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The Importance Of Proper Insulation In The Winter Months

By Edited Apr 24, 2015 0 0

Keeping a home or business warm in the winter can be expensive. No matter what method of heating that is used, high quality foam insulation can make it easier – and less expensive  to keep a home or business at a comfortable temperature.

The Benefits of the Best Insulation

Even if a structure has some insulation in place, there are many benefits to upgrading or adding to the existing insulation.

Why Insulation is Important

During the winter months, the heat in a building will rise. If there is or poor insulation, the heat that has risen will simply escape. By adding quality insulation, such as spray foam, the heat will be trapped. This trapping of the heat provides many benefits.

Conserve Energy

More people than ever understand the importance of making choices that are good for the environment. Because having a properly insulated home or business is a way to conserve energy, adding insulation can help the environment. Green options, which are made with earth-friendly and recycled materials, are available. 

Lower Costs

Saving the planet is important, but saving some money is also a priority. According the U.S. Department of Energy, up to 70% of the energy used in an average home is used for heating or cooling. Even the best insulation won’t eliminate the expense completely, but it can greatly reduce the cost of heating a home during the winter months.

More Comfortable Home or Business

Another benefit of quality rigid foam insulation is that it will be easier for the home or business to maintain a comfortable temperature. In addition to keeping the air temperature warmer, proper insulation can also assist in keeping floors more comfortable – this is important if a building has tile or wood floors.  

How to Choose Insulation

Most homes and businesses have some type of insulation, but that doesn’t mean that it is the best insulation.

R-Value

One thing to consider when choosing insulation is the R-value, The R stands for the resistance the insulation provides. The higher the R-value, the better the insulation will keep in the heat. The best R-value for a particular building depends on the climate and other considerations. Generally speaking, higher R-values mean better protection.

Rolled Insulation vs. Spray Foam Insulation

Rolled insulation is probably the most common type that is found in homes, and is even used in some businesses. There are many types of rolled insulation - while some are better than others, none of them can compare to spray foam insulation.

The reason is simple: Foam insulation seals and insulates the entire attic or basement, while rolled insulation does not. When the rolled insulation is placed between the beams, there are plenty of gaps that will allow warm air to escape. This is not the case with spray insulation, which gets into every nook and cranny and provides the best possible barrier.

Yes, rolled insulation is better than nothing, but for the best in cost savings and energy conservation, spray foam insulation is the best choice.

Get Advice

The best way to ensure that a home or business gets the best insulation is to get advice from a professional. A qualified person will be able to assess the needs of a building based on climate, current insulation and other factors.

Having insufficient insulation will cost extra money, but adding insulation with too high of an R-Value can also result in unnecessary expenses.

Let an expert help choose the correct spray foam so that the savings can start this winter. 

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