Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am. Have your most pressing home improvement questions answered by calling 651-461-9226. Here’s must-know information from our in-house deck specialist, Luke Panek, shared on 11.13.21.
Why Porch Installation With Insulation is Essential
The pandemic has led to many instances where homeowners are working remotely long-term. This has led to a surge in requests for three- and four-season porches. Three season porches allow for expanded natural light and fresh air. Three-season rooms require an exterior grade door. Homeowners can heat and cool the space as they wish. Four-season rooms must be conditioned, just like the rest of a home. This means it must meet all the home insulation codes for the wall, attic, and floor. A typical way to heat and cool a four-season porch is with an air source heat pump. An air source heat pump has freon in it and heats and cools a room using ambient exterior air. Extending a home’s HVAC system into a four-season room is often problematic because the system frequently struggles to regulate the temperature of the home’s thermostat is often located so far away from the four-season room.
A Glance At Attic Insulation
When it comes to attic insulation, a contractor should be able to fully explain why they recommend using the materials they do. In modern attics with a rectangular shape and typical roof pitch, spray foam insulation is often used for attic air sealing. From there, insulating your home with blown in loose fill cellulose will do the job. Walls often have a combination of spray foam insulation and fiberglass.
House Wall Insulation
House walls are best insulated from the outside. This is because the insulation can be continuous and without interruptions by wood framing. This is best done during the siding installation process. An insulated house wrap, such as Insultex™ House Wrap®, should be used.
A reliable house siding to accompany Insultex™ House Wrap® is LP® SmartSide® pre-finished in Diamond Kote®. It wins favor with homeowners and contractors because of its beauty and its 35-year finish warranty.