How to remodel your home for better energy efficiency

| by Laura Dwyer
How to remodel your home for better energy efficiency

How would you like to remodel your home and save up to 25 percent on your heating and cooling costs with one step?

It's not a trick question – it's entirely possible with continuous insulation.

Most existing homes have insulation in the walls, but that's not enough. In older homes, warmth leaks through the wooden studs in the walls, transferring expensive heat out of your home. The same thing happens in the summer, as warmth from outside moves into your cool refuge. That's called thermal bridging.

But you can put a stop to that. Continuous insulation on the outside of your home stops thermal bridging, and also air seals your home. In a typical wood frame home, about 25 percent of the wall area is made up of wood studs, which are not insulated. So that's like leaving one wall totally without insulation.

Continuous insulation is one of the best things you can for your existing home. You can stop thermal bridging, and make your home more energy efficient.

One of the benefits of Tyvek® ThermaWrapTM R5.0 is that it combines an R-5 insulation value with a house wrap or water resistive barrier that's applied in one step. With other types of insulation, it may take two operations – one to install the insulation, and then another to apply the house wrap. There's added labor and time, and more opportunities for air and moisture leaks.

So if you're looking for ways to make your existing home more comfortable and efficient, look at Tyvek® ThermaWrapTM R5.0 for an easy-to-install solution.

Read more about continuous insulation solutions.


Topics: Insulation, Thermal Envelope


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