March 26, 2013

Where to Insulate New Home Construction in Boston and Worcester

In new construction, insulating your home properly saves you money on heating and cooling bills and improves the comfort of your home at the same time. You have several choices for insulation, what type you choose depends on your climate and how your home is constructed

Here are specifics on where to insulate your home in Boston and Worcester.

1. In unfinished attics, insulate between and over the floor joists to seal off living spaces below. As well as the attic access door

2. All exterior walls, including the walls between living spaces and unheated garages, or storage areas; foundation walls above ground level;  foundation walls in heated basements, and full interior or exterior walls. 

3. Floors above cold spaces, such as vented crawl spaces and garages. Also insulate any portion of the floor in a room that extends beyond the exterior wall below;  slab floors built directly on the ground;  as an alternative to floor insulation, foundation walls of unvented crawl spaces. Extend insulation into joist space to reduce air flows.

4. Band joists. An uninsulated band joist can account for a significant portion of a building's heat loss.

5. Replacement or storm windows and caulk and seal around all windows and doors.

For more information on insulation for new home construction, contact Custom Insulation.