Does Insulation Make Your Home Hotter in Summer?

Insulation in a house works like a thermos, helping to keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer. To tackle these issues, it is best to contact a professional to seal the attic air leaks and then install new or additional insulation in the attic. Weather conditions are not as important for attic insulation and for internal works, as dry-coating the insulation is. A great but high-quality solution for external insulation and mitigating the effects of heat in summer could be wood fiber insulation.

A licensed heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technician can install a rigid foam insulation specifically designed for tight spaces, to prevent moisture absorption or mold formation. If the insulation is made of fiberglass, it is usually not necessary to replace it; if it is in good condition, it can last up to 100 years if properly installed. Roof insulation can be installed in basements, living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and other living room areas. Like attic insulation, roof insulation keeps rooms at a comfortable temperature all year round.

Regardless of the location of your home, insulation should always be installed continuously and with the appropriate thickness (and ALWAYS after first sealing with air). I've had many conversations with people about insulation; I'm always happy to share professional advice on installing insulation. Heat easily passes through a poorly insulated attic, which can lead to a dramatic increase in energy bills. Insulating the attic can reduce the heat it gets there but, more importantly, it prevents heat from spreading to the rest of the house, which translates into energy savings of 20 to 60%.

Insulating the roof is the best option when the attic is full of stored items or air conditioning equipment. If a house is insulated with other types of insulation, such as loose-fill insulation, cellulose, or vermiculite, or if some key spaces in the house are not well insulated, work may need to be done to increase cooling efficiency and energy savings in the house.

Victor Mosbarger
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