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What are the Benefits to Home Insulation?

June 26, 2017
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Why should you insulate your home? Well, that’s simple! There are various benefits to home insulation.

A well-insulated home will help keep your house cooler during the summer months and warmer during winter. The temperatures in your home will be well regulated, which in turn will help to improve your comfortability level all year round. And as a home builder in huntsville al with more than 30 years of home building experience, we truly understand that every homeowner wants to be comfortable not only throughout their home buying experience but also once they are living in their home.

Additionally, you will experience a reduction in your cooling and heating bill. According to an article on energy.gov, “On average, you can save up to 20 percent on your home’s heating and cooling costs or up to 10 percent on its total energy costs by adding insulation to attics, floors, crawl spaces, and accessible basement rim joists, and by reducing unwanted air leaks all around your house.”

Another benefit is that a properly insulated home absorbs sound by reducing the amount of sound transmitted through the floors, ceiling, and walls. You’ll experience a quieter home because noise will be reduced from the appliances and sound systems you use to people talking, people walking, kids playing, cars driving by, and other sources of sound.

Several insulation options are available for your home. These include but are not limited to:

Blankets, batts or rolls – This is a very common form of insulation used in the U.S. It’s available as continuous rolls or pre-cut panels called batt and most ideal within wall studs and attics.

Loose fill – An easily adaptable material that can conform to an area without disrupting any structures or finishes. Suggested use for ceilings, walls and hard-to-reach places.

Foamed insulation – A spray-foam product is perfect for snug spaces where you can evenly fill the space.

Radiant barrier – Is extremely beneficial in hot, humid, sunny climates because it helps to keep your home cooler. This can reduce the amount of A/C usage and your utility bill.

Reflective insulation – Insulation made from aluminum foil that works well in hot climates to impede radiant heat flow.

Rigid insulation – Is commonly found in new home construction. This type of insulation takes place from the roof to the foundation of your home.

So what type of insulation should you use? This is determined by your geographic region. The insulation level is specified by the R-value. The R-value is measured by the ability of insulation material to limit heat flow between the interior and exterior of your home.

As a premier home builder in huntsville al, every home is tailored to our customer’s specific desires and needs. However, we build by certain standards in the majority of the custom homes we build. We encourage R-38 Attic Insulation and R-13 Batts in the Walls. To learn more about the types of insulation materials we recommend in our homes and why please contact us today at 256-783-9190 or Rachel@rachelbrownhomes.com.

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