Insulation Advice for New Home Construction
If you are building a new house, proper insulation is a major factor for the enjoyment you and your family will have at home. From temperature management to soundproofing to fire prevention, advanced insulation solutions offer important features that impact the integrity of your new home construction.
At Valley Insulation, we offer industry-leading insulation products, cutting-edge installation techniques, and excellent customer service so every homeowner can enjoy the quality and comfort that they deserve at home. Read on in today’s blog for helpful insulation advice for new home construction.
Key Factors for Quality Insulation
When deciding what direction to take for insulation in new home construction, it is important to be familiar with all the ways the insulation can improve the quality of your home. Consider the following key factors for quality from Valley Insulation.
Heat Resistance of the Insulation
Often referred to by the shorthand term “R-Value”, the heat resistance of the insulation material is the most important factor for how effective it will be as a thermal barrier. Insulation with a higher R-value will keep you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. This is the primary factor for saving on your monthly utility bill, so an investment in quality insulation with a high R-value will pay dividends over time.
Air Permeability of the Insulation
Another important factor that determines the effectiveness of the thermal barrier is air permeability. This refers to the ability of the insulating material to prevent outdoor air from penetrating around and through the insulation.
Any gaps, nooks, and crannies in the insulation and framing of the home will allow air penetration, which brings with it outdoor temperatures, humidity, and ambient air quality. Different insulating materials can have varying effectiveness when it comes to air permeability.
Soundproofing of the Insulation
It may not be the first thing you think of when choosing insulation for a new home, but soundproofing is a very important part of the comfort and quiet you and your family will enjoy when you move in. Soundproofing in exterior walls is important for reducing undesirable outdoor noises, such as traffic, lawn mowers, and noise from nearby homes.
Soundproofing in interior walls is also important, allowing peace and quiet for family members in one room while family members in another room enjoy entertainment such as music and movies.
Fire Retardant Quality of the Insulation
All insulation is required to meet basic fire safety standards, but not all insulation goes above and beyond to deliver increased fire resistance within the walls of your home. Ultimately, the quality of fire resistance in the insulation of new home construction comes down to experienced installation and top-quality products, so choose the quality materials and trusted installers at Valley Insulation.
Pest Resistance of the Insulation
Most homeowners don’t think much about the ability of insulation to prevent pests, but advanced insulation products and experienced installation can make a big difference in the integrity of your home. Pests such as insects, rodents, and birds often make their way into the home through the walls, basement, and attic spaces.
If the space inside the walls, basement, and attic are properly insulated, it will be much more difficult for pests to find their way into your home. Advanced insulation materials are specifically treated to be pest resistant, so these are a great choice for new home construction.
Choose Valley Insulation for New Home Construction
If you are building a new home for your family, choose quality insulation materials and experienced installers to get the best results. Quality insulation will keep you comfortable, protect your health, prevent pests, reduce fire risk, and save you money every month on bills. With more than 40 years of experience, the pros at Valley Insulation are here to deliver the best materials and the highest quality installation, so contact us today!