One of the most practical and affordable ways to keep your energy bills down all year long is to invest in quality home insulation. Whether you’re just building your house or performing major updates to an older property, your home should be properly insulated from the roof down to its foundation. Here’s why.
When your attic or crawl space is properly ventilated, a positive airflow is created, which allows the house to breathe. Without effective cross-ventilation, summertime heat buildup in the attic can result in a wasteful and costly strain on a home’s cooling system. Not to mention, your comfort. Additionally, in the cold winter months, harmful ice dams can form if trapped moisture is not removed. A well-ventilated attic, on the other hand, has under eave or soffit vents, which allow fresh air into the attic and keep a home comfortable and dry.
REDUCE MOLD (MOISTURE CONTROL)
Showers, cooking, washing and even breathing can put a surprising amount of moisture into the home. The solution? Vapor retarders. They help control the amount of moisture passing through insulation and collecting inside exterior walls, ceilings and floors. Owens Corning provides products with vapor retarders pre-applied such as kraft-faced insulation. The kraft paper acts as a vapor retarder, and it is already adhered.
Main areas of a home insulation according to Owens Corning
Bottom line, with trusted insulating systems, air sealing, moisture management and sustainable building science, you can enjoy complete energy performance in your home all year long.
Looking for the best insulating products on the market? For over 65 years, Owens Corning has enhanced everyday lives, making products whose end results positively influence the global environment. Their products make homes and buildings more energy efficient, attractive and durable.
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