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September 6, 2020

Preparing for Winter: Insulation Inspection

One of the best ways to prepare for winter weather involves inspecting your home’s insulation. By checking your home’s insulation before cooler temperatures hit, you’ll be able to save yourself time, headaches and even money later on.

While it may seem like a daunting task, an at-home inspection can be simpler than you think, especially if you know what to look for! Here are a few things to take into account when assessing your home’s insulation:

- Take note of where your home is or is not properly insulated and be on the lookout for telltale signs (i.e. cold spots, holes, echoes, etc.).
- Look into the type of insulation you have (fiberglass, cellulose and foam.).
- Research the R-value and thickness (or depth) of insulation inside your home to make sure you’re fulfilling your home’s needs.

When performing your insulation inspection, it’s important to check common areas such as your attic, garage, crawl space and basement for air leaks. Other essential areas that people may often forget about are your windows and doors, which can have a significant impact on your home’s insulation.

If you notice significant air leaks or cold spots, then it may be time to invest in replacements or new windows and doors. These will not only save you money on heating costs as outdoor temperatures begin to dwindle, but it can also increase your overall comfort levels inside your home by:

o Reducing noise levels from outside

o Keeping pollen, dust and insects from entering your home

o Controlling humidity

At Fischer Lumber we offer a wide selection of windows and doors to fit any style, preference or budget. We have everything from sturdy, energy efficient vinyl replacement windows and high-end extruded aluminum clad wood windows to steel, wood-grain fiberglass and smooth fiberglass exterior doors. Not only can our staff help you select the right materials, but they also go above and beyond the initial sale and can provide you with first-hand knowledge of installation techniques and design considerations to provide you with the best value, every time.

Every home is different, which is why you need to make sure you’re protected against air leaks as well as wasted energy and money. Don’t be caught off guard this winter. Start your home insulation upgrades today. Visit Fischer Lumber and let our knowledgeable store associates help you find everything you need.