Ceiling Insulation Guide

ceiling insulationThe weather has been causing quite the commotion recently. The unpredictability combined with the extremes that weather seems to be reaching make for a lot sensational news coverage. In addition to the reality of its affect on our well being, there is also the cultural aspect. Global warming and “the greening of America” is becoming more and more prevalent. Although, for the individual who owns a house and who is providing for a family, the focus is simple. What can be done to protect my family and save money? Ceiling insulation is an essential tool to protect against the weather. It is also a necessary expense when it comes to saving money in the long run.

The most important benefits of ceiling insulation have to do with comfort. It can protect against the heat of the summer and also help keep moisture from building up and causing damage. During the winter, it helps keep the house warmer and can aid in prevent water pipes from freezing. Another benefit is that of fire safety. Properly laid insulation can reduce air leakage which can nourish fires. Insulation can help keep houses more quiet by blocking out the noise from outside. Perhaps the most appealing benefit of ceiling insulation is that it helps reduce energy costs and makes your home more energy efficient. Since it helps rein in temperature extremes, which steadies the indoor climate, the cost of heating and cooling goes down.

Depending on the design of your house, the installation of insulation could be relatively easy or more difficult. In a pitched roof or open attic the insulation is laid in the attic. Flat roofs and cathedral ceilings make it a bit more difficult. It is often better to have it done professionally in those cases.

There are a number of different types of insulation to choose. Foam, cellulose, fiberglass, etc.–it all depends on what the home owner desires and what material best suits that home’s needs.

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