Thinking of insulating part of your home, but you don’t know where to focus your attention or energy? At Alamance Insulation and Gutters, we can help you decide the prime locations to insulate in your home or office building. Whether you’re building a new home or updating your insulation, contact us today for all your insulation needs.
When considering insulating your home, there are many different places that you may consider installing insulation. Properly insulating your home will optimize the energy being used, which will therefore save you money in the long run. Your home should be insulated from the roof all the way down to the foundation. Some commonly insulated spots in homes are unfinished attic spaces, finished attics, exterior walls, floors above cold spaces, band joists, and replacement or storm windows. Continue reading to find out more about these spaces.
For unfinished attic spaces, it’s wise to insulate between and over the floor joists so that you seal off living spaces below them. If the air distribution is in the attic, think about insulating the rafters as well. This will help move the air into the conditioned space. Also consider insulating the attic access door.
In finished attics (with or without a window or windows), it’s smart to insulate between the studs of “knee” walls, between the studs and rafters of exterior walls and the roof, and ceilings that have cold spaces above them. To reduce air flow, you should extend the insulation into joint space as well.
Insulating all exterior walls will save you energy and money. Consider insulating walls between living spaces and garages that are unheated, shed roofs, and storage areas. In addition, foundation walls above ground level could benefit being insulated, as well as foundation walls in basements.
Floors above cold spaces should always be insulated; this includes vented crawl spaces and garages that are unheated. Insulate any part of the floor in a room that is supported only at one end beyond the exterior wall, along with slab floors that are built directly on the ground. Again, always remember to extend the insulation into joist space to help reduce the flow of air.
It’s also smart to insulate replacement or storm windows; make sure to caulk and seal around all windows and doors for optimal insulation. Remember to think about moisture and air leakage control in all areas of your house as well. There are other factors to consider depending on where you live as well, such as radon-resistant construction techniques and termite protection.
At Alamance Insulation and Gutters, we know how complicated it can be to choose the proper insulation of your home. Centrally located in Burlington, North Carolina, we serve customers throughout North Carolina, including in Greensboro, Burlington, Elon, Mebane, Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh. Let us help you with all your insulation and gutter needs!