Insulation for West Virginia Home
As per the climatic conditions of West Virginia some of the standards are set for insulation in residential home. Some of the insulation contractors say that adding more insulation to the existing homes improves the performance of energy efficiency of your house.
Now some might be wondering that where to add the insulation in the house. For insulation roofs and ceilings are considered conducted with each other. For reducing the radiant heat flowing inside the house insulation must be added to the roofs. In order to stop the loss and gain of heat in the house insulation is needed to be added in the ceilings. Mostly in the ceilings insulation is to be added between the joists or perpendicular to it.
If you are having frequent usage of verandah, insulation must also be added to its roof to decrease the radiant gaining of heat. The heat generated here also affects the interior of your house along with the outer space. Insulation in bulkheads also needs the same amount of insulation as that in the ceilings as both are having same range of temperatures.
The exterior walls of your house also need proper insulation in order to stop the radiant as well as the convicted transfer of heat inside your house. The insulation I the wall is required within the cavities and stud frames. On the basis of certain situations some insulation also provides a barrier against the moisture and vapor problems.
With proper insulation added in your walls you can save nearly 20 percent on your heating and cooling bills. During winter season the need of insulating the floors arises. The edges of slabs near the ground also need to be given a head while insulating the house.
In case of old structures various types of insulation can be applied as per the requirement and effectiveness. The easiest place to insulate the post construction is ceiling and suspended floors. While the hardest place to reach during post construction are walls and skillion roofs. This happens because in insulating these places the external lining has to be removed. It is better to insulate the walls whenever you are re-cladding r re-plastering them.
There are separate materials also available in West Virginia for insulating the finished walls without damaging them. Insulating per-existing home helps you increase the comforts of your house and also decrease the emission of green house gases. In case of cavity brick walls, insulation is highly essential as they remain very hot in summers and very cold during winters. This happens due to the prolonged exposure of walls to heat wave conditions.
With the increasing use of down lights which penetrate through the ceilings, the problems of ceiling fires have increased considerably in West Virginia homes. Hence it must be seen that no space is left around the lights while insulating the ceiling and also that the transformer is not placed below the ceiling insulation. If possible try to avoid wiring recessions because they are the main source of loss of heat.
If foil insulation is chosen for insulating the ceiling, all the gaps must be properly filled and a minimum layer a 25 mm must be left behind for air circulation within it. It is better to select the heat reflective colors for roof and than match other colors of the house with it.
In West Virginia the total emission of green house gases per year is around 20 percent and among this also the amount of gases of heating and cooling are about 38 percent. Hence insulation must be installed keeping in mind this numbers.