Winter is coming! So what better time to assess the insulation in your home. Not only can you save on energy costs, but it can make comfort levels in the home much nicer too.
The biggest heat loss in your home per square inch are holes that are in it. So after plugging / sealing them up, further insulation can do more than just maximize comfort levels and energy efficiencies. The next biggest heat loss is the attic. Adding insulation in the attic can improve the life spans of roof coverings (e.g. shingles), underlay material materials (e.g. plywood sheathing) and the structure itself (e.g. rafters, trusses) when accompanied with proper, and sufficient, ventilation and vapour barriers. Following the attic, the next biggest offender are unfinished basement walls. So don’t forget about adding insulation and vapour barriers on basement and crawlspace walls too.
Adding insulation can be a cost effective way to protecting you from the chilling effects of winter!