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3 Reasons To Account For Insulation When Designing Your Home

by Frank Lynch

Many people are usually excited about the design of their dream homes and fail to consider the issue of insulation. As such, they will end up getting a contractor to make costly modifications in their homes to cater for insulation purposes. Below are reasons why you should account for insulation in the process of designing your house.  

It prevents unnecessary modifications.

If you consider the issue of insulation, your house will be built with different features that make proper insulation possible. An example includes vents which will enable fresh air to get into the house. You can also install an air conditioner to help in the regulation of the temperature in your house. However, when you fail to consider the aspect of insulation, you will have no option but to make some modifications to your house. An example is having to break through the walls to create vents or to install an air conditioning system for the whole house. These changes can be costly and you might have to get alternative accommodation when your house is being modified. 

Ensures a healthy living environment

When a house has proper insulation, it creates an ideal living environment for the consumers. Failure to take this factor into account makes the house unsuitable for your family members. The weather conditions can cause people to develop health complications due to exposure to the elements. As such, to avoid these health complications, it is necessary to consider insulation as a critical feature in the design process of your house. 

Makes the house safe for accommodation in different weather conditions

Insulation helps to prevent the occupants of the house from being exposed to extreme weather conditions. When you fail to install features to cater for insulation, there are high chances that your house will be inhabitable especially in the winter months. One option that will be available to you is spending a considerable amount of money on alternative heating options such as electric heaters or a fireplace. The other option is moving to a warmer house until the cold season ends. Both of these choices are costly since the problem can be prevented by ensuring the house design you select has sufficient features to cater for insulation. 

Do not assume that your architect and contractor know what is ideal for you. Ask them about the insulation options available and the ones which are most suitable for you. This will eliminate any problems that might arise in future because of poor insulation methods. 


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Choosing the Right Material For a Construction Project

If you are planning to start a new construction project, you may be wondering about the best type of materials to use. About 6 months ago, I decided to carry out an extensive renovation of my home. This would involve demolishing one wall, extending the kitchen and the construction of a new patio area. I really wasn't sure which materials would be best. I consulted with a contractor and he explained the pros and cons of each material. In the end, I opted for wood and steel. I am really pleased with the end results. I hope this blog helps you to plan your construction project.