Best Way to Insulate an Attic

insulate atticA cold draft coming from the upstairs could be a sign of air leakage that might also be causing hindrance in keeping the house warm. Insulating the attic is also a way to seal the air leakage. Overall, you can get more energy savings and a more comfortable home with a well-insulated attic.

Here is a short guide that will teach you the best way to insulate the attic.

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Insulation Inspection

Insulation InspectionHave you inspected your home’s insulation lately? When your home is under-insulated, it feels less comfortable. It seems like it’s colder even when you have the heater on or warmer even when the AC’s turned on – these, of course, depend on the actual climate or weather in your area. Insulation inspection is necessary to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your home’s insulation.

Ideally, inspection should be done by a qualified insulation contractor. They can help you accurately determine whether the insulation in your home works perfectly or whether there are parts that have to be replaced already. This is usually done through a touch test or thermal imaging. With thermal imaging, fluctuations in temperature in some areas of your home can be determined.

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Advantages of Spray Foam Insulation

Spray Foam Insulation AdvantagesInsulation is an essential part of any home. It adds to the overall comfort of your surroundings and insulation is a great way to save on energy costs. There are plenty of insulation types to choose from and among the top choices for homeowners is spray foam insulation.

Spray foam insulation is not the cheapest type of insulation, but it is certainly worth every dollar. Many homeowners invest in this type of insulation because of the many advantages it offers. Among these benefits are:

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Home Insulation Replacement

Insulation ReplacementIs your home insulation already due for replacement? If so, it’s time to reach out to your local insulation contractor. Nowadays, there are so many DIY ways to install insulation. Some would vow that it saved them a lot of money from installation costs. However, unless you’re working with licensed professionals, you can never be sure if you’re getting efficient insulation.

Furthermore, especially if you’re dealing with spray foam insulation, injected foam, and other forms of chemical-based insulation, the process of removal, replacement, and installation can be very risky. You need special tools, equipment, safety gear, and of course, knowledge and experience. No amount of Internet research can get you proper knowledge of insulation installation until you actually have the experience doing it.

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How Home Insulation Reduces Energy Bills

Home InsulationOftentimes you will see insulation companies saying they can help you reduce energy bills. This is true, but you have to make sure you’re getting the right kind of insulation for your home. Furthermore, you have to choose a licensed contractor to work with so you can have peace of mind that the insulation is properly installed. If not, you may end up with a less efficient insulation for your home.

So how exactly does insulation reduce your home energy bill? Will it take in effect immediately after insulation installation? What kind of insulation should you get for your home?

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Spray Foam Insulation Repairs

Spray Foam Insulation RepairSpray foam insulation offers plenty of benefits to those who have this in their home. It is an effective way to reduce energy bills. It can help regulate indoor temperature too so that your home becomes more comfortable. However, spray foam insulation is very costly. The installation process must be done by professionals. Nevertheless, for those who already have it, they can attest to the fact that this is worth every penny.

The problem comes in when there’s damage to your spray foam insulation. Damage upon installation should be shouldered by your insulation contractor. We’ve seen horrific events that took place after spray foam was improperly installed. Entire roofs and ceilings had to be replaced just to get rid of the problem. In most cases, your contractor includes a warranty coverage to your spray foam insulation, so you wouldn’t really have to worry about the extra expense. But still, the hassle of going through such a problem can be very stressful.

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