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5 Places in Your Home That Should Have Insulation April 23, 2020

5 Places in Your Home That Should Have Insulation, Green, Ohio

Whether it’s new construction or a remodel, your home needs proper insulation to keep temperatures in check, moisture under control, and utilities as low as possible. Here is a quick rundown of five critical areas that might need extra layers.

Which Parts of Your House Need Insulation?

1. Attic

Since heat rises, the first line of defense against heat loss in the winter is an insulated attic. With the options of blown-in cellulose, fiberglass batting, and spray foam insulation, there are plenty of avenues that can ensure your attic doesn’t lose warmth and increase utility bills.

2. Walls

Similar to the attic, insulate exterior walls to reduce heating and cooling energy costs. Wall insulation also helps block sounds, so add extra padding if you live near railroad tracks, a loud venue, or a busy road.

3. Floors

insulationThey may not seem like points of energy loss, but uninsulated floors over spaces without heating or air conditioning—such as garages or carports—can lose a lot of treated air.

In the summer, they allow heat to rise into the house; in winter, cold air can infiltrate the home.

4. Basement

Homeowners often overlook their basements when thinking of ways to make their homes more energy-efficient. However, insulated basements not only add comfort to subterranean bedrooms or recreational spaces but also prevent heat loss through the foundations. Proper insulation also reduces moisture intrusion, for which basements are notorious.

5. Crawl Space

For homes built on concrete block footings, the crawl spaces beneath the main floors are also overlooked points of energy loss. Like in a basement, insulating your crawl space adds another layer between it and the main floor.

Having a moisture barrier also helps when performing maintenance and repairs, and an insulated crawl space can also prevent pipes from freezing during harsh winters.


If you have a new construction or need remodeling work, contact Priority 1 Construction Service. This state-of-the-art contractor has over 20 years of experience serving Cincinnati, OH. These professionals offer new insulation, asbestos removal, insulation removal, fireproofing, and mold abatement. Call (513) 922-0203 to speak with a representative, and visit their website for more information on their services.

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