Homeowners have long associated insulation with winter because insulation is supposed to keep them warm. Protect their buildings from cold winds and drafty air leaks. Prevent them from having to inch their thermostat up.
Insulation absolutely does all that, and then some. But here’s a little secret: Spring is a great (if not better) time to insulate your home. Here’s why:
1. Insulating in the spring will help prepare your home for the hot summer months ahead. Let’s face it: Two of your biggest home expenses are heat and air conditioning. Heat may edge out air conditioning in most cases because of the cost of fuel, but running air conditioners all day can take a toll on your energy bill too. In the warmer summer months, insulation will help keep cooled air inside your building, and keep hot, humid air outside where it belongs. If properly installed, insulation will also help prevent costly air leaks, and keep your central air unit or air conditioner running more efficiently. This means, of course, that you’ll save money on your energy bill.
2. You’ll face less competition. Reputable insulation contractors are NOT a dime a dozen. This means that come fall, the honest, reputable contractors are busy; lots of homeowners are contacting them, looking to prepare their buildings for winter. Soon enough the contractor may become too busy and may not have enough time for everyone. They might have to turn some homeowners away to make sure they effectively serve their current clients. One of the homeowners the contractor turns away may be YOU. So, if you want the best service without having to compete with a lot of other homeowners, insulate during off-peak seasons, like the spring.
3. Some types of insulation love cooler spring weather. Spray foam, in particular, is
affected by extreme heat and cold, making installation in the winter and summer a little
bit tougher. Excess heat can cause spray foam to cure too quickly, and cold weather may cause the spray foam to crack and peel away from the substrate. Spring, on the other hand, with its cooler temperatures, is kind to spray foam products and the equipment used to install it. Since we almost always recommend spray foam to people who can budget for it, we’ll go one step further and say that spring is the best time of year to install this type of insulation.
Keep in mind that despite what time of year it is, insulation isn’t a cure-all for saving money on your energy bill. In addition to a well-insulated building, you need properly weather-stripped doors and windows, energy-efficient appliances, and the vigilance to turn off lights and unplug electronics when not in use.
Tridon stands ready to answer all your burning questions and, or course, help you with all your insulation needs!
Tridon Industries is an installer of insulation, spray-applied fire proofing, firestopping, and intumescent coatings. Based in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Tridon Industries’ installation services extend throughout the Northeast United States.
Tridon Industries is 100% woman-owned and is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, the City of Philadelphia, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. In the years 2003 – 2005 Tridon Industries was listed on the Philadelphia 100®, a list published by Philadelphia Business Journal that honors the fastest growing privately-held companies in the Greater Philadelphia region. In 2007, 2009, and 2011 the same publication ranked Tridon Industries one of the Top 100 Woman-Owned Businesses in
its annual Book of Lists. Tridon Industries was named one of the Top 25 Insulation Contractors by the trade publication RSI Magazine in 2007.
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