GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) - It may be hard to think about the cold snow from winter during the dog days of summer but it's something you should focus before it gets too cold. Insulating your home is best done during the summer so don't put it off and get your home checked out as soon as possible! Here are a few tips to keep your hose warm and save you money this winter.
HOME ENERGY AUDIT: Think of this as physical exam for your house. This may include a blower door test, examine the R-value of existing insulation and checking for air leaks.
WHAT'S THE RIGHT INSULATION FOR YOUR HOME? Depending on your area and Energy Star's recommendation for different climates and areas of your home Blanket insulation, Blown-in insulation or Spray foam are the available types of insulation.
INSULATE THE RIGHT SPACES: Focus on where you need insulation the most and what give you the best return on investment. If you're on a tight budget, most contractors suggest from the top down; attic, walls, basements and addition.
HIRE THE RIGHT CONTACTOR: As I've mentioned in the past, make sure your contractor is licensed, bonded, insured and get references.
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