Valley Insulation Explains: Insulating Existing Structures

Every building has different insulation needs depending on its age, building materials, and style of construction. There are many opportunities for increasing a building’s energy efficiency by adding cellulose and fiberglass insulation. In today’s blog post, Valley Insulation details those options.

Home Insulation Consultation

To get started insulating your existing residence, our expert team members will assess the home to find opportunities for increased insulation. Many homeowners are surprised to find that even a small change to their home’s insulation can make a big difference for energy efficiency and comfort.

 

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Our home insulation services include attic insulation, existing exterior wall insulation, and crawl space insulation. All of these areas play an important role in the thermal barrier of your home, and leaving one of them without proper insulation will lead to higher energy bills and less comfort at home. Once we’ve determined the best insulation solutions for your residence, we’ll go over our game plan with you and get started on the upgrades.

Attic Insulation

Roughly 25% of a home’s heat loss is through the attic. Insulating your attic will help to keep your home comfortable and reduce your energy costs. A properly insulated attic will also protect your home from moisture, damp, and mold growth.

We recommend cellulose blow-in insulation for attics because it offers a thick coating that creates a seamless layer of protection for your attic space. This can be especially effective for harder-to-reach spaces. Since cellulose insulation contains boric acid, it also serves as a pest deterrent.

Exterior Wall Insulation

About 35% of a home’s heat loss occurs through the walls. This generally happens through conduction as the walls of a home are in physical contact with the colder temperatures outside. The heat inside your home is basically transferred by conduction through the walls.

To fix this problem, we utilize what is called the “drill and blow method” for existing home exterior wall insulation. For this blow-in insulation process, we put a small hole in an existing wall, fit a hose into it, and blow cellulose insulation into the space behind the drywall. Once the work is finished, the walls will be as well-insulated as if the process were done before the drywall was put into place.

Crawl Space

About 15% of a home’s heat loss goes through the floors. Insulating a crawl space can lower your energy bill and reduce the risk of damage to your home. When you have an open crawl space, you’re likely to run the risk of damp and mold seeping into the foundation of your home. And pest infestations often result from untreated cracks and gaps in your thermal barrier.

 

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Because crawl spaces are often near moisture, we may recommend a moisture barrier on the ground to stop moisture from getting into the house. After that, we have two different methods to insulate – the mesh and blow-in insulation system or fiberglass batt. The experts at Valley Insulation, LLC will assess and install the right insulation solution for your crawl space.

Contact Valley Insulation to Insulate Your Existing Structure

If you’re looking for a reliable, professional, and friendly insulation service, contact Valley Insulation, LLC. We have provided excellent service for more than 40 years, serving customers in Cincinnati, Lawrenceburg, Harrison, West Chester, Mason, Batavia, Maderia, Hebron, Covington, Independence, Oxford, and all across Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. For the best customized insulation service, contact us today.

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