You and your family will be spending a lot of time in your home, so it should be comfortable. When a home is well-insulated, it allows for good airflow, but not necessarily all of it. In the winter, you deserve to be warm, and in the summer, you should be cool. The presence or absence of mold is another factor that is influenced by home insulation. Mold is a result of stagnant humidity and should not be present in your home.
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN TO REPLACE THE EXTERIOR INSULATION OF YOUR HOME?
There are several indicators that your home’s insulation is inadequate:
The air in certain rooms in your house circulates.
Your home’s insulation has to be enhanced if you feel that too much air is circulating in it. Insulation on your doors and windows should be checked.
Your home’s temperature fluctuates or is uncomfortable most of the time.
You should be able to control the temperature of your home without having to visit every area where chilly air leaks in and adjust the thermostat. Being too cold in a badly insulated room or too hot in a properly insulated room might drive you insane! Don’t put up with this scenario when you can repair it by improving your home’s external insulation.
The caulking in your house is cracking or is damaged.
Inspecting the caulking on your doors and windows can help you determine the condition of your door or window insulation. Check the caulking on the south side of your home first, as this is the region most likely to require replacement. The sun degrades caulking more than wind and rain.
There’s a big difference in your electric bill.
You can’t ignore it when you’re forced to cut a hole in your budget to pay an electric bill. The expense of heating can account for over half of the total yearly electricity bill. As a result, it’s crucial to identify air penetration and correct it by insulating the outside of your house. Changing the caulking on a few windows can save you a lot of cash!
Your home will quickly get infested with dust and mold.
We can all agree that a small bit of dust can accumulate in any home, especially if you aren’t the kind to dust twice a week! Except that dust can come in through cracks in your home’s envelope. Mold, on the other hand, indicates that your home has been damaged. You may have gaps in your walls if you notice mice or insects.
The interior paint is fading.
It’s likely that mold has damaged your home’s interior walls and ceilings if you notice darker stains on the paint. When your home’s outside walls aren’t properly sealed, mold can grow inside your walls and ceilings. Re-insulating your home’s exterior will improve its airtightness, as well as your comfort and health.
Exterior paint is peeling away.
As with damaged caulking, peeling paint indicates insufficient insulation. Be sure to think about repainting the outside of your home, if it’s uneven or in disarray. As a result, not only will your home look better, but it will be more energy-efficient.
Your attic has water leaks.
It can be difficult to detect air infiltration, but water infiltration is considerably easier to detect than air intrusion. Mold settles quickly, causing substantial damage to your property and causing health risks. Therefore, it is imperative that you act promptly. The caulking in the region where water has infiltrated should be replaced as soon as possible, and the damage caused by the infiltration should be repaired by professionals.
Early deterioration of door and window surrounds.
The quality of the bottoms of your exterior doors and windows is another indicator that your home’s insulation isn’t up to standard. Your doors and windows are regularly opened to allow fresh air into your home, but air should no longer circulate once they are closed. If your moldings appear old and worn, air, water, and insects may have gotten in. Re-insulating the problematic windows and doors will solve the problem and allow you to enjoy the benefits of a well-insulated home.
You now know where to look for indications that your home’s insulation needs to be replaced. In East Melbourne, Apex Caulking teams are professionals in indoor and window insulation, as well as exterior caulking of homes and structures. Of course, you can do the caulking yourself to increase the waterproofing of your property, but if you’d rather have your home, business building, or condominium caulked by a professional caulking company, please contact us to learn more about our services. If you want to caulk your home yourself, we recommend following the instructions on our website.