Insulation for California Home
California is a place which has a wide variety of climate throughout the year. The climate changes on the basis of latitude or elevation as well as distance from the cost. The coastal and the southern parts of California consist of a bit Mediterranean climate where winters are rainy and summers are dry. Near the coastal areas sometimes the climate suddenly changes and the winters turn out to be warmer and summers turn out a bit colder.
Because of such unexpected climate it becomes difficult for the people to live by there. Over and above this if your house is not insulated properly than it will make inconvenient for you to stay there with sudden changing climates.
Better to be insulated your house so as to avoid sudden warmth and cold inside the house and make it a comfortable place to live. Basically insulation is developing a barrier which can thermally resist the thermal energy to move from inside or out of the house.
There are many well known insulation companies in California which comes to your house with their team and insulate each and every corner of your house as per your requirement and budget.
One of them which I would like to mention here is the Everguard Home Insulations. They are serving in this business since 1959 and have provided a lot to the people and the environment. They make the people enjoy in their homes both during summer as well as in winters. They try to take a step forward to make this planet clean and green. They provide people with quality material and accurate work within time at a very affordable rate.
There are various kinds of techniques involved in insulations. There are custom insulations as well as the complicated once too.
During installation of insulation the foremost part to be kept in mind is the attic area. This is the only place of the house which is responsible for the loss of heat from the house. The best insulation for attic is the rolled fiberglass, the blown fiberglass or the blown cellulose. But the most recommended would be the blown cellulose as cellulose is more effective and long lasting till years.
The quality or the performance of any insulation can be determined on the basis of its R-Value which is the amount of Resistance that it can withstand. The more will be the thickness of the insulation, the higher will its R-Value be. In California the recommended R-Value for insulation of the attic is R-38 at present.
The walls facing the south and west are the once which strongly needs insulation in summer as they are the hotter walls. Insulating these walls helps maintaining coolness in home.
But mostly wall insulation must be carried out at times of re-painting or re-texturing the walls because lots of holes are to be drilled in order to insulate the walls. 3 inches deep holes are drilled either from exterior or interior at distances of 16 inches and are then all filled with insulation and finally sealed with Styrofoam plugs.
There is no need of insulating the floors as cold doesn’t comes inside through floors. It is not that cold air is coming inside but it is that the warmth or the heat is being lost from inside.
The floors are not that cold but when your foot touches the floor the heat from your foot transfers to the floor.
And so you feel that the floors are colder. Before paying attention to the floors it is very essential to get the attic and walls properly insulated.