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Backyard Revolution

by Alisa Princy (2019-10-19)

An under-insulated attic will be Backyard Revolution Review virtually ineffective at containing processed air - whether heated (as in the winter) or cooled (as in the summer) within the home. Mass insulation is rated by its ability to inhibit air transfer from warmer places to cooler places, and generally the thicker the insulation the better it performs (with regard to fiberglass and cellulose). However, mass attic insulation cannot completely retard air transfer, but merely slow it down. Once the material becomes saturated with heated air, it ceases to perform. Perhaps one of the most important factors to consider in new home construction is insulation. This is often a situation where it is far cheaper and more efficient to get it right the first time. This means going for the highest quality option available and the best type for your home's climate. Once you get past the initial investment, you will set yourself up for energy savings for the life of the home. You may even be able to qualify for tax rebates or incentives from your electric company. If you don't know much about it, you should do research or ask your builder for recommendations. They should be able to discuss with you the most popular options for your area. Many builders have a standard they follow and you may wish to exceed it at an additional cost. Your builder should be able to show you diagrams of the building spaces. It's a good idea to discuss these plans to make sure they have the proper insulation to meet or exceed the R-value of your location. You may have to work around issues such as thickness and unusual spaces.