Insulate When You Renovate (Infographic)

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Do you need insulation?

According to the EPA nine out of 10 homes in the U.S. do not have enough insulation but unless you’re building new, it’s not always cost effective (or desirable) to take down all the walls in your house to add insulation. That said, there is one time when it makes perfect sense to add or replace old, damaged insulation – when you renovate!

Not only is insulation critical to improving a home’s energy efficiency, it can also improve acoustics and help with air quality. Use this handy flowchart to help you decide if now is the right time to add insulation to your walls.

Before you start that renovation project use this handy flow chart to help you decide if the time is right to add insulation.

Ready to get started? We’ve collected some handy references for you:

Plus, read up on the many benefits of insulation: sound control, energy efficiency, mold control and indoor air quality. And not all vapor barriers are created equal.

2 Comments

  1. Air sealing your house in the crawlspace and attic can greatly increase your insulation quality. If your furnace has an outside fresh air return you can really tighten things up and control your air quality.

    Search for Passive house to see the new building techniques.

  2. Dear Cara,

    Thanks for sharing Insulate Infographic about insulate when you plan to renovate your property. We wanted to add 1 more point which would help in insulting your home or office. By installing rubber back curtains and keeping them cleaned all the times will add beauty to your and obviously will block direct sun rays which will help insulating your home even better.

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