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Fall Insulation Check: Do You Know How Yours Is Doing?

Before the cold weather hits, leaving you to deal with icy conditions, frigid temperatures and battling for firewood, get ahead of the game. Take on this fall insulation check challenge and get to know what’s lining your home’s attic, walls and basement.

There’s nothing special about the fall season for checking insulation, except that by doing so, you’ll know that your home is efficient and ready for cooler temperatures. Sleep well this winter, without using lots of blankets, and get to know your home’s insulation.

Here’s where an expert will check:

  1. The attic. An insulation contractor will look at the floor joists, if they’re accessible. Ideally, insulation should flow up and over the joists. The ceiling and walls should also be lined with insulation that hasn’t settled.
  2. The walls. This is a tough one to do without the right tools. Often, the only way to know what’s in the walls is for the expert to perform a thermographic scan. Using a special camera, she will be able to see where there’s insulation, and which insulation is still getting the job done.
  3. The basement. Walls should be lined with insulation before any finished walls are added. If you can’t get behind the walls, the home’s existing or remodeling plans (if you can get them from the builder) will tell you what previous owners have done. Alternatively, go with the thermographic scan.

It’s not easy to see behind ceilings, walls and finished attics, but it’s well worth it. Hiring an expert to assess your insulation this fall isn’t a job you’ll need to do every year. Once you know what’s lurking in the attic, walls and basement, you can make the necessary upgrades that will last for years.

Get more information about insulation upgrades after performing a fall insulation check. Contact USA Insulation today for help. We are the leaders in injection foam insulation for retrofits.

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