Are your energy bills seemingly rising for no reason? Is your home drafty and uncomfortable? It’s possible that you don’t have enough wall insulation. For a truly energy-efficient home year round, all areas need to be insulated, and this includes the walls.
Whether you need wall insulation for the new home you’re building, or you need to re-insulate your home, look to the experienced the team at Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie. For nearly 90 years, we have installed insulation in homes throughout central Indiana.
Common types of insulation that can be installed in your interior and exterior walls include:
Insulation for Walls
In addition to higher than normal energy bills, there are a few other signs that indicate you probably need more wall insulation, including:
- Drafty rooms
- Outside noises, and noises from different levels or rooms, that are seemingly louder than usual
- In the winter, walls that are extremely cold to the touch
- In the summer, AC that runs more than normal
Already determined you need more insulation? There are a couple things to keep in mind. Both the exterior and interior should be insulated if you want to truly maximize your home’s energy efficiency and comfort. An insulation company can take care of this for you, but before even insulating, you need to make sure things like electrical outlets and switches are properly sealed so no air can leak in and escape out. The walls of your home are huge sources of energy loss, and air leaks undermine insulation’s performance.
Benefits of Wall Insulation
You’ll most likely use more than one type of wall insulation, and all of them have their own advantages. Fiberglass is very effective at heat transfer and is available in two different forms (batt and blown-in/loose-fill). Spray foam insulation can fill small cracks, gaps, and crevices in your home’s envelope and help eliminate air leaks.
Whatever type of insulation you use for the walls of your Indianapolis area home, you can expect to save hundreds of dollars a year. In addition to energy savings, wall insulation can help:
- Make your home more comfortable year round
- Reduce outside noises, as well as noises between different rooms and levels inside
- Improve the overall efficiency of your HVAC systems
- Add value to your home and boost its resale value
- Ensure even temperatures throughout your house
- Contribute to a healthier environment
As for how much wall insulation you should install, you’ll need to talk to the experts at Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie.
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If you need to re-insulate your walls, we have the experience and expertise to complete the job on time and in a safe manner. Have more questions about insulating walls and what it entails? Let us help you start saving money—we’re just a call or click away!