Insulating the foundations and insulating the roof of your home will help it withstand extremes of cold or heat while maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature, thereby avoiding exorbitant energy bills.
Without adequate insulation, your house risks losing substantial amounts of heat. Depending on the configuration of your house, heat loss may be broken down as follows:
- 17% through above-ground walls;
- 15% through basement walls and the foundation footings;
- 11% through the roof.
Poor insulation may also be responsible for a host of other problems such as cold floors and walls, condensation at the wall base and even traces of mold. Insulating your house therefore can make all the difference.