Insulating your home may not necessarily be something you’ve thought of when considering home improvements. We are often focused on improving the exterior of our home for the sake of curb appeal, improving the interior for comfort or personal style, or we choose to make updates based on necessity (i.e., leaks, cracks, etc.). Despite this, insulating your home is incredibly important, and even though it is out of sight, it shouldn’t be out of mind. Properly installed insulation has many benefits, including saving you on heating and cooling costs throughout all four seasons. Below, find three of the top benefits of insulating your home.
Insulating your home often saves you money. While there is an initial cost to installing brand-new insulation or replacing it in the parts of your home where you have old insulation, it will save you money in the long run. Insulation, particularly in the attic, is essential for temperature control. Your roof bears the brunt of most weather events, so it is necessary to have insulation preventing mother nature’s wrath from entering your home. Paying for heating and cooling without proper insulation is like throwing away money.
Fire and Pest Prevention
Properly installed insulation can help prevent pests from entering your home, and some varieties of insulation can prevent fires in the home. There are pros and cons to different materials, which you can read more about here. Once again, insulating your home can help you save money in the long run, as the cost of hiring an exterminator or a contractor to repair fire damage can be extremely high. The peace of mind that comes with knowing that your home is as protected as it can be from pests, fires, and other unexpected issues is priceless.
As mentioned above, insulating your home is one of the best ways to control your home’s temperature throughout the seasons. Insulation is often associated with containing a building’s warmth, but it can also help your home stay cool in summer. Cold air coming in during winter and hot air during the summer causes physical discomfort and can cost you your electricity and heating/cooling bills. The age of your home will impact how you approach assessing your insulation. In newer homes, you may be able to reach out directly to the builder, but if you have an older home, you may need to have your insulation inspected by a home energy assessor. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends this route, but if you wish to check your insulation yourself, they also have a checklist for you to reference when inspecting.
If you’re ready to ensure your home is appropriately insulated, give us a call to schedule an obligation-free consultation with one of our residential insulation experts. We have over 45 years of experience in the industry and can help you make an informed decision about insulating your home. CRS is proud to say that we do it right the first time, so you can feel comfortable in your home for years to come.