Fiberglass insulation is one of the best investments you can make into your property. By spending money up front to get quality insulation, you will save money for years to come. Besides just the cost of heating and cooling your property, a well-insulated building will also maintain a more stable temperature so that your heating and cooling equipment doesn't have to cycle as often, saving wear and tear and extending the life of your HVAC system.
Additional benefits of insulation are soundproofing. Fiberglass insulation soaks up sound waves so you hear less sound transmitted through the walls. This could mean a quieter inside if you live in a noisier area or maybe you just don't want to listen to your kid's band in the garage anymore. Whatever the reason, a quieter home is a calmer home, and who couldn't use more peace and quiet?
Many builders use minimal insulation to save building costs, but the eventual owners are left with a property that is less efficient and less enjoyable. Other times a builder or handyman will remove pieces of insulation when installing outlets and switches, resulting in hot/cold spots in a home. Many people think to install energy-efficient windows, but forget about the insulation in the walls, which have much greater surface area than the windows in a typical home, thus contributing more to energy-efficiency. It's a case of hiding in plain site: You can see the windows, but you can't see your property's insulation.
If you've had excessive water damage in a home, your insulation was most likely damaged as well, and should be replaced. Any time you have the walls opened up is the best time to install new insulation, since half the cost of installing insulation is gaining access to the interior wall spaces. If you're having drywall work done on your property, think about having the insulation checked or replaced.
The experts at Midland Drywall Contractors have been installing and replacing insulation for years, and we can help you determine the best insulation for your property. We can tell you what kind of insulation you have and offer you insulation choices that meet a wide range of needs. Give us a call today and we'll get started on making your property more energy-efficient today!