Why You Should Insulate During Your Renovation
Is your home adequately insulated? Energy experts warn that most American homes lack adequate insulation for maximum energy efficiency, cost savings, and basic comfort. Although it’s easy to make sure your home is well-insulated when you’re building a new home from the ground up, this isn’t the case when you buy an older home. That’s why anytime your home is undergoing exterior remodeling or renovation, we recommend investing in additional insulation.
At Budget Exteriors, our exterior siding contractors offer a complete range of services including insulation updates. Here’s what you need to know about insulating your home during a renovation or siding replacement.
1. Improve Noise Levels
When your home is poorly insulated, you can hear every little sound from outside your home from train whistles to cars passing by to your neighbors’ sound systems. But improved insulation also helps to reduce noise levels from one room to the next.
When you’re in the living room, can you hear the toilet flush down the hallway? Does the sound of your washing machine or dishwasher make it impossible to hear the TV without turning it up all the way? Upgrading the insulation in your walls can help to reduce noise levels by as much as 15 decibels.
2. Improve Energy Efficiency
When insulation is inadequate, heat easily transfers from warmer to cooler areas through walls. R-value refers to the measurement of insulation as it limits the transfer of heat. Insulation with higher R-value is more likely to limit the transfer of heat, which means your home stays warmer on cold days and cooler on hot days.
With a more consistent temperature inside your home, your HVAC system won’t have to work nearly as hard. As a bonus, your energy costs will be reduced over time and your home will have a much lower energy footprint.
3. Improve Moisture Barriers
Another important function of insulation is to prevent moisture from getting into your walls and home. Moisture inside your home can lead to mildew and mold growth and damage the structure of your home. Good insulation is also necessary when humidity is a concern.
Contact a Minnesota Siding Insulation Contractor
Are you thinking of renovating your home or updating your siding? Are you tired of hearing every little sound through the thin walls of your home? Contact our siding and insulation contractors at Budget Exteriors. Give us a call at 952.887.1613 or contact us online and get your free quote today!