Adding insulation to interior walls can go a long way toward improving in-home comfort and energy efficiency. Photo: Rogers Remodel Inc. (2014).

Adding insulation to interior walls can go a long way toward improving in-home comfort and energy efficiency. Photo: Rogers Remodel Inc. (2014).

While insulating exterior walls is standard procedure in residential construction, this isn’t always the case with a home’s interior walls. Actually, many homebuilders neglect to insulate interior walls altogether, which often results in second-rate efficiency and poor soundproofing. For this reason, adding insulation to interior walls can be an inexpensive yet effective way to improve both the comfort and energy efficiency of your home.

Insulation not only improves each room’s heat retention, it also offers better sound reduction throughout the home. This can be especially beneficial regarding bathrooms, where noise from running water and plumbing fixtures can disrupt a peaceful home environment. Combined with a decrease in energy costs year round, it’s easy to see why adding insulation to interior walls can be an advantageous upgrade.

While adding insulation to your interior walls isn’t an especially expensive investment, it’s even more economical to do it during a home remodeling project. Some contractors will cut corners with insulation, but a contractor that’s focused on Green building practices will take every opportunity to improve your home’s energy efficiency.

To find a Diamond Certified ­­­­Green building and remodeling contractor in your area, click on one of the links below.

Alameda County: www.diamondcertified.org/alameda-contractors-green-building-remodeling
Contra Costa County: www.diamondcertified.org/contra-costa-contractors-green-building-remodeling
Marin County: www.diamondcertified.org/marin-contractors-green-building-remodeling
Napa County: www.diamondcertified.org/napa-contractors-green-building-remodeling
San Francisco: www.diamondcertified.org/san-francisco-contractors-green-building-remodeling
Sonoma County: www.diamondcertified.org/sonoma-contractors-green-building-remodeling

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