Most New Englanders are familiar with insulation and its crucial role in a household’s climate. Put plainly, insulation is the stuff that helps keep our home environment cool in the summer and warm in the winter. But there’s much more to it than that. And since it’s such an essential element of a house, it is indeed something inspectors examine during a standard home inspection. So, let’s go over the ins and outs of home insulation and what an inspector looks for.[Read more…]
Why Does My Home Need to be Insulated?
When a home undergoes inspection, the inspector checks to ensure the roof, floors, walls, windows, and doors are properly insulated. This is reasonable, as the sole purpose of insulation is to keep your home warm during winter, right? Not precisely. The idea of insulation is based on several factors, of which just one of them is keeping the temperature comfortable. Determining why your home needs to be insulated requires a better understanding of what duties insulation does.[Read more…]