Re-Insulation Services in the Buffalo, NY Area
Interested in bringing down your energy expenses, improving your air quality, keeping moisture out and improving the soundproofing of your home? Do you suffer from drafts throughout the year or spend too much on your heating and cooling despite having effective HVAC systems? It sounds like your home needs retrofit insulation to bring it up to standard or beyond.
The team at Town Building Systems can help you bring your current home insulation to new heights of efficiency and coziness, leveraging various insulation products to renew your insulation without breaking the bank or wasting your time.
Our Home Re-Insulation Process
Re-insulation can be performed in various ways, and the team at Town Building Systems can assess exactly the right way to accomplish your goals with minimal invasion and waste. Whether we need to remove all of your insulation and start fresh with a full suite of insulation products, or target problem areas for reinforcement, we’ll identify what makes the most sense for your needs and implement accordingly.
Our re-insulation services can include:
- Attic insulation
- Basement insulation
- Wall insulation
- Crawl space insulation
- Garage insulation
- And more
Benefits of Re-Insulating Your Western New York Home
Not sure why you might want to re-insulate? Even if you overlook big issues with your insulation, retrofitting your insulation can have massive benefits for your home, including:
- Improving your home value
- Bringing down energy costs
- Eliminating drafts and warm or cold spots
- Reducing the risk of pipes bursting in winter
- Preventing damage from moisture or extreme weather
- Keeping pollutants from coming inside
- Minimizing humidity and consequences such as pests or mold
- Soundproofing for a more peaceful home
Good insulation can do a wealth of good for your home, so make sure yours is up to modern standards and hasn’t degraded with age, even if it was good initially.
Signs Your Buffalo Home Needs Re-Insulation
Still not convinced your home needs a retrofit insulation installation? Keep an eye out for these common symptoms of inadequate insulation in one or more areas of your home:
- You feel draftiness and warm or cold spots.
- Your floors are cold or hot.
- You experience excessive indoor humidity.
- You notice mold and water damage without leaks.
- Outdoor sounds are audible while inside your home.
- Snow melts rapidly on the roof and refreezes into ice dams at the edge.
- The garage, basement or attic feel like it may as well be outside.
- Rooms connected to the garage, basement or attic are uncomfortable.
- Energy bills don’t make sense for the quality of your HVAC systems.
If one of these signs sounds familiar, you may have a problem. If you’re experiencing several of these symptoms, you need re-insulation as soon as possible!
Choose Town Building Systems for Re-Insulation Services in Western New York
Once you’ve decided that you need re-insulation or retrofit insulation for your home in Western New York, it’s important to choose the right team to do the job correctly, quickly and safely. At Town Building Systems, we understand the ins and outs of re-insulation intimately, regularly work with various insulation materials and have all appropriate training and certifications to exceed our customers’ expectations every time.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if my house needs re-insulating?
There are a few ways to assess the insulation needs of your home. Obvious signs of poor insulation include:
- Unusually hot or cold spots on the floor
- Poor indoor air quality
- Poor sound isolation
- Moisture infiltration
- Unusually high energy bills
- Difficulty keeping your home comfortable
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, you almost certainly need to re-insulate your home.
For more subtle cases, you can compare your existing insulation to the recommendations from the Department of Energy for your climate zone. Different materials have different R-values per inch of thickness, and the DOE has suggested total R-values for different parts of your home you can look at.
What materials are used for re-insulating?
Re-insulation can use all of the same materials for insulating a new home, but some are much easier to use for re-insulation than others; it’s not usually efficient or reasonable to tear down all of your walls to install new fiberglass batts, for example.
For this reason, re-insulation largely utilizes blown-in and spray foam insulation, which can be applied in difficult-to-access areas and/or directly over existing insulation with a minimum of difficulty.
Do I need to remove the insulation before re-insulating my home?
In most cases, you don’t need to remove existing insulation, and you’ll be able to apply new insulation while taking advantage of any R-value offered by the previous insulation.
However, there are a few scenarios where this won’t work. If there is a sign of water damage, such as mold, then you’ll want to replace the existing insulation.
You’ll also need to replace the insulation if there isn’t enough room for the R-value you want while keeping the existing insulation in place — such as if you have older insulation with a poor R-value for its density that you’re replacing with a more efficiently insulative material.