If you’re looking at ways to keep your home airtight in both the summer and the winter, insulation is key to creating an energy efficient space. Insulation is measured by its capacity to resist air flow. This is referred to as R-value. The higher the R-value, the more insulating capabilities it produces. One way to get the most out of your insulation and improve overall R-value is to use multiple types in different areas of your home. Using them together can help save money on installation and improve overall efficiency over time. Roof and Attic Area While your roof needs some ventilation through exhaust vents to allow the frame of your house to breathe, it should be as airtight as possible. Using a combination of rolled insulation with foam insulation allows you to achieve good insulating factors. SPF or spray polyurethane foam uses a chemical compound that creates a material that expands on contact. The foam provides excellent coverage and a moisture barrier against fluctuating temperatures. This allows the installer to get into the nooks and crannies inside your attic area. Using SPF insulation on the ceiling and walls and rolled insulation on the floor of the attic allows for more warm air to stay trapped inside the home during the winter. Walls If you have new construction, you can add a layer of rolled insulation to the studs of your home so your interior is insulated properly. Adding blown-in cellulose materials to the exterior of the home between the studs and the siding helps fill in the gaps that the rolled insulation misses. This provides additional protection against the cold temperatures but also keeps the home cool during the summer months. Basement Or Crawlspace It’s important to keep the foundation of your home insulated properly. Use multiple methods to get the best solution for your home. Insulated wall panels can be used in new construction after pouring the foundation or afterward to provide an added layer of comfort for your home’s exterior. Insulation panels can also be installed with rolled insulation underneath your home if you have a crawlspace. Doors And Windows After insulating your entire house, don’t forget about your windows and doors. These areas lose a lot of heat because of hairline cracks or gaps in between the frame and sash. Improve their overall insulating value by installing caulk or insulating foam strips along visible gaps. For added protection, custom-fit window inserts work by providing an air-tight seal. These can be easily removed during the summer months and reused as needed. Maximizing ways to insulate your home is the best way to cut down on heat bills in the winter and prevent your air conditioner overworking in the summer....