Ultimate Insulation Home Inspection Guide | Is My Home Properly Insulated?

The insulation inspector follows a strict protocol when inspecting a home. They start by measuring the thickness of the walls and ceilings with specialized equipment, which looks like an oversized pistol that fires infrared beams to measure heat flow through different materials. If you want your new house inspected before winter arrives, contact one now!
As the inspector goes through your home, he or she will be looking for insulation. This is often used to keep houses cool in summer and warm during winter. The cement has a moisture meter that detects any water seeping into it from rain, melting snow, humidity – whatever may cause damage due to wetness.

Insulation is the process of minimizing heat transfer to or from an object. There are three main types: fiberglass, foam, and polyurethane spray foam insulation (SPF). SPF provides increased thermal efficiency in a building structure and reduces energy consumption by up to 50%. This can be done with existing structures as well as new construction without any adverse effects on its appearance. The attic is hands down the most important place in your home to ensure you have adequate insulation. In the winter, warm air rises and can escape through a poorly insulated or sealed attic at alarming rates. Examining that the average U.S. family spends almost $2,000 a year on heating and cooling bills; that 20% is about $400 that could be in your bank account instead. When inspecting, you want to make sure that there is plenty of insulation in your attic. If you can see the ceiling joists, you don’t have enough insulation, or your old insulation has settled over time. Lofts should have at least 12 inches of insulation, but 15-20 inches is even better.

A home that is not properly insulated will not only feel drafty, but it will also have some pretty hefty heating and cooling bills. If you suspect your home is under-insulated, it may behoove you to do your homeowner insulation inspection. Several areas are relatively easy to inspect. The insulation pros at Villa Home Inspections will walk you through the basics so that you can live worry-free knowing your home is adequately insulated and will protect your family from unwanted injuries in the future.

Insulating your home will help keep the heat in during winter and cold out in summer.
Insulation is vital for keeping your Hudson County house warm all year round, reducing heating bills, and saving you money on cooling costs too!

 

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