Heating is the number one home energy cost. Proper insulation can save you money each day and keep your home more comfortable at the same time.
Many homes have rooms that are too hot or too cold. You may notice ice dams on the roof. Drafts and building and mildew problems are also a sign of improperly insulated homes. Lack of proper insulation in your house means higher energy bills, cold spots, and watching your energy dollars soar through the roof...literally!
At New Buffalo Impact, we conduct our comprehensive audit, conduct a walk through, and discuss your concerns, then we make a recommendation for improving your home's energy profile. And that recommendation can include upgrading the insulation in your home.
Insulation slows the heat loss and that saves you money. Proper insulation also makes your home quieter too. Insulation is most effective when coupled with air sealing.
Depending on needs and applications several insulation types are used.
Cellulose is made from recycled newsprint treated with a fire retardant. It provides excellent coverage, and fills in voids between insulation batts, ceiling or wall joists.
Foam insulation is one of several products but usually is made from spray polyurethane or similar compounds. Environmentally safe these foams fill gaps and holes and block air movement.
The most common form of insulation are fiberglass batts. Insulation technique is critical with batts to avoid gaps that become leakage paths for air.