5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Home Insulation
December 09, 2020
Have you ever wondered why some homes are draughty in areas or why the walls seem so thin that you can hear every movement? Poorly structured or older insulation can cause temperatures to be inconsistent and can send your energy bills through the roof. Plus, older insulation lacks adequate soundproofing. And that’s just the start of it. Learn why you shouldn’t overlook home insulation with these 5 reasons:
You will temper the temperature
Upgrading your home insulation is one of the best ways to keep temperatures consistent throughout your home. By installing good quality insulation, such as batt and poly or spray-foam in the walls, floors, attic, crawlspace and basement, you’ll be able to keep the heat in and the cold air out, eliminating the draughty areas of your home in the process. And as upgraded attic insulation combats hot air from penetrating through your roof, you will keep your home cooler in the summer months.
You will prevent costly damage to your home
Another critical reason to upgrade your attic insulation is that it prevents ice dams from forming, as it keeps the air in your attic and inside your roof cool. Noticeable by icicles forming on the ridge of your roof and off gutters, ice dams prevent melting snow from properly draining. The backed-up water can then leak through the roof, causing extensive damage to your home’s interior.
You will save money
A rule of thumb dictates that when your home’s temperature is under control, so is your energy bill. R insulating products that reduce heat from escaping, and hot air from entering, lowers the amount of energy consumption needed to heat or cool your home. Good quality insulating products allow you to save a minimum of 10% of your home energy costs and take the strain off your HVAC system.
You can earn rebates
As part of energy conservation efforts in the province of British Columbia, when you use a Program Registered Contractor to upgrade your wall, attic, basement or crawl space insulation, you can receive up to $5,500 in BC Hydro and Fortis BC rebates.
You will prevent noise
Another reason to not overlook insulating your home is that it adds soundproofing. Insulating products such as spray-foam, fibreglass, or rock-wool batts absorb sound while providing a protective barrier between your walls and floors. This added privacy is perfect for homes with separate suites for guests or renters.
Find out more by reading Where Should You Insulation Your Home?