Planning a Renovation: Don’t Forget About Insulation

A renovation can be a great way to update your home and you may even be able to increase its value during the process. But while you’re at it, why not take a look at some other improvements that might be made – such as making your house more energy efficient?

Depending on the project, a renovation can involve numerous contractors. There’s no better time to get a few additional jobs done than when a trade is already at your home. If the project involves adding a few new windows, why not get a price for upgrading all those outdated units that seem to be allowing cold air into your house. And if you’re having a little HVAC work done, how about adding a programmable thermostat that can lower the indoor temperature when you’re not at home.

However, the easiest and most economical way to make your home more energy efficient during a renovation is by upgrading your insulation. A few inches of polyurethane spray foam can increase a space’s R-value and keep conditioned air where you want it: inside your home. It’s also possible to install spray foam insulation to exterior walls if new siding is being installed or drywall work is being done inside the house.

A renovation can add value to your home, but why not put a little money in your pocket at the same time? Increasing the energy efficiency of your house can reduce your monthly heating and cooling costs – a return on your investment that you’ll see right now rather than having to wait until you sell your home. And there’s no better way than making polyurethane spray foam insulation a part of your project.