In a lot of the jobs that we do we are going to be allowed to be really in touch with our creative side. After all, you are always thinking about what the final product is going to look like if you happen to do this or that. When it comes to insulation and framing we have to be all business. The decisions that we are going to make could directly impact the ability of the entire structure to stay upright for a long time. So you can bet that this is not something that we are going to be taking lightly at all!
Should I Insulate My Home?
For the most part, these days around 70% of the homes in the United States have some form of insulation. At this point pretty much all of the new homes that are being built will include some form of insulation. The idea is to keep a more steady room temperature inside all of the homes. We tend to pretty much offer it standard with the homes and walls that we ultimately help build. We would really not see a reason why you would not want insulation. At least not in buildings that use drywall.
Different Types Of Insulation
In the past few years, there was an issue up in Canada where contractors had problems with spray foam insulation. These issues don’t show up often. If you are afraid of what could happen maybe the best thing to do is go with a roll insulation type. At the end of the day foam insulation, for example, was designed more to be able to get to those hard to reach places and corners. There is nothing wrong though with going the old fashion route in a sense. Using insulation rolls or bats can also be a very viable option for you!
Proper Use Of Vapor Barriers
Having insulation is not a guarantee that you are not going to be dealing with any other types of problems. As we have mentioned through the whole site moisture is a major issue around here because of the amount of rain that we get. Just installing insulation does not guarantee that you are not going to have a moisture problem. In most cases, we are going to want to use vapor barriers or other methods in order to do our best to completly waterproof the area. We would say that insulation is a part of it, but it is not the only thing that is going to protect your home.
How Long Can I Count On My Insulation?
Rather than throwing out numbers and saying that you can count on your insulation to be good for x number of years we would actually recommend that you have certain areas of your home checked out periodically. That way if you spot any moisture issues of just the insulation falling apart you can get the problem fixed. Don’t believe the lie that mold cannot grow on insulation!