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Facts To Consider About Insulation and Ventilation
Insulation saves on resources in two ways for every homeowner. The two ways include energy and money by adding insulation. Good insulation is permanent, maintenance-free, and can return your investment by lowering fuel bills over time. The payback period can vary with type of insulation installed, overall installation costs, and the price of fuel you currently pay.
The main function of insulation is to resist the flow of heat. This expression is known as an "R" value. The higher the "R" value, the more resistance to heat flow your home has. Insulation materials have different "R" values, so Seagate installs insulation according to the "R" value a homeowner wishes to attain.
Having the right amount of insulation also prevents Ice Damming in the eaves or gutters of your home. Heat flows naturally from a warmer to a cooler space. Insulation resists this flow of heat, and helps keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer, at less cost. It provides a thermal blanket around your home to reduce the amount of heat that flows out of, or into, your house. When you do not have this balance of ventilation in your home heat escapes too fast in your roof and the snow melts faster down into the gutters and freezes very quickly - causing ice damming, a very dangerous home event.
You should also consider well-insulating your attic, crawl spaces, storage areas, and other closed cavities in your home for adequate ventilation to prevent excessive moisture buildup.
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