Expert Advice: Insulating an Older Home

Q: In an older home, what is the best insulation project to tackle first? 

If your budget is tight and you want a high return on investment, the attic is often the best place to start – especially in an older home.

A basic fix can be achieved by blowing in cellulose insulation right on top of your existing insulation. This will increase the R-value and provide real improvement. If your budget allows, complete a full Fresh Start™. This is our best attic package. We vacuum out your old, compressed and dirty insulation and we install 2” of spray foam insulation to create a complete, seamless vapor barrier that seals up every crack and penetration. We finish off by blowing in cellulose insulation on top of the spray foam to reach an R-50 level. The results are remarkable.

 

Text by Shawn Tang, Eco Insulation

Written by Canadian Home Trends

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