Want to keep your home comfortable without spending a fortune on heating costs this winter? Insulation upgrades are the solution! With the right insulation, your home will waste less energy, so you can save money while staying warm all winter long. Here are five insulation tips from Vermont and New Hampshire’s premier spray foam insulation contractor, Vermont Foam Insulation.
1. Upgrade Your Attic Insulation
Most of the heat that escapes your house does so through the very top, making your attic one of the most important places to insulate. Attic insulation will stop heat from rising up and out of your home, leading to better whole-home comfort and preventing ice dams on your roof.
2. Use Spray Foam Insulation in Roof Slopes for Air Sealing
Since most heat loss happens through the attic due to heat rising and air leaks, spray foam insulating your attic is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve a home's energy efficiency. Keep this in mind as you're re-roofing your home or upgrading your attic to a livable space. We locate and seal air leaks using spray foam as part of every attic insulation project.
3. Remove & Replace Damaged Insulation
When insulation becomes wet, compressed, moldy, or infested with pests, it will no longer work as an effective insulator and can have a serious impact on your home’s indoor air quality. Removing damaged insulation and replacing it with the right material is an important step toward a comfortable and energy-efficient home. This project should be coordinated with siding replacement projects.
4. Insulate Your Basement
Are your floors always freezing cold in the winter? This is a sure-fire sign that your basement needs better insulation. Basement insulation will keep the chill out of your first-level floors and help improve comfort and energy efficiency throughout your entire home.
5. Encapsulate Crawl Spaces
Excess moisture at your home's foundation can diminish its structural integrity and cause moisture related issues around the rest of your home. Covering the dirt floors under your home with vapor barriers and encapsulating them with spray foam creates a durable, comfortable, and efficient living space.