Before We Head into Spring, Make Sure Your Home Insulation is Up to Code
Home insulation is not something many homeowners think about when they are preparing for spring, but it’s something everyone should consider. Often, we live in buildings whose insulation is not up to the standards suggested by the U.S. Department of Energy, and when our insulation does not meet those standards, our bank accounts suffer from higher heating and cooling costs. Before spring arrives, have North Fulton Pest Solutions come to your home and inspect your current insulation to ensure that it is up to the U.S. Department of Energy’s standards.
If your home is 10 years old or older, you may have had inferior insulation from the beginning. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends that homes have an insulation value of R-49, but many older homes do not meet this recommendation. If your home is an older one, you may have values as low as R-19 from your original insulation. This is costing you money by letting your heating and cooling efforts escape your home more easily.
Older buildings also may have issues with degraded insulation. Over time, insulation can become less effective because of moisture control and pest control issues. Water and pest damage can destroy insulation, often without your knowledge.
Water and Pest Damage
Damage from leaks and invasive pests is not limited to older buildings, it can occur in a brand-new home just as easily. Winter is an especially dangerous time of year for pest and water damage. Winter in the south is notorious for its weeks of rain, which can make an existing leak worse. Winter is also the time when wildlife seek shelter in Atlanta homes, finding warmth in your attic and walls and tearing up your insulation at the same time.
North Fulton Pest Solutions wants to offer you the very best in insulation to make sure that you are not losing heat and air conditioning dollars to a poorly insulated house. Whether your home started out with poor quality insulation or your insulation has been damaged by outside forces, we can provide you with the great protection you deserve.
We use only cellulose insulation in our installations because it is superior in every way to fiberglass insulation. Keep your home up to code and ensure that your money isn’t wasted on heating and cooling efforts that easily escape your home.
Learn more about our cellulose insulation installations on our Web site at https://www.northfultonexterminating.com/home-services/home-insulation.