room temperature therefore having more of an even distribution throughout your home.

 

Basement/Crawlspace

In the past, insulating basements and crawlspaces was often overlooked as a means of improving your home’s energy efficiency. Concrete basements and crawlspaces in many older homes are inadequately insulated by today’s standards and possibly not insulated at all depending on the age of the home.  If you have a basement or crawlspace  the underneath of your floor should be insulated to keep any cold air, moisture or dirt from coming up through your floorboards.

 

Walls

The walls of your home need insulation inside of them to prevent outside elements from sneaking into your home. An advantage of having insulated walls is that it will minimize noise transfer from room to room as well as moderate temperature changes throughout the house.

 

Hire a professional to get the job done

Proper installation is essential for insulation to perform properly. Professional insulation contractors, such as Lindus Construction, have access to a wide variety of training. We are familiar with regulations and local codes offering you guidance about the type and amount of insulation to be used. Some areas critical to installation techniques are air infiltration, ventilation, recessed lighting and water pipes.

Lindus Construction offers spray foam, blow-in cellulose and fiberglass insulation installation. Our trained technicians can help you determine the best insulation for your home. We always install according to manufacturer’s specifications paying extra attention to gaps, voids, compression and wind intrusion.

Call us now at 1-800-873-1451 or check us out on the web at www.lindusconstruction.com to schedule a free in-home estimate today. Tune into AM 830 WCCO on Saturdays from 9:00-10:00am hosted by Denny Long and Andy Lindus to ask questions regarding your home improvement projects.

 

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