When it comes to insulation in your home, there are a lot of factors you should consider. With the goal of protecting your home from the inside out, you want to make sure that you have the best insulation possible. The following are things you should consider if you are contemplating re-insulating your home or choosing the initial insulation for a new home.
The Type of Insulation You Choose Matters
There are many types of insulation you can choose between for your home. Your goals will directly affect what type of insulation you choose for your home. You have the option of choosing between fiberglass blankets or rolls, structural insulated panels, and spray foams, to name a few. The insulation that works best for you may depend on the type of project you have as well.
Consider Your External Environment
Your external environment should play a role in what type of insulation you choose for your home. In areas where there is high humidity, homeowners should consider insulation does more than block the wind. They should consider whether the insulation can withstand high humidity levels.
In Areas with High Humidity, Purchase Insulation with Mold in Mind
Another factor to consider is the possibility of mold. If you find that the humidity inside your home is generally high, then you may encounter mold. Mold grows in the most unexpected places, including your walls. As long as there is moisture in the air, there is a possibility that mold will grow. When it comes to mold growth on insulation, mold could remain there for years since the wrong type of insulation could keep the temperature and humidity level optimal for growth.
Another major factor that affects your insulation is the R-value of the insulation. The R-value is an estimate of insulation’s ability to block thermal heat. Depending on the R-value of the insulation you purchase, you may need to purchase multiple layers for one section in order to get sufficient insulation. If you opt for insulation with a higher R-value, you will need to purchase more insulation.
At The Construction Group, we are happy to help you sort through your insulation options. You can contact us using our website or give us a call.