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2 Crucial Areas In Your Home You Need To Insulate

You need to insulate many areas in your home for both energy savings and comfort. While most people think of the walls and basement when they think of insulation, there are other areas that should not be overlooked.

Here are two crucial areas in your home that you should insulate for maximum savings and comfort.

The Attic

The attic is one of the most important areas to insulate. Attic insulation helps keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. It also helps reduce energy costs by keeping heat from escaping through the roof.

The attic is also one of the most difficult areas to insulate. It is often difficult to access with many nooks and crannies that an inexperienced homeowner might miss.

There are two types of insulation that can be used in the attic—fiberglass batts and rolls and blown-in insulation. Fiberglass batts and rolls are the most common type of insulation used in attics. They come in pre-cut lengths that fit between the attic floor joists.

Blown-in insulation is less common, but it can be more effective at sealing off small cracks and gaps. You can also add blown-in insulation to the attic floor if there is an unfinished space below.

Ceiling

Ceiling insulation is another important area to insulate. In the summer, the insulation will help keep the heat from the sun out of your home. In the winter, the insulation will help to keep the heat from the furnace in your home.

The benefits of insulating your ceiling are many, but there are a few things you need to keep in mind when you are doing it. First, you need to make sure that you have enough insulation. The insulation needs to be thick enough to actually do its job. If it is too thin, your home will not be as comfortable or energy-efficient.

You also need to make sure that the insulation is installed properly. If it is not installed correctly, it will not be as effective. If there are any gaps or cracks, heat will slowly escape from your home in winter, lowering the indoor comfort levels. In addition, your energy bills will be higher as your furnace will have to work harder to maintain the desired temperature.

Polystyrene is an excellent type of ceiling insulation. It can be either rigid or foamed. Rigid polystyrene is especially effective at preventing heat loss, but it can be difficult to work with because it doesn't conform well to irregular surfaces.

Foamed polystyrene is easier to install and provides good energy efficiency, but it doesn't always have as high of an R-value as rigid polystyrene. The R-value is a parameter that describes the insulation material's heat flow resistance ability. A high R-value means better insulation.

If you're not sure what type of insulation you need, you can contact an insulation product supplier to understand what you need. They will recommend the best type and thickness of insulation for your home. 

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Observing the Build

A few weeks ago, we were driving past a construction site. We actually turned around and went back to take a closer look. From the roadside, we were amazed by how much we could observe. We saw cranes lifting heavy pieces of steel. We saw construction workers putting up walls, and others moving soil. All at once, we realized just how much work construction really is. And in that moment, we knew we had to start this blog about construction. We did not waste any time creating it, and now it stands as a resource for anyone else who wants to learn more about the industry.

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