Understanding Home Insulation Basics

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Your home’s comfort and energy efficiency rely on many factors. One of the most overlooked components, however, is insulation. Most homeowners blame their HVAC system for a room being too cold or too warm. What they fail to notice is that there are many insulation options available, from insulation boards to blown-in insulation, that can keep their living space pleasant. WMGB Home Improvement Home Improvement discusses some home insulation basics about which you need to know.

Understanding Home Insulation Basics

Heat

The primary principle of home insulation is knowing how heat behaves. Heat loss happens when it moves towards areas with lower temperatures. It flows in three different ways: conduction (heat moves through a solid object), convection (heat rises) and radiation (heat comes off a surface). The ideal solution to keep heat from escaping from the building envelope (walls, roof and flooring) is investing in good insulation for your home.

R-Value

This term refers to the heat-resisting quality of a material. When its value goes up, insulation is better. There are several factors, however, affecting the thermal resistance of your home insulation. They include the local climate, heating, cooling system and building material.

Why Upgrade Your Home Insulation

Proper insulation regulates indoor temperature and keeps heat out of your home. When you notice uneven temperature, your insulation might be deteriorating due to mold infestation or condensation. You can check for issues by running your hand close to the ceiling or along the exterior walls.

Ice build up is also an indicator of poor insulation. You may notice ice formation on one area of a room and not in other parts. It is also the same case when the snow melts only in a particular spot. If ice dams form in your gutters, you can turn to us for ice dam removal services.

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When you turn to us for your home energy efficiency audit, you will be guaranteed that our energy specialists are BPI-certified. They will conduct a full assessment of how your home utilizes and loses energy. Moreover, our team of experts will focus on eight energy areas: windows or doors, lighting, water heating, heating and cooling systems, duct work, radiant barriers, insulation and air seals.

At WMGB Home Improvement, we offer excellent energy-efficient solutions. To learn more about our products and services, call us at (616) 328–6625. We serve Grand Rapids, MI, and nearby areas.

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