Have you thought about your home insulation lately?
Insulation is something that most people don’t think about daily. It’s an important part of your home, but it’s in the background, something that you don’t look at most days. So if you start to have problems with it, would you notice? Issues with your insulation can indirectly cause other, more direct concerns for you and your family. If you haven’t had your house insulation looked at in some time, The Killers Crawl Space Restoration can inspect thermal insulation in Vancouver WA for you and see if we can help you save both money and your health.
What are signs that insulation isn’t functioning properly?
Because insulation does several things for your home, any number of concerns could be due to a problem with your insulation. The most common is a sharp increase in your heating and cooling bills. As the primary function of heat insulation is to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, damage to it can cause significantly more energy in order to keep your house at your optimal temperature. Since insulation acts as a barrier between your home and outside, other signs that your insulation should be inspected include an increase in outside noise entering your home as well as dust, pollen, and insects.
Are there different types of insulation?
While fiberglass is commonly used as the insulation material in your home, you might have a different material in your house. Depending on the year of home manufacture and the builder’s preference, you could have one of many different kinds of insulation. Some common insulation types include:
- A combination of plastic and tiny pieces of glass, fiberglass has minimal thermal conductivity.
- An eco-friendly option made from paper and recycled materials, cellulose has a low risk of fire.
- Mineral Wool
- An umbrella term for many different materials, mineral wool works well for both heat and sound.
- A waterproof foam, Polystyrene is generally cut into blocks and used as wall insulation
Let us help with your insulation
With more than 25 years of experience in the area, our locally-owned and operated company does whatever we can to get the job done right. No matter what you need us for, we’ll always give you an upfront estimate with no hidden costs or fees. So give us a call or contact us today for honest restoration services you can trust!