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Remodeling Your Home? Add “New Insulation” to the Checklist

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Home remodeling projects can either be the best thing ever—or the worst. That can be due to whether you actually enjoy these big projects or if you’re working with a good contractor that you like. Either way, you may be excited (or not) to add insulation to the list of things that you may want to do during your home remodel project. While it obviously shouldn’t be a decision you make on a whim, there’s a good chance that if your home needs a remodel, it probably needs new insulation, too.

Signs it’s time for new insulation

If you’re remodeling a new house, then you may not know the answer to all of the following questions. Either way, there are a few things that you should ask yourself if you’re thinking about adding “new insulation” to your home remodel checklist. These include:

  • Are your energy bills higher than they should be?
  • Do you experience cold walls in the wintertime?
  • Do you notice a lot of drafty spots?
  • Are there rooms that are a completely different temperature than the rest of your house?
  • Have you experienced problems with freezing pipes?
  • Has it been more than twenty years since insulation was last installed?

While it’s best to have your home inspected before deciding to redo insulation, if you answered “yes” to any of these questions, there’s a good chance that you’re experiencing an insulation problem.

Benefits of replacing your insulation

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, but you’re still not sure if you want to replace your insulation or not, there are several benefits to having a well-insulated home that you should also want to consider. Some of these include things like:

  • Lower energy bills
  • Increased longevity of your A/C, furnace, boiler, etc.
  • More comfortability throughout your home
  • Better noise cancellation
  • Protection from water damage, pests, and allergens

And more!

What to know about getting your insulation replaced

If you’ve decided that you want to replace your insulation, there are a few things to consider. One of these things is what kind of insulation you should get. There are a variety of options with Northstar Insulating specializing in spray foam insulation. Other common options include Fiberglass and Cellulose.

Something else to consider is where you want to insulate. There’s a good chance that plumbing wasn’t properly insulated as well as attics, crawl spaces, and other nooks and crannies. These spots are notorious for drafts as well as for letting cool air escape in the summer. Additionally, even if you have a well-insulated home, ignoring your plumbing can still lead to frozen pipes in the winter.

Getting started with Northstar Insulating

If you’re ready to get your current insulation inspected, contact us to set up your appointment. Spring is a great time to reinsulate as you’ll have plenty of time to get everything finished before winter temperatures begin settling in again.

Learn more about our insulating services here!