Home Insulation: Insulating for Comfort
We all want a comfortable, cozy home, but if your home insulation is not up to par, it’s nearly impossible to achieve. Many of us have experienced a room that’s too cold in the winter or too warm in the summer that you just don’t want to spend time in. Roughly a third of a home’s air leakage comes through floors, ceilings and walls, so insulating these areas is key to comfort.
Insulation vs. Windows: Which Renovation Should You Tackle First?
If you have to choose one home improvement project to increase the comfort in your home, where should you start? The answer is simple: upgrade the insulation!
The key to ensuring a comfortable, energy efficient home is a tight building envelope—a building that is properly insulated and air sealed—including exterior walls, ceiling/attic, foundation, roof, windows and doors. The comfort of your home can also be impacted by issues with sub-systems such as HVAC, plumbing, ventilation and electrical.