Do You Need to Re-Insulate your Home when Remodeling your Kitchen or Bath?

Do You Need to Re-Insulate your Home when Remodeling your Kitchen or Bath?

You’ve done it – you’ve finally remodeled your home to feature your dream kitchen with striking countertops that have so much storage, your grandmother would be jealous, beautiful floors that don’t need to be swept every 10 seconds, and cabinets that would make the Property Brothers shed a tear of pure joy. Your gorgeous bathroom renovation features a double sink with copious counter space and storage, heated tile flooring so your toes never know the cold of winter again, and appliances so shiny even Mr. Clean gets a little jealous. Congrats. Your home is finally perfect. Or is it? Did that remodeling company you threw the keys to factor in not just the pretty design on the outside but the inside as well? Remodeling is more than just fancy backsplashes and state-of-the-art appliances. Remodeling reaches deep into your walls, your plumbing, your electrical supplies, and – you guessed it – your insulation. How Reinsulating During a Remodel Saves You Money While the word “renovations” may sound like the arch nemesis of your savings account, there are some pretty awesome ways to save that cold hard cash in the long run. Specifically, replacing your insulation during a remodel can save you cold feet, headaches, and energy costs in the future. As insulation ages, it can be exposed to certain factors the deteriorate both the insulation and the insulation’s effectiveness. Settling and compression over time (think decades) cause insultation to lose its effectiveness in protecting a home against temperature fluctuations (and fluctuating energy bills). Water leaking into your home’s insultation can lead to the four-letter word of property ownership – mold....

Fix Your Home’s Drafts With Proper Air Sealing

Have you ever felt a small draft coming in through your room, but were never able to pinpoint its exact location? Some people have attributed this draft of unknown origins to a ghost, but The Home Insulators are specialists in locating the source of this breeze. It can come from the smallest gap in your home’s air sealing, which can put a lot of strain on your air conditioning or heating system. These systems will then require a lot more power to keep your home at a desirable temperature. However, locating these gaps is our bread and butter. We can inspect your home at a moment’s notice and make a number of insulation recommendations for improving the air sealing of your home. In fact, we could even determine if your draft is coming from a wall, the ceiling or even the crawlspace. Nearly every home suffers from one of these gaps, which can be caused by a professional such as a plumber, electrician or other contractor cutting corners or by the simple aging of their home. Regardless of the cause, we are available to provide your home with a free energy audit to help you identify any gaps in your home which might be increasing your power bill and lowering the energy efficiency of your...