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The Best Insulation Improvements To Prepare Your Home For The Winter Months

Construction & Contractors Blog

Before the winter months get here, you will want to prepare your home for the cold weather. Some of the chores that need to be done include maintenance to the heating, repairs and adding insulation to your home. If you want to reduce energy loss during the winter months, here are some improvements that you may want to do:

1. Insulating Areas of Your Home That Need It

There are areas of your home that may be missing insulation, which is common in areas like garages, unfinished basements or a bonus room that is not finished. If you want to stop energy loss in your home, it is a good idea to insulate these areas. Makes sure that all the outside walls in your home have the insulation that is needed, as well as the walls that are dividing an unfinished area from a finished area. The walls or ceilings that are between the finished and unfinished areas should also be well sealed with weather stripping and exterior doors where needed.

2. Inspecting Windows, Doors and Penetrations 

The windows and doors in homes are one of the areas where your home is more vulnerable to problems with heat lost. First, you will want to inspect all the openings have weather stripping that is not damaged and repair any damaged weather stripping. In addition, check the gaps behind window casing for insulation, and if it is missing have an insulation installation service add the insulation that is needed to stop drafts and heat loss during the winter months.

3. Adding Insulation to The Attic to Stop Heat Loss in Winter

One of the biggest areas where you can lose energy during the winter months is the attic of your home. Insufficient insulation in the attic cause heat loss and can lead to problems like ice dams that damage on your roof. One of the best things to do is have an insulation contractor add a layer of spray insulation to protect your home. In addition, proper insulation in finished area of the attic will also help protect your home, which should be in the rafters behind the drywall finishing.

These are some insulation improvements to have done to start preparing your home for the winter months. Contact an insulation installation company like Insulation Pro's to help with some of the repairs and improvements that are needed for the insulation of your home. 

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11 September 2017