When planning an insulation project for their homes, many homeowners focus on the major aspects like cost, type of insulation, and contractors. But often, several smaller details can make a significant difference in the results. These overlooked factors can impact the longevity, effectiveness, and safety of your insulation. Let’s delve into these lesser-considered aspects that deserve your attention.
Home’s Age and Historic Preservation
Homes built before the 1970s often have unique architectural elements. If your house falls into this category, the materials and techniques used in the past might not mesh well with modern insulation methods. For instance, using foam insulation in a vintage house might not allow the house to “breathe” correctly. Also, there might be regulations protecting historic homes. Before diving into the insulation project, understand your home’s unique needs and any preservation guidelines.