Crawl Space and Attic Insulation
If you notice that your house seems drafty during the colder months, you may not have adequate insulation. Also, many people notice that a heater comes on more often during the winter or that an air conditioner works harder during the summer. Most of the cold or hot air comes from your attic or a crawlspace under your home. Richmond has distinct seasons with cold and hot temperatures, which means that all residents should have well-insulated homes.
Benefits Of Insulation
The benefits of insulation go far beyond keeping you cooler during the summer and warmer during the winter. These are some of the other benefits:
- Good insulation can cut the cost of heating or cooling your home by about 20 percent.
- Insulation absorbs sound and will reduce noises from outdoors.
- Insulation helps the environment by cutting the use of fossil fuels.
- Insulation can reduce condensation that leads to problematic moisture.
Some types of insulation also double as pest control. The insulation fibers are made from paper and a borate solution, which discourages common pests such as earwigs, roaches and ants from entering your home.
Do You Need New Insulation?
You may have seen commercials in recent years that warn of the dangers of asbestos exposure before urging you to contact an attorney. Although most of the cases are tied to flooring, siding and occupational hazards, old insulation in your home may also be a risk. However, the good news is that old fibrous insulation rarely contains asbestos. Many people have balsam wool, rock wool or fiberglass products if there is existing but outdated insulation in the home.
With the exception of vermiculite, insulation that contains asbestos is rare. Vermiculite is a pebble-like type of insulation. If you find this in your home, do not try to remove it yourself. As a rule, you should not try to remove any type of insulation on your own. While most types do not contain asbestos, there are other health risks involved when you take it out. Only a professional should remove old insulation.
Insulation From Accel Pest & Termite Control
We have been proudly serving Virginians for years. Our professionals encourage you to contact us for your insulation needs. If you do not install insulation correctly, it may not save you as much money as you hoped, and you can wind up hurting yourself or your family members. Our professionals have insulated many attics, crawl spaces and other areas of homes. We evaluate your home before starting the installation process.
For best results, we recommend using efficient appliances after your new insulation is installed. Our services are affordable for all budgets. We also provide pest control, moisture reports and termite risk evaluations for homes and businesses. To learn more or for a free estimate, please call us today.