Older homes can have lots of things going for them—their charm, quality of construction and original elements can offer a lot of appeal. Not to mention, these homes are often more distinctive than other, more modern properties because the older property is likely unique (as opposed to today’s cookie cutter designs that are very common among modern homes).
However, an older home can also involve a number of disadvantages and challenges. Chief among these is the cost to maintain and repair an older home. As homeowners often discover the hard way, older homes tend to have lots of drafts and inadequate (or perhaps even nonexistent) insulation. This can result in high utility bills (with the heating and air conditioning literally going right out the window), and also makes for an uncomfortable living environment.
From the daily operation standpoint, this means more expense—and even worse, this is wasted expense because the utility costs are so high because the house is letting air escape from every nook and cranny.
Fortunately, there is a solution. Upgrading the insulation of the home by installing spray foam insulation and coating can make a huge difference in both the cost of running the home and the comfort of living in it. Spray foam can be used as a general insulation, but is also a great choice for filling the gaps that can cause drafts and leaks.
Often, homeowners are amazed at just how great the difference is once an older home is upgraded with spray foam insulation. The improvement is immediately noticeable—especially when the lower utility bills start to arrive.
Contractors who want to help customers upgrade the insulation in their older homes can find all the materials they need at Intech Equipment & Supply.