Who wouldn’t want to increase the value of their home? Every homeowner wants to but they don’t always know how. Common projects that often come to mind include kitchen and bathroom renovations, upgrading siding, and other big-ticket items. In fact, one of the best ways to improve a home’s value is to make it more energy efficient – and that’s just what insulation can do.
More and more people are working hard to help reduce their carbon footprint, which means eco-friendly homes are more popular than ever before. If you have been thinking of ways to make your home more efficient, then we highly recommended calling Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 for a free energy audit. In the meantime, check out three insulation projects that could actually make a big difference in the value of your home.
Add Attic Insulation
Add Basement Insulation
Add Insulation in Your Walls
A popular home improvement magazine creates a “Cost vs. Value Report” each year. In it, they compare the cost of remodeling projects with their overall value at resale. In both 2016 and 2017, fiberglass attic insulation was the top project listed. They found that it recoups its cost by between 107 – 116% instantly. This means that, according to their research, you will instantly see a return on your investment.
This makes sense when you consider that when a roof is uninsulated, about 25% of its heat can escape through the roof. This costs a lot of money in cooler climates and is not cheap even in more temperate climates.
Basements are less common in California than they are in other parts of the country but that makes basement insulation all the more important. These are rooms that are full of moisture. If they are not properly insulated, mold and mildew can thrive. An insulated basement is one that can actually be used instead of used as a storage area.
It is almost always the case that a newer home will have insulation in its walls. However, homes built before the 1970s or ’80s may not have any insulation at all. Though building codes vary by state, it was not until the 1970s that California building code started requiring a certain R-value for new homes. If a wall is closed but not insulated, it allow a lot of heat to leak out. At Progressive Insulation & Windows, we stand ready to help with retrofitting wall insulation.
Call Us Today for More Home Improvement Options
While we are focusing on insulation projects today, the reality is that there are many home improvement projects that can help you enjoy your home more while also improving the value of your home. For example, replacing your windows and installing new doors are both great investments. Contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 now to find out how we can help you boost your home’s price and appeal.