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Commonly Missed Areas When Insulating a Home

Specific spaces in homes commonly have inadequate insulation. Keep reading to find out about the commonly missed areas when insulating a home.

Commonly Missed Areas When Insulating a Home

Commonly Missed Areas When Insulating a Home

Are you dealing with high energy bills or noticing the walls in your home are cold? You could be dealing with poorly insulated spaces. Regardless of how old your home is, you could have insufficient insulation. These are the commonly missed areas when insulating a home.

Attic Exterior Walls

Check along the edges of the attic where the walls meet the outdoor walls and the roof. Surprisingly, many homes lack insulation in this area. Gaps allow the warm air to escape from your house incredibly quickly.

Missing insulation in this area puts your home at risk of developing ice dams in cold temperatures, and you don’t want those. Stop the ice dams before they start and increase your home’s energy efficiency by correctly insulating this home section.

In the Walls

If your walls are cold, you probably have thin insulation in the wall cavities or don’t have it all. Increase your home’s energy efficiency by adding better insulation to its walls.

Paragon Protection is your go-to spray foam insulation contractor in Cary. We’ll install spray foam insulation into your walls, attic, and ceilings to create a comfortable home for you and your family to enjoy.

Garages

Many garages are unfinished spaces. This issue leaves garages exposed and uninsulated. If you can see bare studs and rafters, your garage has no insulation to protect you from the heat of summer and the harsh cold of winter. Installing insulation in your garage will help protect your home and improve its energy efficiency.

Walls Around Switches and Outlets

Warm air in your home can easily escape through the small cracks and holes. When heat leaks through uninsulated switches and outlets, you can suffer significant heat loss.

To check if your switches and outlets have insulation, unscrew the wall plate and look for insulation between the wall cavity and electrical box. Applying insulation to this area can help stop the heat loss.

Thin Attic Insulation

You may visibly see insulation on your attic floor, but is it providing a good R-value? It may surprise you to learn how little protection the thin insulation offers against heat loss. The type and thickness of the insulation in your attic directly correlate with the R-value. Age also makes a difference, as insulation settles over time.

Now that you’re aware of the commonly missed areas when insulating a home, you should check them in your house. If you’re interested in adding insulation to any of these areas, contact Paragon Protection.

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