Everything around the world could go wrong but your home would be the only place to embrace you, to make you feel at peace. Every homeowner dreams to adorn their home with the best kind of decor and infrastructure. With that counts the comfort and safety of your home. A comfortable home is not only the one with soothing colours or perfect furniture and appliances but also with the right temperature. Not every home is at its best temperature. The outside temperature has an effect on the inside temperature of your home, hence insulation installation plays a very important role in maintaining the temperature.
How Does The Outdoor Temperature Affect Your Home?
“The relationship between the indoor and outdoor thermal conditions in residences can be critical when considering thermal conditions.” –Kiyoung Lee
Outdoor thermal conditions have a greater impact on the indoor conditions of your home. Naturally, it changes the temperature and your home environment. A study confirms that the thermal conditions of your home can possibly be the reason for illness. Poor thermal conditions may lead to potential risks for your health. Once you improve the temperature of your home which is cold or hot, it could result in evident health benefits. With the change in seasons, outdoor temperature changes. This has a drastic shift in the indoor temperature. It can either make your home too warm or too cool. The constant shift in indoor temperature may not be healthy for you.
Why is Insulation Important?
As a resistant barrier, insulation prevents the energy flow in your home. The outdoor heat flows to the indoors of your home. From attics to the basement and other warm spaces in your home, there is direct heat flow. Insulation balances the level of this flow. It reduces and resists the heat flow filling up empty spaces. In the words of Kiyoung Lee, ‘an improved thermal condition of a cold house has evident health benefits after the dampness and mold are eliminated.’
One of the most considerable factors for homeowners is insulation installation. Being aware of its significance, one can’t overlook but have their home insulated and make it more comfortable. Insulation comes with different thermal performance or R-value which differs with the type of insulation. Insulation installation is vital because that determines the maximum efficiency of the R-value. Insulation installation can be done by homeowners but having expert hands makes the work easier and better. Installers have proficiency in handling the insulation. Professional insulation installers suggest the right type of insulation your home will require.
Attic being among the biggest area of your home requires to be insulated. From providing the ideal temperature to your home to preventing moisture and resisting heat flow, attic insulation is vital. Besides the temperature, it also helps in sound resistance and prevents unnecessary high energy bills. Every homeowner must consider insulation installation and/or replacement from time to time.
Insulate the walls of your home with wall insulation that goes right between the joists/framing. By ensuring that walls are properly insulated with either fiberglass, rock wool, cellulose, or spray foam, you can maximize thermal efficiency and comfort in every room. Insulating your walls properly prevents heat transference from the exterior of the building to penetrate the building envelope. In addition, adequate wall insulation is essential because it prevents mold and moisture to form in your home. Even reduces energy bills and keeps your home at an ideal temperature. Besides, its easy application process is convenient for homeowners.
The basement area of your home, especially the walls are required to be insulated especially when basements are finished. By insulating the walls of your basement, homeowners can turn their basement into living areas. Apart from its thermal efficacy, we can also sound proof walls and ceiling to reduce noise from occupants upstairs, appliances, pipes, and other sources of exterior sound. Basement insulation also prevents condensation which makes it desirable and ideal for your home.
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The R-Value Factor
The resistance of an insulating material to heat flow is measured on the basis of thermal resistance or R-value. This value is vital as the higher value will lead to greater insulation or its effectiveness. It varies in terms of an insulation type or density. While in some insulations it depends on its age and temperature or moisture. The more insulation is installed, the greater resistance to heat flow will be. Other factors like where and how the insulation is installed are crucial. Homeowners must remember that to determine or understand the R-value of insulation, an insulation contractor must be considered. The R-value of insulation that your home needs is dependent on the building code standards of Ontario.
What are the types of Insulation?
Before diving further into insulation installation, knowing about the types of insulation can help you understand the needs of your home.
Blanket: Batt and Roll Insulation
Widely used and available insulation which is found in the form of batts or rolls. Blanket insulation is also the most common type which is made of flexible fibers- fiberglass. Blanket insulation is installed in unobstructed spaces of your home. This includes unfinished walls, floors and ceilings. Batts and rolls are also made of mineral wool (rock and slag), plastic and natural fibers like cotton and sheep’s wool. Batts are usually blankets of 4-foot or 8-foot length with standard widths of 16 inches or 24 inches. This measurement is best for wood framing. These come in 3 inches, 6 and 9 inches in thickness. There are other blankets with 1-inch version especially for narrow spaces within masonry walls of your home. Blanket insulation come with a standard R-value ranging from R-2.9 to R-3.8. Others with a high-performance range between R-3.7 and R-4.3 per inch thickness. Blanket insulation hugely depends on the appropriate installation for good thermal performance. It is highly recommendable to consult insulation expert and get it done professionally. The cost of blanket insulation is comparatively lesser than other insulation.
Foam Board or Rigid Foam
Foam board or rigid foam insulation is known as insulating boards. It is easy-to-work-with insulation. It can give you higher R-value per inch thickness and keeps your home at a comfortable temperature. Foam board insulation is moisture resistant. This insulation works effectively on the exterior wall or interior sheathing of basement walls along with attic hatches. If moisture is the bothering factor for you, then this insulation can be effective. The cost of the foam board is slightly higher than other insulation.
Loose-Fill and Blown-In Insulation
This type of insulation is made of small fiber particles, foam and other materials. Loose-fill insulation fits into any space leaving the structures undisturbed. The ability to conform makes it favourable for homes. Loose-fill insulation consists of the most common types of materials such as cellulose, fiberglass and mineral wool. Loose-fill insulation is preferably installed in walls and spaces such as attics. About 22% of insulation is provided by this type of insulation which is good for your home.
Spray foam and foamed-in-place insulation can be sprayed or injected. Usually installed into spaces such as attic surfaces or floors and walls. It reduces air leakage. With a higher R-value, it can fill up the tiniest cavities. Spray foam insulation acts as an effective air barrier and can be used in places like window and door frames or even electrical and plumbing areas.
Rigid Fiberboard Insulation
Rigid fiberboard withstands high temperatures and can be used for insulating air ducts in your home. It consists of fiberglass or mineral wool. Rigid fiberboard reduces a structure’s energy use and controls the indoor temperature.
Cellulose Insulation Services
To get the right amount of insulation and make your home ideal, choose the right insulation installation and insulation removal specialists. Proper insulation helps you save money on heating and provides comfortable and healthy living space. Celluloseman provides loose-fill blown-in and spray foam insulation installation across the GTA. We also offer insulation upgrade or top-up to meet the R-values required by the provincial building codes.
Cellulose insulation offers the following advantages:
- It is a safer, cheaper, more efficient and longer-lasting alternative than most other residential insulation products
- Cellulose is a green, non-toxic material
- On top of managing a constant temperature, it manages moisture and blocks sound
Looking for insulation installer? Celluloseman offers a professional insulation installation services in across Canada which includes installation of cellulose, fiberglass, attic, wall, basement insulation. We provide a range of other services which is essential for your home. We believe in your satisfaction as homeowners and provide the best offers and services that you are looking for. Contact Celluloseman today and make your home a comfortable and healthy space.