Considering insulated wall panels


You may one day find yourself looking at disbelief at your monthly energy bill, owing to the rising costs of heating or cooling your home. Naturally, you decide to do something about it. If you're serious about reducing your home's heating and cooling costs, then one option you can look into is insulated wall panels in your home. 

As the word implies, insulating means are preventing the transfer of either sound, electricity or, in this case, heat. In winter, proper home insulation can help control or even lessen the amount of heat transferred throughout your living spaces. But as you can imagine, insulating your home involves dealing with it part by part. Let's discuss some of the areas in your home that might need insulating, and see what needs to be done:

Attic spaces. Your attic is one of the easiest places to add insulation to your home. If you're looking to insulate your new home's attic, figure out first where you need to insulate and the recommended R-value for those spots. If it's for an existing home, find out how much insulation you have and what materials were previously used. 

Remember that air ducts will supply conditioned air to your home's living spaces from either your space heating or your cooling equipment, and will likewise return them to be conditioned again. HVAC contractors insulate your ducts with what's called rigid fiberboard insulation, which they create on site or at their shops using fiberglass or mineral wool.

These are typically used if you want insulation that can hold out against high temperatures. Basements. Most of the time, a basement where insulated wall panels are mounted on exterior walls should be considered a "conditioned" space. Because the basement is still connected to other spaces within your home, you might want to insulate the walls more than the ceiling itself. 

You can choose between foam boards and spray foam to control basement moisture levels based on local climate conditions. Exterior walls. Make sure walls are properly air sealed and let in minimal moisture. Insulated wall panels could either be sprayed-form or loose-fill insulation, so check with your certified contractor depending on how your home is designed.

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