Adding the right insulation is essential for a new or existing home. A home needs insulation to block out or keep in the heat, depending on the season. The right insulation will help reduce energy bills and maintain better indoor temperatures. Specific locations from the roof to the foundation should be insulated to make your home energy-efficient. Count on Warm Home Insulation for high-quality insulation products. Our approach is to consider each house as a building envelope and insulate each level of the house accordingly. We have been providing effective insulation solutions for a wide array of residential and commercial projects since 1977.
The important areas in your home that you should insulate are:
1. Attic Insulation
Insulating your attic is necessary as heat can escape or seep into the attic affecting your heating and cooling costs. An under-insulated attic can lose approximately 30% of a home’s energy. The recommended R-value (ability to resist heat flow) for attic insulation will depend on the type of attic space. Spray foam, cellulose or fibreglass insulation can work very well for attic insulation. Check for any leaks or repairs before insulating your attic.
2. Basement Insulation
Insulating the basement can have a massive impact on energy savings. Basement insulation protects your home against moisture intrusion and reduces the amount of condensation and heat loss. Unfinished basement insulation causes dampness on the walls, blistering paints and also frozen pipes in winter. Damp basements can lead to mould and moisture issues.
3. Crawlspace Insulation
Insulating a crawlspace is critical to keep your floors from feeling like you are walking barefoot on an ice rink. Insulate the inside of the foundation walls to keep moisture at bay and to keep the heat in. Spray foam insulation helps avoid frozen pipes and cold floors. It also prevents air from getting into the crawlspace area and lessens the threat of moisture and mould. Insulated floors can also reduce noise, especially in multi-level homes. Before insulating crawlspace, look for any plumbing leaks and take appropriate actions for repair.
4. Exterior Walls
Insulating walls will help with energy efficiency as well as block out sounds. Exterior walls serve as a barrier between the outside temperature and your home. Blow-in cellulose or spray foam insulation will work on walls and reduce heat loss. Walls can be insulated from inside or from the outside depending on the type of project and the age of the house.
The type of insulation to add will differ depending on your home. There are hard-to-insulate areas, such as crawlspaces and floor joists, for which spray foam insulation will work best. Get in touch with Warm Home Insulation for reliable insulation services. We are a full-service insulation company and apply different types of insulation, including spray foam, cellulose and fibreglass, for residential, commercial and inductrial projects. We also offer a Manitoba hydro insulation rebate program that helps eligible homeowners receive a portion of the insulation costs.
Contact us today for insulation services throughout Winnipeg.