With spring finally here, summer is just around the corner. While many of us look forward to the warm weather, it’s important to ensure that your home is prepared for the temperatures ahead. This is especially true if the summer is as extreme as this most recent Virginia winter.
It’s vital to ensure that your home is well-insulated in order to keep you and your family cool in the summer. Also, if your home is not insulated, you may be literally throwing money out the window. Fortunately, with spray foam insulation, you can keep the hot summer air out, keep the cool air in, and not worry about wasting a penny.
How to tell if your home is properly insulated
There are a few easy ways to find out if you have decent insulation in your home. First, take a walk around the house to check for drafts and see how comfortable you feel in each room. Also check your floors to feel if they are cold or drafty. Additionally, take a look at your utility bills – did they seem more expensive than usual (more so than even this winter would account for)? If so, air may be escaping.
If you live in an older home and are experiencing issues, you should try to find out what kind of insulation is in your walls, crawlspace and attic. More than likely, your insulation will be well below today’s code requirements.
Another way to determine if your home is well-insulated is by setting up an appointment with Virginia Foam, your spray foam insulation company in the Roanoke metro area – we can determine if you have the right amount and type of insulation to get the job done.
How spray foam insulation works
Installing spray foam insulation is a complex undertaking and should only be done by trained installers. When applied to a wall, crawlspace, or attic, spray polyurethane foam expands to cover all of the nooks and crannies between studs and trusses, forming an air tight barrier that traditional fiberglass insulation just can’t match.
Although air can escape from any room or part of your home, the attic and crawlspace are often the biggest problem areas that, when insulated properly, give homeowners their biggest energy savings.
Contact us today and keep the cool air inside this summer.