If you take a good look at your utility bills and discover your home may be letting heat out in the winter, or cool air out in the summer, it may be time to look into adding some insulation. However, it means more than climbing up into the attic and laying down more insulation.Just ask a general contractor VA as they know best that weather can often be deceiving for a homeowner.
In most instances cellulose or blown-in insulation is recommended over blanket insulation mainly due to how it is installed. It is not only faster and easier to fill in the attic area between the floor joists, but also fill in the spaces where a lot of heat can be lost. With nearly every general contractor VA weather is a consideration in determining the R-value of the insulation. That is the thermal property of the material and the higher the R-value the better the material insulates.
A home improvement company will not only consider the weather but will look at areas in the home where vents or pipes rise from the main floors of the home, through the attic and then through the roof or walls. The area where the attic floor meets the exterior walls is one area that is usually under insulated and blown-in materials can fill those areas up fast to help reduce the amount of warm air that leaves the house.
Different parts of the country will require different R-factor in the insulation used and for a general contractor VA weather can vary from year to year. While certain climate considerations can be used as an average to ensure saving the most on utility bills, especially when contracting a home improvement company, allow them to make the calculations to make sure the right amount of insulation is being used to properly insulate the home.