WALL AND ATTIC INSULATION
Energy bills form a major portion of any homeowner’s expenditures. Saving up on them is something that most people dream about. However, the rising cost of energy has meant that people are seldom able to keep their energy bills down. Making a home energy efficient can go a long way in helping homeowners save up on energy, though. The best way of doing that is to make use of insulation. The insulation basically helps in keeping the heat contained within the home, thus limiting the need of using the heating or cooling (HVAC) system all the time. This, in turn, helps in energy saving and consequently in minimizing the energy bills.
Do You Need Attic or Wall Insulation?
Insulation is usually used in homes in two locations. One is the attic and the other one is in between the walls. It is up to you to decide which one needs to be insulated in order to gain the maximum energy efficiency. If your home has a large attic then insulating it properly can help you a great deal in conserving energy. Adding insulation to the walls of the home is a good option too if you are in the middle of a home remodeling process.
There are many types of insulation that can be used for the purpose of making a home more energy efficient. For attics and walls, batt or blanket insulation and loose-fill or blown-in insulation are most commonly used. The materials used for blanket insulation is usually fiberglass, natural fibers and plastic. Cellulose, foam and fiber are among the materials that are utilized for blown-in insulation.
Is Your Home Ready For Winter?
Winter is the season when you are in most need of heating. If you have a properly insulated attic and walls then you can keep your home warm and cozy without having to overburden your heating system. There are a number of things that you need to do before you can be sure that your home is ready for the coming winter season. The following are some of the tasks that you should look to undertake before the winter sets in.
Cleaning the Attic
Investing in attic cleaning is of paramount importance. It will ensure that the attic is free of any junk or debris that might get the insulation dirty and also help in improving indoor air quality. Cleaning of the attic also involves removing old insulation as well, which might be past its prime. If that is indeed the case then you must make sure that leaks in the attic are properly repaired before the new insulation is installed. Bibi Construction Inc. specializes in attic cleaning, debris removal, crawl space clean up and attic insulation replacement services. We can ensure that your attic is fully prepared for the winter season.
Decontaminating the Attic
Decontamination of the attic becomes important as well if you have a rodent infestation on your hands. Attic insulation that has been in place for a long period of time is usually subjected to significant rodent damage. This does not only cause the insulation to lose its efficiency but also creates a health hazard for the homeowner as well. By decontaminating the attic and removing the damaged insulation, you can put an end to this problem. Bibi Construction Inc. can help you in this regard. Our rodent proofing services can make sure that your home is safe from the threat of rodents and other pests and is ready to tackle the winter.