A home that is not sufficiently insulated is at risk of losing and gaining heat through the walls, the roof, around windows and doors as well as other areas of the structure. Ensuring your home is properly insulated will not only make you more comfortable in your home, it will considerably cut your heating and cooling expenses by reducing the amount of heat gain and loss throughout the year.
Here are some of the most important areas of your home that need to be properly insulated.
Windows offer many benefits such as natural light, fresh air and a view of the outside, however, because windows are built into an opening in your mone’s wall, there is an increased chance of air and heat entering and leaving your home from around the frame. This is why it is important that the area between your windows frame and your exterior wall be completely filled with insulation. A spray foam insulation is best used in these cases as it will expand to fill the entire gap, no matter how big or small.
Exterior doors are similar to windows, as they are also installed in openings in your home and just like windows, air and heat can enter and escape around the frame of the door. Ensuring the space between your door frame and wall is completely filled with insulation will increase your home’s efficiency and make it more comfortable.
In Your Attic
When most people think of home insulation, they think of their attic. For most homes, the attic is an unfinished, open area. If you were to go up to the attic, all you would see is wood framing and insulation. This insulation plays an important role in maintaining a consistent temperature in your home. In the summer months, it helps keep the air conditioned air in your home and in the winter months helps keep your heated air in your home. There are many types of insulation that can be utilized in your attic. When consulting a professional about insulation services be sure to ask about the insulation’s R-value, keep in mind the higher the R-value, the more effective the insulation will be.
Your Exterior Walls
Building codes and techniques have changed drastically over the past 50 years, especially when it comes to making homes more energy efficient. It may surprise you to know that insulation was not always used around exterior walls, in many cases they used a double brick technique that utilizes two rows of brick with a small gap between them for exterior walls. Today, in most cases if you wanted to insulate exterior walls that were built this way, you would need to fully renovate your home as you would need to insulate from the inside. However, with Evergreen Premium Insulation our installation process doesn’t require any interior work to insulate your exterior walls. Our insulation is non-toxic and releases no odours or gas, in fact, you can remain in your home during the installation process.
Contact Evergreen Premium Insulation today at (905)205-0096 to request a free quote for our insulation services.