When it comes to insulation, there are a few things you need to know. Proper installation is key when it comes to getting the most out of your insulation. In this post, we will discuss the benefits of adding new insulation and how to properly install it in order to get the most out of your investment!
Use The Right Kind Of Insulation
Make sure you get the right kind for your home and that it’s properly installed. If you already have insulation in place, adding new insulation over old can be a great way to increase the R-value of your home and help keep energy costs down. However, there are a few things to consider before deciding to add new insulation over old.
First, if the existing insulation is damaged or has been compromised in any way (such as by water or pests), then adding additional insulation may not be beneficial as air leakage could still occur. Secondly, if the existing insulation is compressed or not evenly spread throughout the space, then adding more insulation on top may not do much to improve your home’s energy efficiency.
Properly Prepare Your Space
When adding new insulation, it’s important to make sure that the space is properly prepared and sealed so that air leakage won’t occur. Sealing any gaps or cracks can help ensure that the new insulation will perform as expected. Additionally, for maximum efficiency, the insulation should be evenly spread throughout the space with no gaps or pockets of air around it.
Finally, when installing new insulation over old, you should use a vapor barrier to keep moisture from entering and settling within the walls of your home. This will help reduce mold growth and further improve energy efficiency. Unless the old insulation is moist, moldy, or made of vermiculite, you may frequently place new insulation on top of old insulation. If the old insulation looks to have been damp but is now dry, find the root of the issue, and fix it.
In conclusion, while adding new insulation over old can be beneficial in some cases, it is important to make sure that the space is properly sealed and prepared in order to get the maximum benefit from your insulation. Contact our insulation company for more information.