New Home Construction Insulation
At HomeRx and Performance Insulation Energy Services, our licensed professionals have the experience and expertise to add just the right amount of insulation to your new construction home. Doing so keeps in the conditioned air and prevents outside pollutants from seeping in and compromising your indoor air quality (IAQ).
Always remember that it is much more cost-effective to insulate a new construction build. Many homes built in the 1980s or earlier suffer from inadequate insulation. You can feel the draft in almost any room. Proper insulation avoids this issue. Call us today to make sure your new home construction gets insulation installed professionally and correctly from the very beginning.
Where Does My New Home Need to be Insulated?
You want to add insulation wherever possible, from the foundation to the roof. ENERGY STAR® estimates most homeowners can save up to 15 percent by adding insulation and air sealing their homes. Here are the areas you want to target:
Attic Spaces: Heat will escape through an uninsulated attic. Insulate floor joists to seal in the warm air. Insulate the rafters and exterior walls. In a finished attic, be sure to add insulation between the studs of the walls.
Crawl Spaces: Creating a warm and dry crawl space is vital to a healthy home. You can choose between several insulation types that will help protect your home against the threat of insect infestation.
Exterior Walls:That includes walls between living spaces and your attached garage. Add insulation to foundation walls above the ground level and foundation walls in a finished basement.
Floors:Be sure to add insulation to any floor above an unheated garage or vented crawl spaces. Extend the insulation into joint spaces to reduce unnecessary airflow.
Windows and doors: Be sure to caulk and seal to keep out the drafts and prevent air from escaping.
Ductwork: Insulate any ductwork located in an unconditioned space. If possible, place your ducts in conditioned spaces to minimize energy loss.
3 Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
The three main benefits of our high-performance spray foam are:
1. Cleaner air
Spray foam insulation controls moisture vapor movement and prevents new mold, mildew, and bacterial growth. Additionally, it improves indoor air quality by helping block dust and pollutants.
2. Lower energy costs
It fills gaps and voids to create an air barrier that aids in eliminating leaks and energy loss. It also provides a superior R-value of 6.8 at 1 inch, significantly reducing heating and cooling costs.
3. Quieter home
Spray foam reduces outside noise by helping create a seamless, airtight insulated barrier.
What Type of Insulation Should I use in My Attic?
Most people use fiberglass insulation in their attics. It’s more affordable than other options, and you can install it on your own. Be sure to wear protective clothing if you do install it—fiberglass is a known skin and lung irritant. Call the experts to do the installation instead.
Cellulose insulation also makes a good option. Cellulose insulation is environmentally friendly—it’s typically made from recycled paper products. It’s treated with fire retardants and borates to meet local fire codes and discourage pests from nesting in your attic.
Spray foam insulation is the best performing material but also the costliest.
Does My Home Need Crawl Space Insulation?
Your crawl space can quickly turn into a breeding ground for mold growth and a convenient nest for pests! Allow our team at HomeRx and Performance Insulation Energy Services to air seal and add insulation to your crawl space to keep you comfortable above.
Call the Insulation Professionals Today
At HomeRx and Performance Insulation Energy Services , we take a lot of pride in our craftsmanship. Call us for your next insulation project in Oregon and Washington. We promise you will be happy with our work! You can reach us at 503-479-5290 or request service online.