It’s September in Minnesota, and that means before long, we’ll be bundling up in our parkas and steeling ourselves to face down winter’s cold every morning. The longer days of summer will soon shift into long nights and short days, and before we know it, we’ll be cranking up the heat on our thermostats. Add snow and ice, and you’ve got a recipe for a higher electric bill and drafty living room.


At The Construction Group in Maplewood, we specialize in helping Twin Cities homeowners create more comfortable environments to live their lives year-round. In this post, we’ll break down the impact of your home’s insulation on your energy costs and talk about why you should consider an insulation upgrade before winter hits.


The Importance of Good Insulation

Insulation is one of those things that’s easy to overlook. But although it’s often a case of out of sight, out of mind, it could be costing you more than you think. When your insulation is performing at its best, it can end up saving you significantly on your average monthly energy costs.


It can also reduce the wear and tear on your HVAC system, saving you money down the road. High-performing insulation can even protect your roof from damage due to ice dams.


How to Tell if Your Home is Well-Insulated

If you don’t know much about contracting, it can be difficult to determine if your home’s insulation is up to par. However, it doesn’t take a lot of training to assess if a home is well-insulated. You can determine how well your insulation is performing by simply walking around your home.


Look for these signs that your insulation is in need of an update:


1.      Your home is filled with drafts.

2.      There are ice dams on the roof.

3.      There is moisture on your insulation.

4.      Your home’s temperature is unstable.

5.      You are spending too much on energy bills.


Connect with our Maplewood Insulation Contractors

If you’re worried about shivering all winter long, you probably already know your home’s insulation could perform better. With high-performance spray foam insulation from our team of insulation contractors at The Construction Group, you’ll say goodbye to frozen feet and hello to comfort.


By installing high-performance insulation in your home, you’re helping to create a protective thermal envelope that works in combination with your siding, windows, and roof. To learn more about our home insulation services, connect with our Maplewood contractors by calling 651-731-5857 or contact us to get your insulation service scheduled.