It’s that time of year again when many of us start thinking “exactly how long can I put off winterizing my home?”
For most, that means waiting until the last possible minute. But for those of you who are better prepared, September is perfect for putting together a winterizing to-do list that includes basic chores like cleaning gutters, draining our pools and protecting the pipes from freezing.
September is also a great time to evaluate your home for winterizing with—you guessed it—an insulation inspection. It’s not the most exciting thing to do but it’s important to find out if your home is severely lacking insulation, or has any at all, for winter. With that in mind, insulation should be at the top of your list. Here’s why:
Insulation is your first line of defense against the cold
While the weather isn’t bone chilling cold quite yet, even marginally colder weather is sure to be reflected in your energy bills. To combat high energy bills and the oncoming chill, evaluating your home’s level of insulation is the first step. Insulation plays an important role as your home’s first line of defense against the cold (and heat in the summer!). Without adequate insulation, you and your family could be feeling the cold as if it were living right in your living room with you.
Your family will thank you
With free in-home consultations, your family and energy bills will be thanking you for contacting USA Insulation’s experts! Our experts will be able to determine the best possible insulation for your home, such as USA’s Premium Foam® Insulation. USA Insulation’s Premium Foam is one of the most efficient and cost-effective insulations on the market and offers a 35 percent higher R-value than other traditional insulations out there like fiberglass, cellulose or rock wool. With injection foam’s liquid-like state, it can flow easily into every crack and crevice, stopping the chill of winter in its tracks.
You’ll become energy-efficient year-round
When winterizing your home, one of the goals is making sure everything is as energy-efficient as it can be, saving you money. Insulation is the best way to achieve this goal! By properly insulating your walls and attic, you can transform your home into a money-saving, energy-efficient abode, keeping your family comfortable this winter and every season after.
New insulation can benefit every homeowner, even if it means just beefing up your home’s current insulation. If your home has been insulated with non-foam materials, like cellulose, a re-evaluation will most likely find settled insulation due to age. Unlike USA Insulation’s injection foam, other insulating materials don’t hold up as well over time. Once insulation has settled, its protective properties are no longer effective, creating high energy bills and fluctuating temperatures throughout the home.
There’s no better time than now to start getting ready for winter. If you’re unsure if your home needs insulation, contact our insulation experts for a FREE in-home consultation!