Seven Reasons Your Home Needs Insulation

Properly installed insulation is extremely valuable in a home, especially in a climate that experiences big changes in weather. Home insulation keeps the desired temperature in your house all year round, protecting it against excessive heat in summer and the cold in winter. 

Energy costs reduction

A well-insulated house will need very little additional heating and cooling and is very energy efficient. If your home lacks basic insulation and has old doors that let in plenty of hot and cold air, home inspectors working with potential buyers will include this in their reports. Older homes that haven’t had new insulation installed can cost more to live in and maintain.

  1. Prevents moisture and mold

Because the installation of certain insulation doesn’t require drying or curing, it reduces the possibility of moisture and mold.

  1. Enhances process R-Value performance

Maximize your R-value per dollar. Given the fact that all insulators are equal when adequately installed and air sealed, the goal is to maximize the R-value you achieve for the dollar you spend. The goal is to get the most R-value for your budget in your chosen insulation material.

  1. Reduces emissions of pollutants

When mineral wool insulation and fiberglass insulation are put together with standard air sealing practices, air infiltration is effectively reduced to near zero. Source: NAHB (National Association of Home Builders)

  1. Reduces noise levels

Not every type of insulation reduces noise, so select wisely. Cellulose, foam, and fiberglass insulation are great choices if you want soundproofing insulation. This insulation reduces inside and outside noise, room to room noises, and between interior rooms, between ceilings and floors, and from outside sources.

  1. Health Impacts

Fiberglass insulation and mineral wool thermal and acoustic insulations are not considered classifiable as carcinogens, according to The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the US National Toxicology Program (NTP).

  1. UV Stability

Research UV stability. Fiberglass insulation and mineral wool insulation are UV stable, meaning they do not experience shrinkage or thermal performance loss with exposure to ultraviolet rays. UV exposure to spray foam insulation may compromise its performance.

  1. Fire Protection

Fiberglass insulation and mineral wool insulation are naturally non-combustible. Other types of insulation can ignite and require a consumer product warning regarding fire hazards.

Types of Insulation

The most commonly used insulation materials are foam, fiberglass, and cellulose. The different types of insulation include loose-fill, batts, rolls, foam board, spray board, and vapor barriers.

Give Georgia Home Remodeling a call at 678-635-5429 to discuss your home’s insulation needs.

About Georgia Home Remodeling

Georgia Home Remodeling is a Gwinnett-based remodeling and renovation contractor company that has been serving Metro Atlanta and North Georgia since 1991. Originally created by company founder and president Chris Allen as a small painting company, GHR has since grown into a full-service custom remodeling and home renovation provider.

Georgia Home Remodeling is dedicated to providing great service and quality work at a fair price. From the initial contact until the job’s completion, we will be prompt, courteous and communicative, and will always do exactly what we promise to do at the price we quoted.

We are fully licensed and insured home renovation contractor, and our diverse and experienced crews include carpenters, painters, electricians, plumbers, flooring specialist, and HVAC professionals. Company president Chris Allen, who oversees and manages each GHR job, is also a Certified Graduate Builder, Certified Lead Carpenter and Certified Remodeler.

Contact us via email or call today 678-635-5429 to request a quote and let us help you make your dreams for your home a reality!