Understanding Wall Insulation
Wall insulation is among the most effective ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency. Wall insulation can be installed on all exterior walls and in basement areas, but it is a more difficult task than installing insulation in attics. Wall insulators should first ensure that their walls are air-sealed before adding any additional wall insulation for maximum effectiveness. Wall insulation does not only save money on heating and cooling costs; it also improves indoor comfort by maintaining stable temperatures inside your home at all times.
What Is Wall Insulation?
Wall insulation is a technique that uses materials such as fiberglass, cellulose, and spray foam to provide additional protection against the home’s external environment. Wall insulators can install wall insulation on all exterior walls or in basement areas, but it will be more complicated than installing insulation in attics. Wall insulation does not only save money on heating and cooling costs; it also improves indoor comfort by maintaining stable temperatures inside your home at all times.
Wall insulation can be installed in place of drywall and covered with a fresh coat of paint, but make sure you don’t cover the vents or pipes on the exterior walls. To get maximum effectiveness from wall insulators, they should install them so that the finished product is neat and looks good.
Wall insulation benefits: energy savings, improved indoor comfort by maintaining stable temperatures inside your home at all times, reduced external environment temperature fluctuations in surrounding areas (and vice versa), reduces air leakage into the house from the outside, and reduces heating and cooling loads. Wall insulation is a home improvement project that will take time, but you should be able to see the benefits soon after it’s completed.
The most effective way of installing wall insulation would be with spray foam or blown-in cellulose, which seal off air leakage from your house and reduce thermal bridging.
But before you insulate your home’s exterior walls, there are a few things to consider: Wall insulation is not an instant fix and can take some time for the benefits to become apparent; You should ensure that all of the framings around the wall has been sealed with air-sealant or taped up because it will have gaps in it. Wall insulation is best installed in a dry area. If you live near the ocean or on a waterway, it may be advisable to wait for drier periods before installing wall insulation. Once these considerations are addressed, and your house has been sealed up properly, upgrading attics and basements will seem like an easy task!
Preparing Your Wall For Insulation
To install insulation in your walls, one of the first things you want to do is make sure that it’s air-sealed. Air leaks can be created at different points: Wall framing and electrical boxes are common places for gaps in houses. You should also consider how much moisture may come into contact with these areas as well. Wall insulation can be installed into drywall, but moisture should be considered as well.
Installing Wall Insulation
Wall insulation is a common first step in creating an energy-efficient home. Wall insulation can be installed from the outside of your house, thereby saving time and money on having to tear out drywall for access. Wall insulation from the inside may not reach all areas that need it because you will have to cut holes into drywall for installation. Wall Insulation is made of fiberglass, cellulose, or foam that is blown into a cavity between the studs and drywall. Wall insulation can be installed from both inside and outside your home in as little as an hour by using special equipment to blow it in place.
The wall insulation installation process starts with cutting sheets of wallboard to accommodate the width of your insulation. The wallboard is cut with a utility knife and drywall taping knives to form openings for installation, then work from one end of the house to another, installing each row of wall insulation by pressing it into place with an air gun or hand-held sealant applicator.
Wall insulation is something best left for the experts to do because of the complexities involved.
If you are ready to install wall insulation in your home and increase your home’s energy efficiency and comfort levels, call us at A1 Home Insulation. We offer free estimates and can install all types of wall insulation.