Study after study has shown that insulating and air sealing your attic and walls is the best way to regulate your home’s temperature. And that’s no small thing, especially when you live in the Northland. We’ve all tried putting plastic on our windows, hoping to scare the cold away, but in reality we’re slapping a band-aid on a serious wound. Insulating your walls and attic with spray foam insulation will actually help regulate temperature, which means a warmer home in the winter and a cooler home in the summer.
Sealing can also improve the air quality of your home. Products like spray foam actually seal out moisture, protecting your home from mold and mildew. Installing quality insulation creates an air-tight barrier between your home and the dust, pollen, and other allergens found outside. For people who suffer from seasonal allergies or asthma, it can make a dramatic difference.
All the individual benefits aside, one of the best things about installing quality insulation and air sealing is reducing the amount of energy your heating and cooling systems waste while trying to keep your leaky house warm or cool. In fact, using spray foam insulation saves up to 50% more energy versus traditional insulation. That’s a significant percentage, especially when you begin to count of the cost of that energy – both environmentally and monetarily.
The most frequently asked question when it comes to insulation is, of course, how much will cost? Although there are a lot of variables, Northstar can give you an answer after completing an initial building assessment. However, one thing is certain: the return on investment will astound you. On average, quality insulation and sealing will pay for itself in three to four years. It is in fact a much less expensive (and much more effective) solution than only replacing windows and doors.
The Northstar team views every building as a unique ecosystem, and are experts in what the owners call “building science.” That means when Northstar commits to a project, we will take the time to explain how insulation will transform your home environment.
Why insulate? Because it is the best and most cost effective solution for your home. Give us a call and we’ll schedule an assessment.