Insulation in any home is an important part of the construction. Making sure that all rooms in your home are properly insulated is important for many reasons, including temperature regulation and saving money on air conditioning and heating systems. Here are some rules of thumb to know when deciding to install insulation in your home from Foametix in Winnipeg.
Choosing the type of insulation
There are many different types of insulation that can be used in homes. The two most common types are spray-foam, and fibreglass.
Spray-foam insulation is great for creating an airtight home, that will keep the outside out, and regulate the temperature within your home. It’s energy efficient and fireproof, but comes at a slightly higher expense to install. An important note with spray-foam is that it needs other methods of fresh air regulation in order to keep moisture out of the air and prevent mould.
Fibreglass insulation comes at a lower installation price and is easier to install as well. It makes homes more energy efficient and can reduce utility costs. However, it’s important to ensure that the product is properly handled.
The R-value of insulation is how effective your insulation is based on the heat flow measured. It depends on the thickness of the insulation, or the quality. Spray-foam insulation has a high R-value, meaning that it efficiently prevents heat from transferring through the walls and affecting the temperature of your home. While the fibreglass insulation has a lower R-value, it can still be effective to use in walls and attics.
Choosing the best way to install your insulation
Hiring a professional to insulate your home can be an easy method for the insulation project, to get the job done quickly and effectively. All you’d have to do is sit back and relax while someone else does it for you. However, for those brave homeowners who decide to install it themselves, there are some aspects to consider, such as getting the proper safety equipment when handling the insulation materials because of the toxicity of the material, as well as other tools necessary. All in all, the best way to install insulation is by hiring a professional like Foametix.
Where to put insulation
In Winnipeg, you need insulation throughout the entire house. The most obvious place to install insulation is the walls throughout your home. Other key spaces where insulation should be is in the attic, the floors, the basement and other crawl spaces.
Insulation Contractors in Winnipeg
Foametix offers complete insulation solutions, including high performance spray foam insulation installation. They use the highest quality products, quality management and control. They’re committed to nonstop communication with clients, and use science and principles during their projects to ensure your home is properly insulated.
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