What is the Best Time of Year to Insulate a Home?
Insulation plays a crucial role in keeping a Colorado home comfortable throughout all four seasons of the year. Insulation is often thought of the fuzzy stuff that you throw in your walls unsystematically. The truth is, many people are not aware of the intricacies that come with having your insulation properly installed.
The process of installing insulation includes many steps that you must think about carefully. What is it going to cost? How much do you need? What kind do you need? All of these questions are very important to consider, but perhaps another question you should answer is, what is the best time of year to insulate? The answer is, right now!
When going through the process of installing new insulation this fall, consider the following benefits:
The time of year in which you add new insulation in Denver plays a role in the price of install, and the immediate comfortability of your home. Fall happens to be the best time to insulate because of the beautiful weather in Colorado this time of year. Adding insulation while the weather is mild will allow you to remain comfortable until winter rears its ugly head. When this happens, newly installed insulation will allow your house to stay warmer and place less strain on your heating and cooling systems during the respective seasons in which they run. This all, of course, leads to you paying less money on your energy bills monthly and yearly.
Installing New Insulation in the Fall Will Save You Money
Installing new and improved insulation will help your home consume less energy while also protecting the environment. Homeowners all over Colorado waste hundreds to thousands of dollars every year heating and cooling homes that leak air through the roof, windows, doors, and walls. Having the right Colorado R-values for your insulation is an investment that will save natural gas usage in the winter and electrical costs in the summer. This will ensure that your home’s temperature will remain consistent throughout the year. The end of summer and beginning of fall is the time of year when Colorado resident runs their heat and air conditioning the least. This will allow you to notice little difference in your home’s temperature while replacing or adding insulation to your home.
Putting the Finishing Touches on Your Summer Remodel?
For obvious reasons, the easiest time to insulate your home is during a remodel, or a time when your house is having work done to its structure. Many home remodels happen in the summer, and finish up before the colder weather comes around. If you happen to be remodeling your entire home, room, changing the wiring, or fixing the plumbing, you will be able to determine whether or not your home needs insulation.
Because not everyone is remodeling their house, another way to determine if your home needs insulation is to have it examined by professionals like us at, REenergizeCO. A Certified profession will be able to diagnose which areas of your home are losing heat and cool air due to air leaks by performing a full-service energy audit.
The most logical place to insulate an existing home is the attic. The reason for this is because most Colorado homes lose the majority of their energy through the roof and attic space. You may see that your attic is already insulated and think that extra insulation is not needed. The truth is, many attics throughout Denver (especially older homes) are under insulated. Knowing this, it may be worth it for you to add at least one foot of insulation to the floor of your attic so you stop losing precious energy.
Types of Insulation
The type of insulation to use in your home depends on the location in which the insulation is installed. For homes in Colorado, we usually install or retrofit insulation with one, or a combination of the following:
- Spray foam
These all come in forms that include:
- Loose fill
- Foam board
- Spray board
- Vapor barriers
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Insulation Contractors – Denver
The kids are back in school, fall is in full swing, and soon it’ll be time to rake the leaves. As we all transition to wearing long sleeves and tennis shoes instead of flip-flops, it’s also time to get your house ready for the cold. While checking your HVAC system and caulking your windows are a great first step for preparing for winter, insulating your home this fall may help you save hundreds of dollars on your energy bills. If you have any questions about adding insulation to your home or any other home energy improvements, please do not hesitate to contact us and we would be happy to assist you. No matter if you choose us for the job or not, we want you to stay warm and save money this winter!