Keep Homes Comfortable from the Start With Thermal Barriers
Builders know quite well that material costs can add up quickly, but one area where you never want to pinch pennies is insulation. It can add significant value to a home, and with Wisconsin’s frigid winters, a well-insulated house can generate more widespread interest. So for the savvy builder, it makes sense to insulate to the max.
The Benefits of Adding Adequate Insulation
Insulation works to slow the transfer of heat from warmer areas to cooler areas. In the winter, this means keeping the heat inside, and in the summer, it means keeping the hot air out. Adding plenty of insulation can provide several benefits:
- A more comfortable home
- Reduced energy usage
- Lower heating and cooling costs
- Longer HVAC service life
- Improved air quality
- Better humidity control
- A higher selling price
- Less time on market
Failure to add enough insulation can make the home drafty and uncomfortable, and it will ultimately increase the costs to hold the house as heating and cooling bills add up.
Why Buyers Look For Well-Insulated Homes
Plenty of insulation can be a great selling point for potential buyers. It means they will use less energy over the lifetime of the home, HVAC systems will last longer, air quality will be higher, and the home will be quieter and more comfortable overall.
Plus, after a home is complete, with the stud bays and ceilings rocked in, taped and finished, it is quite difficult to add insulation. So a home that is already well-insulated will attract a wider selection of buyers.
Why It Is Important to Add Insulation During the Construction Phase
Simply retrofitting insulation in a home that is already built is often not enough to achieve lasting performance and efficiency. This is because the insulation is part of a larger system. For the greatest efficiency and lowest energy costs, insulation and vapor barriers must be added and properly air sealed during the construction phase to create a tight thermal envelope.
There is no realistic way to achieve a continuous vapor barrier after the home has been finished and sold, so it is essential to get it right during the build phase.
Insulation Services for Builders & Residential Construction
At Alpine Insulation, we can provide the services you need to ensure your home is built to meet the latest insulation standards for new construction. We feature high-quality insulation products for every application, including:
- Spray foam insulation
- Fiberglass batt insulation
- Blown-in fiberglass insulation
- Cellulose insulation
- Rigid foam insulation
- Rockwool insulation
We also offer installation services, and our team works quickly and efficiently, limiting our time spent on site and making it easier for you to coordinate trades. Our company has been serving Southern and Central Wisconsin for over 40 years, as well as Northern Illinois. We offer quality service and products, and as a member of the Installed Building Products Family of Companies, we have the backing and support of the nation’s second-largest insulation installer.
Call us today at (866) 261-1090 or contact us online to discuss your project requirements and request an estimate.