Help Me Upgrade My Wall Insulation

Help Me Upgrade Wall Insulation In My Home

Most homes across the country contain some level of insulation in the exterior walls of their home. Additionally, wood framing, such as 2 x 4s, build the walls in many homes. As a result, the insulation industry manufactures a fiberglass batt insulation that fits nicely into a 2 by 4 inch wall cavity. The pre-made insulation works well with wood framing. Also, fiberglass wall insulation remains the most common method for insulating exterior walls across the country. So, the following helps homeowners learn about upgrading the wall insulation in your home.

However, some older homes lack wall insulation. Why? Wall insulation was not commonly installed in homes in previous generations. As a result, older homes with uninsulated walls maintain cold and uncomfortable. In particular, these homes remain cold in the winter (with expensive heating bills). Conversely, a variety of insulation techniques help insulate older homes and meet today's standards.

Today, newer homes frequently contain 2 inch by 6 inch walls allowing for a greater thickness of wall insulation. Also, some new homes include 2 by 4 framing, along with an exterior insulation board that increases the insulating ability of the wall system.

Properly insulating exterior walls after the home is built can be challenging. After all, looking inside the existing walls of a 20 or 30 year-old house remains difficult.

Luckily, we possess sophisticated tools today that provide a better picture of the performance of exterior walls. For example, infrared cameras and wall scopes power the technology that shows the current insulation. Once properly insulated, the exterior walls of your home keep your home more comfortable while saving on heating/cooling costs throughout the year.

The Solution is as easy as 1, 2, 3

Fortunately, GreenHomes America offers a simple and straightforward approach for increasing the comfort of your home. Additionally, our approach helps lowering your heating/cooling costs. Finally, the same steps also help raise your home’s efficiency while eliminating any health or safety problems. It starts with understanding the root causes of energy, comfort and health problems. Then, helping homeowners make the corresponding solutions that address those problems.

GreenHomes believes home energy projects achieve more success when homeowners understand the problems and solutions. As a result, we help homeowners learn about the issues, then walk you through a process that resolves those problems. At GHA, we believe it is easier for homeowners to plan home energy projects and then execute them to get long lasting results if you are more knowledgeable about the root causes of the problem and solutions successfully used in the industry. Let us help you:

  1. Learn about the GreenHomes Recommended Solution for Your Home
  2. Plan Your Project Carefully
  3. Execute Your Plan to Get Results