Installing fiberglass insulation in a home will help lower energy bills. It also suppresses noise and increases privacy if installed within interior walls.
Install Insulation to Save Energy
There are many benefits to investing in insulation for a home. The thermal benefit is the primary advantage as insulation deflects heat in the summer and keeps the cold at bay during winter.
Where is insulation most effective?
Insulation is most efficient in the attic, where the sun has the most significant impact, and second when it is placed inside exterior walls. It is logical to install insulation as a primary way to save energy and money.
Decent insulation saves on energy expenses and helps keep the home heating system efficient.
Another advantage of insulating a home is noise suppression. Sound waves will penetrate a wall, travel through the wall, and then pass through the other side. This compromises privacy and can be annoying to others. When insulation is added to a wall, it absorbs much of the sound. Interior walls are where insulation is used for sound-reducing purposes.
Insulation is cheap in relation to the money it saves. Furthermore, installing insulation is a simple project. The most common insulation used in residential homes is made of spun fiberglass. This type of insulation usually comes with paper on one side, but it can be bought without the paper.
Why add the paper?
Paper is added because when placed between wall joints, the paper that extends past the sides can be stapled to the wood studs. This way, the insulation stays in position and will not sag over time, which reduces its benefits. The paper also lowers the installer’s contact with the fiberglass fibres. For most applications, insulation in roll form is more beneficial than fixed-length insulation.
Always wear protective gear to install insulation
You will need:
- A pair of eye goggles
- Head covering
- A respirator
- Long trousers
- A long-sleeved shirt or top
- A utility knife
- A strong stapler
- A Tape measure
Installing Installation inside walls
If possible, insulation should be installed during the construction of a building before any plasterboard has been installed on the inside of exterior walls. For interior walls, install insulation before any wallboards have been hung or after one side is hung. In either case, it is best to wait until after all plumbing and electrical work in the wall cavity has been completed before adding insulation.
Installation is straightforward; you can begin anywhere that is convenient. Place the insulation between the wall joints with the paper side facing towards you. Start stapling the paper to the wall joints starting at the top and work your way down. At the bottom, cut off the roll. Plumbing and electrical outlets will require working with pieces of insulation.
Insulation Installation in the Home’s Attic
In an attic, there will not be much stapling because most attic surfaces are horizontal. All you need to do is roll the insulation over the rafters and cut it off. In the case of attics, leave the exposed fiberglass side facing upwards and the paper facing down. Begin close to the roof edge and work inward. Once all the insulation is installed, the savings will begin!