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Insulation Tip: Benefits of Insulation Replacement

Monday, January 28th, 2013 at 8:00 am

The benefits of insulation replacement really depends on the condition of the insulation in your Melbourne, FL area home, the climate, your home’s design, and even your budget. Call Next Generation if you have further questions or would like to set up a consultation. Meanwhile, here are some of the basic benefits of insulation replacement.

Insulation is measured by different values called the “R-value.” The greater R-value, the more heat flow resistance you get to prevent energy loss. This also helps protect against problems related to excess moisture. When we assess your home, we will be able to consult you on what type of insulation is best for you. Sometimes you may need to use higher R-value insulation on exterior walls and in attics, but these spaces are not always easy to get to. You may need to install blow-in insulation or another type that suits your particular home and needs.

In addition to preventing energy loss, adding insulation can also help detect areas where there are other issues that need to be taken care of. Dirty insulation can indicate a ventilation issue, which will affect where the insulation is installed.

Attic insulation is one of the places in your home that will probably need more insulation and ventilation. This helps protect against heat loss in the winter and keeps your home cooler in the summer. You easily can tell whether or not your attic has enough insulation by the way it feels in there. A drafty attic in the winter and hot one in the summer could mean that your attic needs more insulation or sealing.

Call the Melbourne, FL insulation experts at Next Generation for all your insulation and home energy needs!

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