Do You Need Insulation?
According to the EPA nine out of 10 homes in the U.S. do not have enough insulation but unless you’re building new, it’s not always cost effective (or desirable) to take down all the walls in your house to add insulation. That said, there is one time when it makes perfect sense to add or replace old, damaged insulation – when you renovate!
Not only is insulation critical to improving a home’s energy efficiency, it can also improve acoustics and help with air quality. Use this handy flowchart to help you decide if now is the right time to add insulation to your walls.
Before You Start That Renovation Project use This Handy Flow Chart to Help You Decide if the Time is Right to Add Insulation.
Ready to Get Started? We’ve Collected Some Handy References for You:
- Dig into the science behind insulation and what it does in the home to create complete comfort.
- This insulation calculator will show you exactly how much insulation you’ll need based on where you live and what room you are insulating.
- Still not sure it’s worth it? Calculate your energy savings to see exactly how much you can expect to save.
- And when you’re ready, we can help you Find a Pro!
Plus, read up on the many benefits of insulation: sound control, energy efficiency, mold control and indoor air quality. And not all vapor barriers are created equal.
How To Hire a Contractor
Hiring the right contractor will turn your renovation project into a dream. Hiring the wrong contractor will turn that dream into a never-ending nightmare. The idea of searching for a contractor might cause some to cringe with frustration or give up completely and hire the first name you find. But with a little homework and planning, finding the perfect contractor can be easy.