In the Everett area, having a properly insulated home is vital. Insulated improves energy efficiency within the home, decreases the amount of toxins in the interior air, and increases the lifespan of the house itself. Heating and cooling costs can be drastically lowered by new insulation as well, allowing you, the homeowner, to save money every month.
Brand new, high R-value insulation can work wonders in your home. Listed below are a few ways it can improve the health, comfort, and efficiency of your home.
One of the primary purposes of any insulation is to keep heat from transferring. Whether the insulation is in the wall, ceiling, or floor of any space in the house, it regulates temperature by restricting the movement of air from the interior to the outdoors (and vice versa). In fact, you can easily feel the difference between a home that is properly insulated and one that is not. If the upstairs or attic is excessively warm, or if you have consistently cold floors and walls, it may be a sign that you have too much air transfer going on.
When your home can’t regulate air transfer, your HVAC system has to compensate for the loss of energy, working overtime and costing you extra in energy bills. This problem can be solved by strategically installing insulation in key areas of the home, such as the attic and crawl space.
Without proper insulation, your attic and crawl space is prone to having holes and cracks that allow moisture to enter. If this happens, mold and mildew will quickly spring up and thrive in the protected space. Your home air quality will decrease immediately once mold takes root, and the mold spores can easily spread to other areas of the house. Also, mold and mildew decay the wood and insulation on which it grows, requiring repair down the road.
Everett insulation and air sealing services may be needed to completely lock out moisture and keep your home dry and mold-free.
As mentioned above, properly installed insulation will limit the amount you have to pay on energy bills. Depending on the condition of your previous insulation, new insulation could save up to 80% on energy costs, simply because it retains the conditioned air your HVAC system creates. New, professionally installed insulation can pay for itself in just a few months.
The most effective form of insulation is spray foam. Created by two composite materials reacting together, spray foam insulation is dense, expansive, and highly protective.
Spray foam insulation fills any and all cracks or gaps, preventing air transfer more effectively than other types of insulation. It also has the highest R-value available to homeowners. When it comes to hard-to-reach places like crawl space nooks and crannies, spray foam is the your best option.
While cellulose and fiberglass insulation can become damp and breed mold, spray foam insulation is entirely water resistant, and it can seal any attic or crawl space. It doesn’t allow mold or mildew to grow on its surface, and it keeps water outside where it belongs.
In addition to moisture, the tough exterior of spray foam insulation prevents rodents from nesting in it or using it for their nests. This prevents pest infestations in your home, as well as having to replace the insulation after rodent invasions.
To learn more, contact the expert team at Clean Crawls here. We have served hundreds of families throughout Everett, and we have the experience it takes to properly insulate each home uniquely. We can help you decide on the best insulation for your home and whether or not you need new insulation at all. Get started today and contact us for a free quote!