Are you remodeling your home? Perhaps building a room addition? Why should you choose to insulate your home?
Of course, it will keep your home warm in the winter, and cooler in the summer. But, there is more to it. Proper insulation can save you big bucks by bringing down your energy costs. From the beginnings of time, people have been trying different methods to insulate their houses, knowing its significance well.
Centuries ago, people used to insulate the walls and floors of their houses with just anything, mostly newspapers, to keep moisture and cold waves away. Over time this process has evolved as a science more than an art.
In the tropical regions, where temperatures are at extremes, insulating homes is significantly important. In fact, real estate business in these geographical areas would come to a standstill if constructions miss the R factor; the R factor stands for the degree of insulation that a building has been given. The higher this factor is, the better insulated the property is considered.
Advantages Of Blow Insulation
For many, Blow insulation is the top-rated insulation nowadays. It is relatively new in the market. This type is better than the conventional fiberglass tactics in several ways. First and foremost, it is highly energy-efficient since it expands and sticks to the surrounding surface, filling the smallest of cracks.
Second, it is adjustable, and can create insulation in the range of 15-38, depending on how much insulating material has been used. Moreover, since insulation is created from virgin components, it shouldn't cause any type of allergy, and thus is safe even for most people who suffer from asthma.
Further, installing blow in insulation is instantaneous. All it calls for is a blanket that is stapled to all four sides of the wall to keep the material intact, avoiding it to spread to undesirable places. Then, a tiny slit is made through the blanket, via which a hole is inserted to blow measured quantity of insulation. After the blowing is over, the slit is sealed using a tape. Thereafter, other wall materials or drywall is installed on to the blanket.
Blow In Old Constructions
Most interestingly, you don't have to construct a new house with a new set of walls to install blow in insulation. You can do this, whenever you plan to renovate your home, next. There is absolutely no need to remove the plaster in walls or anything else; as mentioned above, just make a small hole, and blow in whatever amount of insulation you want through a hose. Patch up the slit, and your job is done.
Yes, blow in insulation is more costly than conventional processes. However, you can recover your investment in just 2-4 years by way of huge energy savings. isn't that a fair deal?