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Benefits of Proper Insulation

  • Decreases your energy bills
  • Maximizes your home’s energy efficiency
  • Reduces risk of over-working temperature control systems (furnace or air conditioner)
  • Diminishes noises on different floor levels inside your house
  • Maintains a comfortable room temperature throughout the home
  • Delivers healthy indoor air quality
  • Increases your home’s resale value
  • Properly controls moisture levels, preventing mold and mildew growth
  • Lowers emissions of pollutants

Can You Over Insulate Your Home?

How To Determine if Your House is Over Insulated

If you happen to find moisture issues in your home, especially in the attic, over insulation may be the reason behind it. Unfortunately, too much insulation and a tightly-sealed house can lead to moisture concerns. Any dampness may develop in the growth of mold or mildew.

The production of mold or mildew can reduce indoor air quality and greatly affect your respiratory health. Other problems from excess insulation may occur such as uneven temperatures from room to room or an unseasonably warm second floor during warmer months.

Moisture can also affect both your interior and exterior walls. An insulated wall with a loose fill in the wall cavity needs more of the proper type of insulation with the right insulation materials.

Attics are often the warmest areas in residential homes, known to collect moisture due to upward heat flow. You may find signs of mold and dampness in your home, in areas such as an unfinished attic. The culprit may be poor airflow due to an old or malfunctioning HVAC system, a broken sump pump in the basement, or a leaking pipe.

If you happen to notice any signs of too much insulation in your home, an insulation inspection is necessary! The Department of Energy has a great resource on where insulation typically is located in a home. But make sure you have the assistance of a Virginia Foam Insulators professional when in need of an inspection and/or installation.

Importance of Proper Insulation

It is critical to have proper insulation in order to have a comfortable, healthy living space. You may have a poorly insulated home if you start to notice your floors and walls are much colder in the winter.

Check out your roof after a snowfall. Do you notice the snow melting in patches? This may be a sign that heated air is escaping into your attic due to inadequate insulation.

Once the snow melts, it will likely refreeze near the gutters, and cause icicles and ice damming to form– both of which you do not want to witness up on your roof!

How is Insulation Rated?

Insulation is given a rating based on the measurement of resistance the material has to the movement of heat, known at R-value. The greater the effectiveness of the insulation increases the higher the R-value. Improper installation of insulation can affect the R-value of the material, so it’s a good idea to hire a professional so they can make sure to stay up to code.

Advantages of Spray Foam

Open cell and closed cell are the two main types of spray foam insulation. Open cell means that the tiny foam cells are, as the name states, open. With closed cell spray foam, the tiny foam cells are closed and packed tightly together.

Specifically, the closed-cell foam increases the strength to the structure of your home, has a high R-value, and also controls moisture by creating a barrier to keep moisture away. This helps stop heat loss. Installing spray foam is not a do-it-yourself job, so make sure to call in the professionals at Virginia Foam Insulators to do it right.

Schedule Home Insulation Services from Virginia Foam Insulators Today!

Whether you need an insulation inspection or an installation in your home, the team at Virginia Foam Insulators has you covered. When you contact us, we will guide you through the process and will gladly inform you about your current insulation. We can offer effective and efficient installation services as well.

Our dedicated professionals at Virginia Foam Insulators use a spray foam insulation to ensure that insulation of your home is done right the first time; so you and your loved ones are happy, healthy, and safe.

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1. What is novel corona virus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.

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COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

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separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. These people may have been exposed to a disease and do not know it, or they may have the disease but do not show symptoms.

4. What is Isolation?

The separation of a person or group of people known or reasonably believed to be infected with a communicable disease and potentially infectious from those who are not infected to prevent spread of the communicable disease. Isolation for public health purposes may be voluntary or compelled by federal, state, or local public health order.

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The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

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The following measures ARE NOT effective against COVID-2019 and can be harmful: Smoking, Wearing multiple masks. In any case, if you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early to reduce the risk of developing a more severe infection and be sure to share your recent travel history with your health care provider.

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