7 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Home’s Insulation

7 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Home’s Insulation

Houses built before the 1980s are sometimes lacking in insulation, depending on the build quality. Many homeowners decide to remedy the situation… and with good reason!


Are certain zones in your residence difficult to heat? Is there condensation on the windows in winter? Can you feel drafts around the doors and windows? It may be that there is not enough insulation behind the walls.

You may believe, however, that undertaking such large-scale renovations isn’t worth it. On the contrary, adding insulation yields several benefits. Read on.

You Could Save Money

You won’t have to spend as much on electricity or gas to heat or cool your home if you improve the insulation. Choose between wool, fibreglass, blown cellulose fibre or even hemp. You can likewise replace the seals around the doors and windows.

For reference, you should know that the roof is responsible for 25% to 30% of all heat loss in a home, compared to 20% for exterior aboveground walls and 10% for basement walls.

It’s Eco-Friendly

Ensuring your residence is properly insulated is definitely green! You will consume less energy since less heat will escape the structure. More energy efficient homes contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions! In short, renovating to add insulation helps fight climate change.

You Will Make Your Home More Comfortable

A well-insulated property is synonymous with comfort. In fact, you will no longer need to have the furnace or air conditioner on full blast to ensure a pleasant living environment. No matter where you are in your home, the temperature will be the same. This will also result in better humidity levels, boosting the occupants’ well-being.

You Will Improve the Air Quality

Insulating with healthy, modern materials is a first step towards better air quality inside the home. Good insulation also keeps the roof and walls free of mould and fungi which can harm the health of those breathing in the surrounding air.

You Will Protect the Building Envelope

Efficient thermal insulation will also maintain the building’s integrity over its entire life by shielding materials against outside moisture, heat and cold.

You Will Hear Fewer Outdoor Noises

Certain methods, like blowing loose fill cellulose fibre inside the walls, also enhances theses partitions' sound damping properties (soundproofing).

As a result, you may be less likely to notice the noise of cars on the street, of children playing in the park adjoining your property, as well as more distant ones such as an airplane flying through the sky. Especially if you’re insulating the roof in addition to installing high energy efficient windows.

You Home Will Be More Appealing to Buyers

Carrying out this type of renovation is a good idea if you plan on selling your property in a few years. Acquiring an older home may be a concern for some buyers; however, they will be more likely to submit an offer if assured that the original insulation materials have been replaced with newer, more efficient ones.


As you can see, there are several excellent reasons for upgrading the insulation inside the walls, ceilings and roof! Effective insulation enhances the occupants’ well-being, is eco-friendly and reduces energy bills. Hire a reputable company to carry out such work, especially if the current insulation material is asbestos.

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