Did you know that it’s possible to add more insulation to a finished home? If you have ever lamented that you didn’t insist on more insulation during construction of a new home or if you purchased an older home that has proven to have cold spots, getting more insulation is a possibility – you just have to make sure that’s actually the problem you’re dealing with.
Signs You Might Need More Insulation
Some insulation is designed to expand and fill in any gaps when it is added to walls, ceilings, or crawlspaces. This transformation creates a barrier that effectively prevents the loss of heat or central air. There are many signs that indicate a boost to your insulation could help improve the comfort of your home, including:
- Temperature fluctuations: If there are rooms in your home that you fondly call “the cold room” or “the hot room,” that’s an indication that something isn’t right. You may think the problem is with your HVAC system and duct work – and it could be – but these less-than-temperate areas could also indicate that there isn’t enough insulation and air filtration has occurred.
- Drafty spots: You might enjoy sitting in that one corner of the family room and cuddle up with a blanket, but if you do this because it’s too cold in that space not to, you might have holes in your insulation. Gaps that can be filled with insulation are often found near windows, doors, or electrical outlets.
- Noisy rooms: Whether you live in a single-family home or share walls with other, there will be noise – how much noise indicates whether insulation is good enough or not. If you hear too much noise between walls or rooms or even coming in from outside, poor insulation could be the culprit.
- Big energy bills: Heating and cooling your home is major utility bill, but it typically fluctuates throughout the year to accommodate changing temperatures outside. When you feel like you must crank the heat or the AC to keep your home temperate, poor insulation might allow energy to escape and force you to alter the temp to manage the problem.
The Ease of Adding More Insulation
If you’re skeptical about the benefits of adding more insulation to your home, know that this upgrade delivers:
- Consistent temperature control
- Energy efficiency
- Improved indoor air quality
- Increased home value
- Overall increased comfort
As for how the insulation is added, the work is simple. Don’t envision cut and torn drywall. In most cases, small holes can be made strategically for insulation to be injected in difficult-to-reach areas. These sections are patched and repaired for an easy fix.
Get Just the Right Amount of Insulation for Your Home
The Modern Pros in Southeast Michigan rely on high-performing insulation to improve home insulation and complete residential construction. It is always a good time to seek out cost-effective ways to weatherize your home. Contact us to schedule a consultation, discuss your circumstances, and get an estimate for your insulation project.