Fall Prep: Insulation Should Be First on the List
Cleaning gutters, raking leaves, storing outdoor furniture – these are just some of the tasks homeowners should have on their fall to-do list. Autumn temperatures are cooler, offering a respite from the summer heat and giving homeowners a chance to clean up around the outside of their homes. Use this time to evaluate your home's insulation, too.
Insulation in actionYour home's first line of defense against the cold, the insulation in your home's exterior shell plays an important role. Without it, you'll be feeling the cold, front and center. Let's take a closer look at how insulation works.
Without any insulation, or if the home's insulation is old and worn out, you'll feel the coolness of winter – almost as if you were standing outside. Technically, you don't feel cold because of the insulation. As your furnace pumps out heat, the building design takes into account an efficient layer of insulation around the home's perimeter, depending on it to stop heat from leaving the home. When the insulation starts breaking down, heat escapes, and you feel cold.
Evaluating your warmth potential
The bottom line is, however, that your home needs an up-to-date, effective layer of insulation. So to prepare for fall's cooler temperatures – and winter's bitter cold – consider scheduling an in-home consultation with an insulation expert.Explore using injection foam insulation as an option, as it's one of the most efficient and cost-effective insulations on the market. It offers a 35 percent higher insulating value than other popular materials like fiberglass, cellulose or rockwool. The liquid-like insulation fills all the cracks and crevices in the walls, and it can be installed in any retrofit application, such as homes with siding, brick or masonry, with no unsightly or costly demolition required.
If it's been awhile since you've beefed up insulation or had the walls and attic evaluated, now's the time to take care of it. Talk to the professionals at USA Insulation about your home's insulating properties and the benefits of using injection foam insulation.