Insulation isn’t only a benefit for your North East home during those winter months the middle of winter it can be just as effective when it comes to keeping the heat out of your home when the sun’s beating down in the middle of those Summer months.
If your home gets really hot in the summer, then poor insulation levels is usually the one to blame. If you’re thinking of upgrading your insulation to keep your home cool, you might be wondering: What parts of my house should I insulate to protect me from the summer weather?
Here are three of the most important places to start:
Attic insulation is one of the most crucial areas of your home to insulate. During the summer, your roof is likely to bear the brunt of the summer sun, and the heat is moving through your shingles and the building materials that make up your roof and into your attic.
Attic insulation helps in the summer by preventing that heat from making its way into the living spaces of your home. Plus, if you have air conditioning, you’ll need to run it less often to keep your home cool, lowering your electric bill and saving you money.
EXTERIOR WALL INSULATION:
Exterior walls are also one of the largest surface area of your home that’s exposed to the sun, so it’s easy to understand why it’s important to protect this area from outdoor heat trying to get in.
Sidewall insulation can help create more even temperatures throughout your home. If you suffer from certain rooms in your house being hotter than others throughout the year, wall insulation can help! Insulation also offers soundproofing protection, so insulating your walls can create a quieter home.
BASEMENT AND/OR CRAWLSPACE INSULATION:
Homeowners often focus on the tops of their home, and forget about the lowest parts of their houses. Basement insulation or crawlspace encapsulation can help to lower energy waste from your ductwork, and it can also play a significant role in reducing moisture and mold growth in your home.
Air sealing, is an important “cousin” to insulation, and is equally as important to improving energy efficiency, saving money, and keeping your home more comfortable. During the summer, hot air can enter through the very top of your house, pushing cooler air out of cracks and gaps in the basement or crawlspace. Insulating and air sealing improves energy efficiency and keeps your home cooler!
Making smart decisions about your home can have a big effect on your utility bills and your comfort. Start the process by scheduling a free Energy Consultation with Superior Insulation Services a division of Superior Improvements Group.