Many homeowners give little thought to what goes on inside their home’s structure, as what we don’t know about can’t hurt us, right? Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. What’s known in the industry as a ‘building envelope’ is everything that separates the internal environment of your home from the external environment of the outside world. It envelops your home, if you will. Understanding the role of a building envelope and how you can enhance it means being able to strengthen your home’s protective barrier, producing a safer and more energy-efficient environment for you and your family.
What is a building envelope?
Learning more about this important component of your home’s structure can help you improve your quality of life in various ways. If you want a stronger, more durable home, reduced energy bills, reduced noise levels and more, keep reading. Building envelopes control the climate inside your home, protecting your household from temperature fluctuations, besides being crucial to your home’s structural integrity. If you’re looking to renovate your house or create a loft conversion, for example, it might be necessary to reinforce your building envelope, as it improves how well your house can handle external forces and weight.
Reinforcing your building envelope
As mentioned, reinforcing your building envelope can help you cut down on energy costs by helping your home retain heat in the winter and keep it outside in summer, taking pressure away from your HVAC system. Not only that, but it can strengthen the structure of your house, adding years to its lifespan and providing a superior foundation for renovation projects. The best and most cost-effective way to improve your building envelope is through insulation, as the two work together to provide excellent insulation, prevent air leakages and bolster your home’s structure.
How insulation supports your building envelope
Expertly installed, high-quality insulation is the difference between an efficient and strong building envelope and a quickly deteriorating one. A weak building envelope can not only cost you a small fortune in energy bills, but it can actually impact the health of your household due to air leakage and temperature changes. Investing in insulation to empower your building envelope will actually save you money in the mid-to long-term, not to mention making your home quieter, safer and stronger. Because insulation reduces the rate at which heat enters and exits your home, it can minimize energy transfer throughout the entire structure.
How to get the best insulation
Because insulation is out of sight and typically out of mind for those who don’t understand its importance, many insulation providers use cheap, ineffective materials. King Insulation has been in the business for over 4 decades, and it’s no surprise why. We offer free home estimates to figure out exactly what you need, then we get to work using the highest quality insulation materials and modern installation techniques. There’s a reason we’re industry leaders. Call one of our helpful advisors to schedule a free evaluation today.