When it comes to the basics of home insulation, your walls are often overlooked in favor of attic insulation and basement insulation—the top and bottom of your home. But the protection that the home insulation in your Grand Rapids, Lansing, or Kalamazoo house offers is only as good as its weakest link, and walls make up the largest area by square footage by far of all the different areas of your home you can insulate.
WMGB is the leading interior and exterior wall insulation contractor in Holland, MI and the surrounding area, offering retrofit insulation services that can:
- Lower HVAC bills
- Help your heating and cooling systems operate more efficiently
- Improve home comfort and decrease indoor drafts
- Dampen noise pollution
- Reduce indoor air pollutants
How Is Wall Insulation Installed?
Many homeowners avoid upgrading the insulation in their walls, fearing that wall insulation retrofits will be messy and will require tearing apart their walls and throwing the living spaces in their home into disarray.
However, energy efficiency insulation upgrades can actually be done simply and with minimal disruption to your walls and your home in most cases. By strategically drilling a number of small holes, we can often install dense pack blown in insulation directly into these cavities, adding to your existing insulation to bring your walls up to proper levels.
The vast majority of wall insulation work is done on the exterior of your home, leaving your living spaces undisturbed. Improving your wall insulation boosts efficiency but it doesn’t have to be a headache, and you’ll immediately see the benefits once our team is finished.
How Much Wall Insulation Do I Need?
Insulation levels are measured by R-value, which measures resistance to heat. Different insulations have different R-values per inch, so how many inches of insulation you need in your exterior walls will depend on the kind of insulation being used (at WMGB, it’s mostly hard pack blown in cellulose for walls, but we will use spray foam or foam board for some knee wall projects). In the climate zone of our state, the ideal R-value for walls is between R-13 and R-21, and the Michigan insulation experts at WMGB will work with you to find the insulation type that will help best protect your home.
Schedule a Home Energy Audit Today to Get Started
Wall insulation can be one of the hardest areas for a homeowner to measure, since most (if not all) of it is likely hidden away and not easily accessible. Not sure if you could benefit from upgrading your exterior or interior walls with insulation and air sealing? Schedule a home energy audit with a professional blown in and spray foam insulation company like WMGB.
Your home auditor will conduct a visual inspection of your entire house, answer and ask questions about your energy bills and indoor comfort levels, and run advanced testing using infrared thermal imaging cameras and blower doors to scientifically measure and reveal specific weaknesses in your home’s insulation.
Using the results of an audit, we’ll present our best recommendations for how you can move forward with home improvement work that will make a measurable difference in your house.