Insulating a house from the outside is an effective way to achieve a comfortable indoor temperature and, at the same time, save on utilities. This can be realized in different ways, depending on your own needs and preferences.
There are several advantages to exterior insulation of a building:
- Minimal costs: The cost of materials and work is usually lower.
- Energy savings: Reduction in heating costs can be up to 60%.
- Durable and aesthetic facade: The appearance of the building is improved and the facade becomes stable and attractive.
- Improved microclimate: This has a positive effect on the quality of life.
- Thermos effect: Keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer.
- Protection against freezing: Prevents the walls from freezing.
- Preservation of the house area: External insulation does not reduce the usable area.
If you want to insulate your home yourself, here are some tips:
Clean the gutters
Clear them of debris to avoid water stagnation.
Prepare the irrigation system
Shut it off for the winter and drain the water to prevent pipes from bursting during freezing.
Install energy-efficient windows
Replace old windows with high-efficiency windows that will prevent heat loss.
Insulate the garage door
This will help save energy.
Remove window air conditioners
If you have window air conditioners, remove them for the winter to avoid drafts.
Inspect the roof and chimney
Identify and repair any damage to avoid freezing in your home.
Stock up on the necessary tools
Have a shovel, salt, ice scrapers, and other equipment on hand for winter home maintenance.
As a reminder, we have already written about how to insulate a house on a budget.
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