Adding insulation to your house might seem like a simple matter that isn’t worth much attention. If you live in a mildly warmer climate, such as the warm, subtropical climate of Florida or California, then the issue of insulation won’t affect you too much. However, in colder areas and places like Colorado, where the winters can get quite harsh at times, it’s a good idea not to ignore the importance of insulating your home.
First, it’s important to clear a few misconceptions:
- Adding insulation acts as a buffer that traps heat inside your home or keeps it out. It doesn’t actually cause your home to heat up more efficiently in the winter – not directly at least.
- Not all areas of your home will respond the same to additional insulation. For instance, it’s not a good idea to insulate your walls and ignore your attic and ceilings.
- Insulation can still be quite expensive, depending on how much insulation you add.
That being said, properly insulating your home can have the excellent effect of increasing the amount of time your home stays warm or cool – depending on your preference. That means it will take less energy to heat your home to a certain temperature, and more time for that temperature to drop.
As a result, having San Jose roofing contractors add extra insulation will greatly diminish your electric and gas expenses, and it will also reduce the amount of strain on your heating unit and water heater. That also means less money spent on repairing or replacing your heating systems in the long run.