DO YOUR EXTERIOR WALLS NEED INSULATION?
Before considering wall insulation, which can be tricky to install in finished homes, it’s a good idea to make sure your exterior walls are air sealed. Most homes’ walls are already insulated; however, often air still manages to leak in around electrical outlets, window trim, and other nearly invisible cracks and gaps.
A home energy audit that includes a blower door test will give you a good idea of where you’re losing air as well as where wall insulation is missing or inadequate. Once you’ve discovered these leaks, licensed contractors can easily seal them.
BLOWN-IN INSULATION FOR FINISHED WALLS!
If you realize that wall insulation is a must and your walls are already finished, blown-in insulation is a safe way to add insulation. One method for insulating finished walls involves drilling access holes near the top of the wall and blowing cellulose insulation into empty stud cavities.
DON’T UNDERESTIMATE INSULATED DOORS AND WINDOWS!
High quality windows and doors also provide insulation for exterior walls. Features like Low-E coatings and thermal breaks make them more energy efficient than older windows. Exterior doors that have insulated cores, effective weatherstripping, and an ENERGY STAR® rating have also come a long way from their traditional counterparts.
SPRAY FOAM FOR NEW AND RENOVATED HOMES!
If your home is still being built or undergoing serious renovations, it’s easier to properly insulate them. Before wallboard or other finished wall materials are installed, spray foam insulation can be applied and then scraped to fit snugly between wall joists and under wall coverings. The hardened foam provides a permanent thermal and air barrier that never settles, degrades, or loses R-value.
No other local energy company can provide the solutions and services that Sunlight Contractor does. Our SPFA certified installers have the training and expertise necessary to seal and insulate your home’s walls, making your house more comfortable and affordable all year. Call or email Sunlight Contractors today for a free home energy audit and attic insulation estimate.
Main Office: Sunlight Contractors, LLC 2323 Bainbridge St #110, Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 919-9993
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