As important as attic insulation and basement insulation are to home performance, a house’s ability to keep conditioned air inside and living spaces comfortable is only as good as its weakest link. That’s why exterior and interior wall insulation plays such a vital role in the energy efficiency and overall comfort of your Manchester, Brattleboro, or Keene home.
The Benefits of Wall Insulation
Like all insulation services, wall insulation has many benefits, including:
Less Energy Use
With more effective insulation, your home’s heating and cooling systems won’t need to work as hard to keep your home cool in the summer or warm in the winter. Indoor temperatures will be more stable, and with less energy use, your energy bills will decrease.
The more effective your insulation is at keeping conditioned air inside, the better off you’ll be when the weather is at its most extreme. Even in the middle of a summer scorcher or winter blizzard, proper insulation will keep you more comfortable in your home.
Peace & Quiet
One of the ancillary benefits of insulation is its sound-deadening qualities. As a result of installing better insulation, you’ll have superior energy efficiency and sound proofing, keeping unwanted noise outside your home.
How Wall Insulation Is Installed
There are many different kinds of insulation available through Vermont Foam Insulation. For wall insulation, two popular options we recommend are cellulose and spray foam.
Blown in cellulose insulation is made out of recycled material, like newspaper, that is treated to be fire resistant. This makes cellulose insulation a great insulator and one of the more environmentally-friendly insulation options available to homeowners.
Spray foam insulation is considered a superior insulation material in part because of its air sealing capabilities. Spray foam also offers great defense against moisture and mold, which will increase the indoor air quality of your home.
The great part about both insulation options is that neither requires tearing down existing walls to retrofit. As long as the existing insulation in your walls isn’t fiberglass insulation, our team at Vermont Foam Insulation can drill small holes in your wall. Through those openings, we can use either blown in densely packed cellulose or liquid injection spray foam insulation to improve a wall’s insulating qualities.
Save Money with ENERGY STAR® Rebates
Whatever method you choose, upgrading the insulation in your walls can save you money for years to come in energy costs. And insulation retrofits in Vermont are also eligible to save up to $4,000 with a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® rebate (HPwES) through Efficiency Vermont.
In a little over a decade, Vermont Foam Insulation has successfully helped more than 100 Vermont homeowners qualify for HPwES rebates, earning us two Department of Energy Century Club awards. If you’re in Southern Vermont or Southwestern New Hampshire and looking for a quality insulation contractor you can trust, reach out today for a free site visit.