For custom home construction, high-performance insulation is one of the most cost-effective ways to minimize your energy use over time. And, thanks to the rapidly rising cost of energy, high-performance insulation can create a huge ROI for you and for the environment.
Insulation is different from airtightness – both qualities are essential characteristics of a high quality building envelope, but both have to be achieved independently. Insulation regulates temperature by preventing thermal bridging – or the passing of heat through solid objects. With a strong thermal resistance (R-value), high-performance insulation prevents the leaking of heat into and out of your house – slowing down the loss of heat while preventing drafts. And high-performance insulation is implemented from cavity to stud; it covers the entire surface of your home’s envelope (foundation, walls, roof) – not just the spaces in between.
Stay tuned next week to learn best practices for implementing high-performance insulation in your custom home building project!
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