Details of slab edge insulation
When it comes to home insulation, you want to make sure that every nook, cranny, seam and gap is filled.Proper insulation will insure that the conditioned air you pay for stays inside your house where it belongs.
One place where insulating can sometimes be neglected is around the slab edge of your home. The slab edge refers to the edge of the concrete floor slab of a home. If you are feeling a draft around the perimeter of your home along the floor line, it is possible that your home does not have slab edge insulation.
The addition of this insulation in combination with proper air sealing can help to prevent air and water intrusions at the perimeter of your home as well as improve the efficiency of your insulation. Slab edge insulation is just one more step in creating a better building envelope.
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