With colder weather in the forecast and winter coats right around the corner, you may be thinking about ways to keep your home warmer during the coldest winter months. To keep your home’s internal temperature more consistent during the cold of a Minnesota winter, the United States Department of Energy recommends updating your insulation.
Together with your home’s siding, roof, windows, and doors, your insulation helps to create a protective thermal barrier known as a thermal envelope. The goal of a thermal envelope is to reduce air infiltration and heat transfer between the inside and outside of your home. Central to an effective thermal envelope is high-performance insulation.
In this post from The Construction Group in Woodbury, we’re sharing what you need to know about insulation. Contact an insulation contractor at The Construction Group to learn more about home insulation services for your Twin Cities area home.
Insulation and Your Home
If you’ve ever placed your hand on an exterior wall during the winter and realized how cold it was, your home is losing heat. This heat loss directly impacts your home’s energy costs while making the space inside your home less comfortable during the winter months. Insulation plays a key role in helping to regulate the temperature inside your home while reducing the chance of moisture infiltration that leads to mold growth.
All of the following areas of your home can be insulated:
It is a common misconception that insulation can only be installed during a remodeling or construction project. Many insulation contractors use a material known as spray foam to add an extra layer of insulation to existing walls in a home.
Characteristics of Good Insulation
The degree of thermal protection offered by an insulation material is known as its R-value. Materials with higher R-values provide greater thermal resistance, while lower numbers are less effective at limiting the transfer of heat. The ideal R-value for a home varies from one region to the next. Our local professional insulation contractors will be familiar with the right R-value for your home and the Twin Cities region.
Call Our Woodbury Home Insulation Services
Are you tired of outsized energy bills during the winter? Contact our Twin Cities home insulation services at The Construction Group in Woodbury today to reduce your heating costs at 651-731-5857. Or contact us on the web to learn more about home insulation solutions for your home.