Tips To Insulating Your Home

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Tips To Insulating Your Home - The warmer days will soon turn into bitter cold for the winter and staying warm will be at the top of your list of priorities. Taking the time now to make sure your home is insulated properly will not only keep you warmer this winter, but it could also help on cutting down the cost of your energy bill. Here are six tips to help you throughout the process of insulating your home.


Locate Problem Areas

When the weather outside turns freezing cold, do you find certain areas in your home that are draftier than others? Whether it be a window or a door, finding the problem is important so you can move forward and think about the solutions you need.


Seal Windows and Doors

With the use of weather stripping, you can stop the flow of air in the problem areas you have previously notified. This will also help to cut down on your energy bill because your heat will stay indoors, where you will want it.


Select Insulation

There are a ton of different types of insulation, so you will want to select the best option for your home and different areas in your home. Talk to a local professional to assist you with identifying your insulation needs.


Add Window Treatments

Some people may think that changing up your window treatments for winter is excessive, but it can also do wonders for the insulation of your home in the colder months. Adding thicker curtains and keeping them shut when the sun sets will help keep the warmth in.


Check the Attic

Most people do not tend to check their attics, so they do not realize how much cold air can actually get in. Solve the problem early on and seal any air leaks that you find.


Purchase a Door Snake

For a quick and easy fix around your doors, look to purchase a door snake to keep the rooms in your home from getting drafty. You can also make a DIY door snake with an old sock or pillow case to save you money. Either way, you’ll come to find that it is a necessity to get rid of the draft coming through below the door.


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Bob Collopy
Fort Lowell Realty - Phoenix, AZ
We Really Do It All!

Will use this article on insulation for future reference when rehabbing some homes,

thanks Steve!

Nov 18, 2015 07:12 AM