Insulation for Your Home During the Fall and Winter Months
Don’t kid yourself! Just because it still feels relatively warm outside, doesn’t mean that the cold weather isn’t coming. We’re mere days away from autumn and winter will be coming soon after that. You want to make certain your home is ready for the arctic chill and that your wallet is ready to handle your energy bills.
Good Guys Contracting Can Insulate Your Home From High Heating Bills
One of the best ways to lower your heating bills and keep your home warm over the coming months is to be fully insulated. If you need to be better insulated or if you aren’t certain about whether you have enough insulation, Good Guys Contracting can help. We’re experts at installing installation and we want to give you some of the basics about keeping your house warm this winter so you’ll be prepared.
The first thing you should know is that Good Guys Contracting can help keep your home at the best possible insulation level even if you already have insulation installed. That’s because we use Tripolymer Foam for the homeowners we serve. This is a form of insulation that can be sprayed into the walls of your home. It’s great for hard to access crevices that are difficult to insulate, or things like false walls built to hide plumbing. But it’s also a great supplement for homes that already have insulation as a way to make things more energy efficient.
Insulation and Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is the reason insulation exists. According to the US Department of Energy, insulation works by slowing heat flow in your home. Heat flows from warmer to cooler until the temperature throughout a room evens out. A properly insulated home gives you a barrier that prevents warm air from escaping your home and cool air from coming in.
The way to measure an insulation’s ability to resist heat flow is called R-Value. The higher your R-Value is, the more effective your insulation can be. It should be noted that the R-Value of your insulation will differ depending on where it’s installed. For example, compressed insulation will not provide the full R-Value rating of an insulation product.
The amount of insulation you need depends on your climate. The US Department of Energy also issues a map of recommended R-value depending on the region of the country where you live. Long Island is considered part of Zone 4.
The Tripolymer insulation provided by Good Guys Contracting provides you with an R-value of 5.1 per square inch of insulation. The product is Energy Star approved and can be helpful for a variety of other reasons. It can be used to insulate masonry blocks or prevent internal wall fire updraft. Tripolymer Foam also helps improve the acoustics of your home and can reduce outside noise by up to 80 percent.
Good Guys Contracting Can Protect Your Home This Winter
Good Guys Contracting can keep you one step ahead of the cold weather, but only if you act quickly. If you want to add insulation to your home or are concerned that you may not have enough insulation, we can check your home and tell you what you need. But winter is fast approaching, contact Good Guys today.