Get the Best Insulation Options for Your NJ Home
Homeowners expect great energy efficiency from their homes; to keep it warm in the winter, keep it cool in the summer, and to keep their utility bills low. The first thing you should do is to pay close attention to the type of insulation you use during construction.
Whether you want to add a room to your house or even an entire new level, MAK Construction is here to make your life a little simpler during the process. Here’s a guide to the different insulation options you’ll find for your New Jersey home:
New Jersey requirements
Before you begin the construction process, it’s important to start with the building codes for your home. These codes help to determine the minimum standards you’ll need to follow in your area.
Throughout New Jersey, there are different zones with different specifications of R-value for insulation, which is the measure of how much heat insulation keeps inside or outside. So it’s important that you and your contractor understand what is expected in your home’s zone.
Common insulation options
- Loose-fill — This type of insulation is poured into wall cavities and can be made of cellulose or fibreglass.
- Blown-in — Blown-in insulation can be more tightly packed, but the ceiling and wall cavities must be connected in order for the blow-in to reach both spaces.
- Spray foam — This kind is sprayed into place, where it expands to fill any small areas. It’s great for homes with unusual shapes.
- Batts and rolls — This type of insulation is like sheets of fiberglass that can be rolled out. Batts and rolls are time-consuming to install, and their seams can cause problems, but it’s also an affordable option.
MAK Construction Corp offers a complete range of personalized home improvement services designed to make life easier and more enjoyable for your entire family. No matter what you’re longing for, you can count on us to listen carefully to your needs and follow through with inspired designs and exacting craftsmanship that add real value to your residence. Contact us today so that we can help turn your house into your dream home!