Creating A Functional Home

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Creating A Functional Home

Do you love being in your home? A few years ago, I realized that my home was a little lackluster, which is why I started focusing on making things right by working with a team of construction contractors. I wanted to create an absolutely beautiful home interior, so I met with a team of professionals to talk about my construction options. They were really incredible to work with, and within a few short months, my home looked brand new. I wanted to create a blog all about creating a functional, gorgeous home so that you can adore your indoors space.

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Don't Buy An Expensive New Furnace Before Inspecting The Home's Insulation

Have you been noticing that your home seems to be getting colder and colder with each passing winter? Are you currently looking for modern heaters or furnaces in the hopes that a new one will solve your dilemma? Although a new heater or furnace might partially solve your current problem, you could also wind up with an altered utility bill and still have a cold home. Instead of simply looking at better methods to heat your home, you should also consider methods of keeping that heat inside your house. Insulation is something that most people don't give much thought to but is something that homeowners should definitely be thinking about. Some reasons why you need to get a professional to look at your insulation situation include:

Insulation damage: Although insulation, in general, can have an extremely long lifespan, there are things that can cause the insulation to decay and to lose its efficiency. If you've ever had a leaky roof, the water could have gotten into your walls and caused the fibers to start to break down. Termites, mice, rats, and other pests can burrow through insulation which can significantly impact its insulative properties. Depending on the damage, you may only need new insulation installation performed in a small section of your house but that section could make a dramatic impact on how well your home holds the heat in. 

Old age: Even in the absence of damage by water or insect pests, all types of insulation installation have a limited useful lifespan. For instance, the paper backing on fiberglass insulation can eventually start to break down, allowing the fiberglass itself to start to collapse and compress. While the bottoms of your walls will still be insulated and warm, the area near the ceiling may be significantly colder and is likely to be contributing to the coldness you feel in your home. If you have an attic or crawlspace, it's often possible to peer down into the gaps between walls to see if this process is taking place.

Better technology: If you have an older home where the insulation installation age matches that of the home, technology has advanced since then. Even if it was the best insulation available at the time, modern insulation is likely to be significantly better than what you have now. Manufacturing processes and materials have changed somewhat over the recent decades, increasing the thermal resistance of a given insulation type while allowing it to be easy to produce and less expensive as a result.

To learn more, contact a company like All Weather Insulation