Should I Insulate My Walls Too?
Most people are familiar with attic insulation and understand the benefits but we often get questions about wall insulation - should you insulate your walls too? In this article, you'll learn about the benefits and reasons for insulating the interior of your home. Noise Reduction Having trouble sleeping at night because of barking dogs or noisy neighbors? One benefit of properly installed wall insulation is noise reduction. It doesn't matter whether you use blown in insulation or batt insulation, the material acts as a sound dampener and can help block out unwanted noises. Now, it's important to clarify that no insulation is completely soundproof. However, you can greatly reduce the amount of exterior noise coming through your walls by having them properly insulated. Moisture Protection
Many everyday activities produce moisture in your home, everything from showering in the morning or evening to cooking a meal in the kitchen. Poorly insulated homes can leave gaps in your walls where moisture can condense and grow. If these areas aren't treated properly, rotting, mold, and mildew can soon develop. In colder climates, moisture can even freeze and then melt when the temperature heats up causing stains. Insulated walls ensure that there aren't pockets of empty space where moisture can gather and grow. Energy Efficiency Just like attic insulation, wall insulation helps prevent the transfer of heat or cold from outside. Walls with good insulation can regulate their temperature more effectively which means you get to run your air conditioner or heater less often. This in turn means lower energy bills! So there you have it, three reasons to make sure that your walls are properly insulated. Wondering if your walls need insulation? Give us a call and schedule a free consultation. We'll come to your home and assess the situation, taking all the necessary precautions to keep your family safe. If we think your home is in need of more wall insulation we'll provide you with a no-obligation quote. Call today!