A properly insulated home directly affects the comfort of those living in it and can lower monthly energy costs. How well your home is insulated can depend on the age of your home. Newer houses benefit from evolving building codes, so are generally better insulated than older homes. However, every house has the same problem areas and they are the best places to insulate. These areas include the attic, exterior walls, floors, basement, doors and windows. Almost all of the heat lost from your home comes from these problem areas and by inspecting and properly insulating these spaces, monthly heating costs can be reduced.
When shopping for insulation, you will see R-value ratings for every type of insulation. This is a standardized rating system to make it easy to compare the effectiveness of that particular insulation. “R” means resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power. In our cold climate, a high R-value will result in more savings in energy costs.
If you have questions, talk to one of our Insulation Experts about your insulation project. TIMBER MART has the supplies and advice you’ll need to get the job done correctly and on budget.