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Why Insulate Your Home Part 2: Comfort and Soundproofing

We all want our homes to be comfortable, cozy and peaceful.  Insulation may be just the ticket for creating that environment that makes a house a home.  If your home has rooms that are just too cold or too warm compared to the rest of the home, if you feel drafts and there’s just too much noise from the outside, you need to take a look at how well your home is insulated.

 

Does My Home Need More Insulation?

If you can answer yes to any of the questions above, the answer is probably yes.  There is a lot of good information available for homeowners about insulating a home, but for a more concrete answer, this quiz will help you determine what your insulation needs may be.  It’s a short but informative questionnaire that asks you things about your home’s construction, the inside climate during different seasons and things you may notice in different areas of your home.

 

While this is a great place to start, there’s no substitute for having a qualified insulation company do a complete evaluation of your home’s insulation.  An experienced insulation company will be able to inspect your home thoroughly, determine the current insulation levels and recommend what, if any, insulation needs to be added and where.  A qualified inspector will be able to tell you what types of insulation are best for your home’s needs and what the installation will cost.

 

What Can I Expect From My Well Insulated Home?

You probably know about the savings that a well-insulated home can provide when it’s time to pay those utility bills, but you can also expect a home that is just more comfortable to live in.  There’s a lot of air, cold and warm, that is constantly moving throughout your home and insulation helps create a balanced climate.  Those rooms and areas that were just too cold or too warm compared to the rest of the house will be more comfortable, and the whole inside environment will be more consistent and easier to control.

 

When all we want is peace and quiet, all those sounds from outside like traffic, wind, neighbors and more can make our homes not so peaceful.  Insulation is a great sound barrier and when properly installed, cuts down on a majority of those unwanted noises.  This sound proofing also provides more peace of mind because while it reduces the noise coming in, it also reduces the noise going out.  Those nosy neighbors will no longer be able to hear you when you’re yelling at the dog!

 

There’s a lot of advantages to making sure your home is well insulated, making this home improvement one of the best returns for your money.  So take the quiz, call a pro to give you the complete picture and make your home comfortable and quiet.