Residential Wall Insulation
The real reason why you should hire a wall insulation contractor…
Why is Insulating your walls important?
When you walk out into a blizzard, what is going to give you the most comfort? Do you grab a coat or a hat? Most of us grab a coat, and rightly so. The wind blows sideways, not from up above (unless it’s a tornado), so wall insulation is a common ‘rookie’ mistake when insulating.
(Above photo) is air leakage in a standard mid 60’s to early 90’s home.
Walls Regulate the temperature and comfort of the home. Winds blow sideways and hit the walls of the home first. Almost everything is porous on your walls, including brick, mortar and siding. Winds push the cold through your walls and into your home. For an example, this is why you put on a coat when you’re cold, protecting your body (walls). We want to dense pack the walls to stop the penetration and stop the furnace from turning on to keep the home at the same temperature. Wall Insulation varies in many homes.
We can easily remove horizontal siding; including wood, steel, aluminum, and vinyl siding.
(Above photo) Air leakage into exterior walls shown with hot attic heat as orange and the studding as vertical dark spots.
(Above photo) Brick walls can be insulated by drilling through every other mortar joint surrounding bricks.
(Above photo) Walls with no insulation seen on a cold day.
Crawl Space Insulation
This really helps create an energy efficient home.