Over the winter months, we tend to hibernate. It comes as no surprise that come the spring, many homeowners have a long list of repairs and improvements they noticed while cooped up at home.
One very important improvement is new home insulation.
Insulation is out-of-sight and out-of-mind unless it isn’t performing well, and then it’s very noticeable, cold drafts, fluctuating indoor temperatures, and higher energy bills.
While many people would wait to get their insulation up-graded closer to the fall, it can be worthwhile getting it changed sooner because insulation works year-round to keep your home comfortable.
Insulation in your walls and attic prevent outdoor heat from entering your home. This helps you more easily maintain your indoor temperature making your home more comfortable and controlled. Similarly, your comfortable indoor temperature, (and the money you paid cooling it in the summer), can disappear without proper insulation.
Attic insulation also creates a barrier between the sun and your home. Without adequate insulation, the sun heats your attic, allowing sweltering summer temperatures to seep into your home.
Insulation can also act as a sound barrier between you and the outdoors, making your indoor environment more peaceful.
Lack of proper insulation can lead to high levels of moisture in the air, which can eventually lead mould growth. Mould is a major allergen and can cause respiratory illness and damage to your home.
If you’re thinking about doing some home renovation this spring, it’s worth considering updating your insulation. Not only will it make your home more comfortable, reduce your eco-footprint, and save you money, it will also increase your homes resale value.
If you have any questions about which insulation is best for you or would like a quote, please contact us today!