No matter how much you invest in heat pumps, solar panels or any energy source for your home, you’ll only be flushing money down the drain if you don’t invest in insulation first. But what is insulation, and why is it such a must for every home? This post from wood window replacement company Kroll Construction discusses why residential insulation just might be the energy-efficient investment you need to make.
The Basics of Residential Insulation
The primary purpose of insulation is to reduce the heat exchange via a surface (read: your home’s outer shell) between the outside and inside environments. In short, insulation helps keep indoor heat in and outdoor heat out, keeping your indoor temperature pleasant all year round, no matter the weather. Insulation can be installed in walls, attics, ductwork and roofs to keep homes warm during winter and cool during summer.
The most commonly used insulation materials are fiberglass, spray foam, cellulose and mineral wool. The type that’s best for your home depends on where you want it installed and on your budget. Apart from insulating your walls and attic, you can also save on energy costs by sealing your doors and windows against air leaks. Doing so also lets you save on wood window replacement costs.
In a typical home, walls lose about 40% heat, while the roof and windows account for around 25% and 20% of the heat loss, respectively. When you insulate your home, you:
- Reduce your heating and cooling energy consumption, thus cutting back on your energy costs.
- Reduce noise pollution in your home as insulation materials have features that make sound control possible.
- Help build a healthy home for you and your family since insulation can help keep harmful pollutants and allergens out.
Insulate Your Home Today!
Kroll Construction specializes in wall and attic insulation. Call us today at (844) 688-9632 or fill out this online form for a free in-home consultation and estimate. We also offer wood window replacement services in Detroit, MI, and the surrounding areas in Michigan.