As the colder months start moving in, you should begin weatherizing your home in order to save money on your utility and make sure that your house is kept warm with minimal effort. One of the best ways to prepare your home for the harsh cold temperatures of winter is to make sure it is well insulated. Insulation can have a huge impact on how often you need to turn the heater on or up.
Insulating a house can be a tricky and very uncomfortable process if you do not know what you are doing. You should always make sure you have on protective gloves and protective gear with long sleeves over your clothes in order to prevent fiber glass from irritating your skin. You should also look into buying a face mask in order to prevent breathing in the fiber glass. Insulation can be purchased from any major home improvement retailer such as Home Depot and Lowe’s. Speak with a professional so that they may help you decide what type of insulation you need for your home.
In order to decide the size of your insulation, you need to measure the distance from the middle of the studs. You also need to measure the distance between the wall frame and the studs. Take these numbers with you when you go shopping for insulation. With your insulation and a staple gun in hand, you are ready to install your insulation. Staple each piece of insulation in order to ensure that it will stay firmly in place. After you are satisfied with the job and you are sure you have patched up all places in the wall, hang your sheet rock back over the insulation.
There are other methods of insulating a house. There is what is known as spray foam insulation. This expandable foam is available in tubes at any wholesale home decor. Insert the tube into the application gun and spray the insulation into your wall through a tiny crevice or opening. Patch all openings when finished and paint over them. This is perhaps one of the most simple methods of adding insulation to your home. Insulation is very important and every homeowner should make sure that their house is well insulated long before the cold winter months come around. The affect that insulation can have on your home may be surprising and a nice surprise at that.
No matter which method you use to install insulation into your home, it is one of the best decisions a person can make regarding their home. No one likes dealing with an expensive utility bill and this is one of the best ways to reduce that problem.