You might be asking yourself why it is necessary to insulate your home? This is the reason; insulation reduces the exchange of heat through a surface such as a wall, attic, duct, or even roof. This means that in a well-insulated home, there will be less warm air escaping through from the house during the cold season and also keeping the home cool during the hot season. This reduces the amount of energy needed for heating and cooling. Other than keeping the desired temperature, insulation is also useful to reduce noise pollution. You can choose to insulate your roof, floors, walls, windows, and doors.
What’s the most efficient insulation materials?
The choice of insulation material is extremely important because it will determine the long-term efficiency of your home. The types of insulations are measured in terms of their resistance to heat flow, indicated by “R-value.” Choosing the right insulation type can vary depending on your needs and your desire to be green. Attics generally require an R-value of R-35 to R-45. This will be the most heavily insulated part of your home. Unlike the past, most homes used simple fibreglass insulated rolls. These days you have options like spray foam, foil-faced reflective paper, polyethylene bubbles or straw core panels amongst many other types of insulation materials available.
If you are building from scratch, using insulated concrete forms, which is literally building the insulation into your home’s structure, is the way to go for maximum efficiency. This does not mean that buildings that are already built are left out! spray foam is probably the best option for maximum energy efficiency if you’d wish to remodel an existing building. Other than spray foam, loose-fill cellulose or fiberglass can also be sprayed into existing structures. look for the one that has the most appropriate R-value that works best for your home’s needs. This will depend on the age of your home, the structure itself, and where your house is located.
So when it comes time to add or improve insulation in your house, look for the one that has the most appropriate R-value that works best for your home’s needs. This will depend on the age of your home, the structure itself and where your house is located. The end goal is to provide effective resistance to the flow of heat and cold air.
Do you agree that insulating your home or office is extremely important? At Seven Sunday Limited, we are committed to helping our customers meet the increasing demand for energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings by providing high-quality and durable insulation materials. You can always contact us to have a free on-site survey as we advise on the suitable insulation materials for your home!