Your state and local building codes probably include minimum insulation requirements, but to build an energy-efficient home, you may need or want to exceed them. For maximum energy efficiency, you should also consider the interaction between the insulation and other building components. This is called the whole-house systems design approach.Designing and constructing an energy-efficient house requires careful planning and attention to details. A whole-house systems approach can help you and your architect develop a successful strategy for incorporating energy efficiency into your home’s design.A whole-house systems approach considers the interaction between you, your building site, your climate, and these other elements or components of your home, including appliances and home electronics, insulation and air sealing, lighting and day lighting, space heating and cooling, water heating, windows, doors, and skylights.
Builders and designers who use this approach recognize that the features of one component in the house can greatly affect other components, which ultimately affects the overall energy efficiency of the house.
The benefits of using a whole-house systems approach include reduced utility and maintenance costs, increased comfort, reduced noise, a healthier and safer indoor environment, and improved building durability.
To properly insulate a new home, you first need to know where you need to insulate and the recommended R-values for each of those areas. Seal Tech Insulation can help you, your builder and architect determine where you need to insulate and the recommended R-values based on your climate and type of heating and cooling system. We can also provide cost estimates and a rate of return.
Spray Foam insulation offers superior insulation performance for increased energy efficiency and sustainable design for new home construction. Icynene® was created with three objectives in mind: to create healthier, quieter, more energy-efficient indoor environments. Spray Foam insulation is suitable for steel- or wood-framed residential or commercial construction. Spray Foam is considered a “green building product,” which adds peace of mind to any construction project.
No project is too small or too big, and no area or shape is too difficult to insulate. Our Spray Foam products were created so that homeowners and trade professionals can reap the benefits of a comfortable, energy-efficient, and healthier indoor environment. It’s a smart investment that will benefit your project in many ways for years to come.
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