How important is Insulation?
Maybe the siding on your home has seen better days. If so, then re-siding is a perfect opportunity to significantly increase the value of your home, as well as maximize energy efficiency and assure a moisture free environment. However, even the finest siding is not enough without proper insulation.
What is Insulation?
Insulation means keeping or retaining. In the case of your home, insulation is used in the management of heat. You either want to gain heat or lose heat. For the most part, every single house has some form of insulation in it, partially because you don’t want air to escape and you don’t want water to enter.
Why does Insulation Matter?
Keeps Heat out – Whether it is the middle of summer or the first freeze of winter, you don’t want to end up on the losing side of a battle with the weather. If your home isn’t properly insulated, the air can escape and make your HVAC work harder and longer.
Lowers Electric Bill – The cooler your house is, the less the HVAC needs to work to keep you comfortable. Over time, adding insulation can save you money on heating and cooling bills.
What are the kinds of insulation?
Fiberglass – Very common insulation, keeps heat out but doesn’t retain water. It’s also eco-friendly.
Mineral Wool – Another eco-friendly option, this will not melt or combust, but it is also a little more expensive.
Cellulose – This is the most eco-friendly material and is also a little pricey, but it is also flammable.
Polyurethane Foam – This is the best insulator on the market, it even doubles as a sound insulator. But it’s bad for the environment, expensive, and flammable.
Styrofoam – This is the trickiest choice. It is not eco-friendly, it is flammable, and it is difficult to use with roof imperfections, so the more oblong your roof is, the more it will cost. But it is the least expensive material on the market.
M Daigle and Sons
M. Daigle and Sons are the ideal company to work with when you want to improve your home. Combining our low rates, high customer service, and excellent consultation services, we guarantee your home will benefit greatly from our services. If you would like to learn more about our company or our services, feel free to call us today at (904) 513-1907!