Residential Home Insulation

We are very excited and grateful to share with you the very best way to insulate your home!

A warm and cozy home is something nearly every homeowner can agree on. In humid subtropical climate like we have here in Louisiana, insulating your home will provide you with benefits you’ll see for many years to come.

There are different areas to your home that can and should be insulated, but it’s up to you, the homeowner, to decide if you feel it’s necessary to do so. The following are the areas we highly recommend insulating to increase your R-value (resistance value), to increase the value of your home and keep your energy bills steady, among other reasons. The R-value is a measurement of thermal efficiency and the higher the value, the better the better the insulation.

What we can insulate for your home

Interiors (Walls & Ceilings)

The first and best place to start is inside your home. The interior walls, roof, and exterior walls are the first areas that will begin to lose hot or cold air. This is no knock on the craftsmanship of your home, this is just how airflow works. Starting with these areas is the first way to keep your heating and cooling bills low and making your home sustainable for years to come.

Making sure that there is no draft from any doors, keeping the vents airtight, keeping wires and pipes protected will all help to keep energy bills lower as well. The old testament that heat will rise is true, very true, but in a well-insulated home, heat will simply filter in and out of each room providing you with a comfortable and cozy home. The same can be said for cooling your home, the cool air won’t just stay on the first floor, it will circulate throughout your home providing you with a comfortable night’s sleep.

Attics

Your attic is another area of your home that you should consider insulating. Many people use theirs as finished area, as a storage area, and some may just be filled with spiders. The recommended R-value for most attics is around R-38, roughly 10-14 inches of insulation. Again, the higher the R-value, the better the insulation.

Many homeowners who have found a contractor will pay somewhere in the $1,500 range for an 800-square-foot attic. These homeowners will see about a $600 savings each year by having their attic insulated. This means if you’re to insulate your attic, within three years you’ll have paid back this investment and already started saving money.

Regardless of your climate, an insulated attic will help maintains warm temperatures in the winter and cool ones in the summer.

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Crawl Space

This area depends on whether you have a ventilated or unventilated area. Many crawlspaces that are built today are unventilated to help with moisture control and to help with drainage.

The first step is understanding if you have a ventilated or unventilated crawlspace, and then understanding if you want to move forward ventilating the walls, floor and or ceiling of the crawlspace. Another great reason that insulating your crawlspace is recommended is by creating an airtight space will help prevent rodents, pests and or water damage from ruining the area. Our professionals are properly trained and able to perform this type of insulation with ease.

Basement

Insulating a basement won’t just save money on energy bills, it can save on mold removal and other renovations that could be caused by too much humidity. Having a basement that is properly insulated will reduce heat loss, reduce the potential for humidity, and help eliminate insect infestation among others.

The basement walls, ceiling, and floor should all be considered when it comes to insulation as well. Just because your basement floor may be concrete doesn’t mean that it can’t be insulated. A foundation that is properly insulated will help reduce temperature swings and may allow you to use your basement for projects and events you weren’t able to prior.

The Garage

Many people have moved away from the traditional garage that just keeps their cars warm or cool, and dry from the elements. Garages are an extension of your home and many people use theirs as a home gym, their home office, or even their workshop.

Do you know what your R-value on your garage is? How about the R-value on your garage door?

There are many factors that go into the consideration of insulating your garage. If your garage is connected to your home, you could very well be letting your hot or cold air seep out through your walls resulting in hundreds of dollars lost each year. Ensuring that your interior and exterior garage walls are properly insulated will lead to a temperature and humidity level that is much more suitable for your garage.

Keep in mind the items that are too large or aren’t meant to be stored in the home and that you may store in the garage. Having equipment and tools that are exposed to humidity can breed rust and mold which essentially ruins these items. Having a garage door is insulated is also essential since it’s the fourth wall of your garage.

We hope that we’ve been able to better inform you of areas in your home that should be insulated and ways to better maintain your energy bills.

Spray Foam Professionals team are able to be resources for you and can provide any insulation needs you may have. Please contact us at 318-235-8116 or sales@sprayfoamprofessionals.org!

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