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Getting your insulation right is critical to creating a sustainable home

It seems global warming is on everyone’s minds these days. We’re launching reusable rockets into space, all our vehicles are becoming electric powered and governments around the world are invested in developing renewable energy sources. New Zealanders are slowly moving away from traditional energy sources such as gas and coal and moving more to sustainable and renewable ones such as solar.

Over the next decade most of us will change to electric vehicles and many of our household tools like lawn mowers and weed eaters will be replaced with battery operated alternatives. While all this innovation is great, New Zealand households are going to be looking for ways to create energy efficient, sustainable home’s.

What is a sustainable home anyway?

A sustainable home is designed or retrofitted to optimise it’s use of water and energy. The obvious advantage of a sustainable home is a significant reduction in energy consumption, but by making these changes you’re also making a contribution to improving the environment. By replacing older inefficient systems with new low-impact and high-performance materials, you help to create a healthier environment for yourself, your family and our planet.

With this in mind – here are 5 things you can do to retrofit your house into a sustainable home.

Reevaluate your home’s insulation

Until recently, insulation standards in New Zealand have been pretty poor. Having a high-performing thermal envelope around your home is key to creating a energy efficient, sustainable home. If there is little or no insulation in your roof and walls, any effort you put into heating and cooling your home easily escapes through gaps in your thermal envelope.

Talk to an insulation professional like CosyWall Insulation. We’d be happy to give you advice on what you could do to seal your thermal envelope and improve the insulation standards of your property.

Install Solar Panels

It’s getting easier and cheaper to install solar panels to your home. With the right setup, you can generate all the power you need for your home and lifestyle. Kiwi’s that can power their homes with clean energy means that you’re lowering your carbon footprint and avoiding fossil fuels.

Upgrade your appliances to energy efficient ones

Appliance manufacturers have got really good at creating low energy, efficient appliances. Dishwashers, dryers and fridges all use a lot of power, especially the older ones. If you are upgrading, make sure you look for the energy rating stickers on the front of these appliances when deciding what to buy.

Install high-performance windows for a sustainable home

Windows can account for up to 50% of your homes heat losses. High-performance windows make a huge difference in lowering your heating and cooling bills. New technologies like double glazing, special coatings and better construction methods mean new joinery performances much better today and helps you out on your journey to creating a sustainable home.

Change out those old light bulbs to new LED lights.

This goes without saying but LED technology is over 90% more efficient that older lightbulbs. The small investment in upgrading the lights in your pales in comparison to the future savings you’ll make from having your house running on LEDs.

If you’d like to know more about creating a sustainable home, the team at CosyWall Insulation would be happy to help. Give us a call if you’ve got any questions, we’d love to hear from you!

Are you living in a cold house? It might be due to poor insulation.

You know winter is just around the corner when you start piling on extra layers. It’s not always easy to understand what causes a cold house and there are a number of factors that could influence this however, the most likely cause is poor insulation.

We’ve been insulating homes for many years and we’re sorry to say older New Zealand homes are generally poorly insulated. For most our customers, we find there’s poor insulation in the roof, and it might have deteriorated over time. We also find there is little to no insulation in the walls and floors leading to a cold house. This usually means large energy bills over winter because all your heat is quickly escaping through gaps in your home’s thermal barrier.

In these uncertain times, staying well is of paramount importance and we love helping our customers create warm, dry and healthy homes. If you’re considering insulating or re-insulating your home here are a few things worth considering.

Check the quality of your current insulation

Is your roof insulation thick enough and in good condition?

This might involve a trip to the attic. Grab a ladder and poke your head into the ceiling and shine a torch around. Can you see any insulation in the roof? This might look like insulation blankets placed on top of the floor joists or a loose-fill material that covers the ceiling.

Have a look at the condition of any existing material. Is there a good amount or has it started to deteriorate? If your ceiling insulation is less than 200mm thick it might need to be upgraded. If heat is escaping through your roof it’s going to create a cold house that’s costly to heat up.

Between 40-50% of your home’s heat loss occurs through the roof, so it’s important to make sure the roof cavity is well insulated. If you’re unsure, take a few pictures and send them through to us and we can help provide some advice and direction.

Do you have any wall insulation?

If you’ve got a cold house, this might be caused by a lack of wall insulation. It might be difficult to find out if you have wall insulation, and usually, you’ll need to remove your wall lining to know for sure. You’ll generally be able to tell if your walls are uninsulated because you’ll usually find they are damp or wet on a winter’s morning. Another way to see is simply by tapping on the walls – do they sound hollow or have an echo?

If your walls are insulated, you’ll usually find the noise is deadened but most walls in older New Zealand homes have never been insulated. It’s important to fix this as soon as possible as between 30-40% of your home’s heat loss occurs through the walls.

If you’re unsure, have a chat with our team and we’ll be able to arrange a free home assessment. We’ll come and inspect the home and make sure your walls are insulated.

Do you have any underfloor insulation?

If you’re able to get under your house have a look to see if there are insulation blankets under the floor. Is the material in good condition or are there gaps?

Having underfloor insulation is important to complete your home’s thermal barrier as between 5-10% of your home’s heat loss happens through your floors.

Poor insulation or missing insulation will typically result in a cold house.

So you’ve checked your home and you’ve found some issues. If parts of your home are uninsulated, this will lead to gaps in your thermal envelope. Over winter, your warm inside air is always going to try and escape outside and insulation creates a thermal barrier, which stops or slows this process from occurring. Any gaps in your thermal envelope will mean that air can easily escape out the home and this is why your home is so cold.

By fully insulating your home you’re effectively sealing your thermal barrier which not only creates a nice warm environment inside, but also reduces your home’s energy costs as you’ll be putting less effort into heating and cooling your home.

If you’re interested in understanding more about your home’s thermal barrier check out our article about it here.

Did you know insulation can help soundproof your home?

One of the added advantages of insulation is that it helps create a barrier that reduces noise transfer, particularly in your walls. Because the insulation is such a dense material, sound waves find it hard to penetrate and once your home is insulated, you’ll notice a reduction in the amount of noise that enters your home.

Let the experts sort out your home insulation.

All your home hardware stores will sell insulation and if you’re brave and you know what you’re doing you can try installing new insulation yourself. We’ve found DIY insulation has mixed results as if it’s not installed properly you can still end up with gaps in your thermal barrier.

The best and most effective solution to warm up your cold house is to give us a call and we’ll make sure a qualified installer does the job the right way. Usually, the process of fully insulating your home only takes a day or two. Insulation can be easily installed without removing the linings from your walls/roof and once we’re done, the only evidence we were ever there will be the cosy inside environment you’ll now be able to enjoy!

Understand what causes black mould and what you can do about it

Mould is a form of fungus which can be black, white, orange, green or purple. They are small organisms that can live almost anywhere indoors or outdoors and reproduces lightweight spores that travel through the air.

Most of us are exposed to small, harmless amounts of mould every day, however, when these little spores land on a damp spot in your home, it can start to grow. Prolonged exposure or exposure in high amounts can lead to serious health issues.

Health issues caused by mould

Many people are unaware that black mould can cause health issues. When mould is found in high levels inside your home it can cause allergies, lead to asthma attacks and in severe cases even lead to respiratory infections. The deadliest mould is called Stachybotrys which is more commonly referred to as “black mould”. This is one of the most dangerous types of mould and can cause flu-like symptoms, diarrhoea, headaches, memory loss and severe respiratory damage.

How does black mould grow?

For black mould to grow indoors, it needs moisture and food. Black mould tends to thrive in warm and frequently moist environments such as your kitchens and bathrooms. Moisture is a key factor influencing mould growth indoors. Controlling indoor moisture can dramatically help to limit its growth. Moisture control is crucial as, in the right conditions, mould can begin to grow indoors in as short as 24 to 48 hours. One of the best ways to control moisture in your home is to fully insulate it, ensuring its thermal envelope is sealed. While most people have wall and floor insulation, typical New Zealand houses lack wall insulation. Uninsulated walls can easily let moisture into your home.

Black Mould does not need a lot of water to grow. A little condensation in a bathroom or around your windows can be enough for mould to start growing. Common sites for indoor mould growth include bathroom tiles and grout, the corners of your walls, areas around windows, near leaky plumbing, and around sinks. The most common causes of moisture in your home include roof leaks, condensation due to high humidity, poor insulation, cold spots in a building, or leaks in plumbing fixtures.

Besides moisture, mould also needs food in the form of nutrients to grow. Mould can grow on virtually any organic substance. Most buildings are full of organic materials that mould can use as food, including many building materials and household furnishings.

What can you do to avoid mould growth in your home?

Weather conditions in New Zealand widely vary between the summer and winter months making it difficult to control moisture and condensation.

One of the best ways to control moisture in your home is to fully insulate it, ensuring its thermal envelope is sealed. While most people have roof and floor insulation, typical New Zealand houses lack wall insulation and uninsulated walls can easily let moisture into your home.

CosyWall Insulation is an excellent insulation product that can be installed in virtually any New Zealand home. It is blown into the wall through small holes from either the inside or the outside of the home which are then patched up following the installation so you’ll never know the process was done. You will instantly notice a much more stable inside temperature which, among the many other benefits, will help you control the moisture inside the home. Controlling moisture in your home will in turn help prevent black mould in the future.

Contact the team at CosyWall Insulation today for a free assessment of your home.

Are you living in a cold damp house? Here’s what you can do about it!

Why is my home always damp in the morning?

Are you living in a cold, damp house where you wake up and the windows are wet in the mornings? You’re not alone, in fact, many older New Zealand homes suffer from this exact issue. Homes that were built 20-30 years ago didn’t have the same insulation standards that exist in today’s building code. Additionally, homes weren’t required to be properly ventilated and the construction approach meant that gaps could show up in the structure of the building which allowed airflow in and out of the house. All this adds up to a cold and damp house which is hard to heat in the winter and challenging to cool in the summer.

What causes dampness and condensation?

If your living in a damp house, the issue is to do with the amount of moisture in the air. Dampness is caused by condensation and moisture in your home. This is most noticeable in winter. When the temperature starts to plumate, condensation rises. You’ll know you’ve got an issue when you start noticing moisture on the windows and mould growing in parts of your home. You may also start to notice decayed flooring and paint starting to peel off the walls.

It can be a big problem that leaves furniture and clothes damaged and can also lead to health issues like asthma and other respiratory ailments. Running a dehumidifier may help reduce moisture levels but it is only a temporary solution. Addressing the root of the issue by properly insulating and ventilating your home is the best way to ensure that you have a healthy home for you and your family.

What can I do about dampness in the home?

There are a few things that you should start to address in your home. If you are renting, these are issues you should raise with your landlord as soon as possible.

Install an extractor fan in the kitchen

Cooking creates a lot of steam and if your house isn’t properly ventilated all this excess moisture gets trapped in the home. Adding or improving your ventilation systems and installing extractor fans in the kitchen will help reduce moisture. These are readily available at most appliance stores and can be easily installed.

Get rid of bathroom moisture

Long, hot showers may feel amazing but they also create a lot of steam and moisture. To prevent this from spreading to other parts of the house it is important to make sure your bathroom is well ventilated. Make sure you have a good extractor fan and your bathroom door is closed when showering. It also helps to open your bathroom windows so steam doesn’t get trapped in the room.

If you want to fix your damp house, you must let it breathe

Opening the windows and doors in your home for just 15 minutes in the morning will aid in the ventilation of your home as it allows any moisture to dry out and any lingering dampness to disappear.

Insulate your home

Yes, you probably know how important insulation is but what you may not know about is your home’s thermal barrier. Older homes may have a little insulation in the ceiling or underfloor but often the walls were left uninsulated. This is one of the biggest causes of dampness in the home. Ensuring your home is well insulated should be at the top of your priority list.

While it may seem like a daunting task, technology has improved which means your walls can now be insulated without having to remove the linings and cause a huge disruption. Choosing a blown product like CosyWall Insulation makes it easy and cost-effective to install. It can be blown through small holes drilled from either the inside or outside of the home. These can be easily repaired after the install, so you’ll never know the process was done.

A free home assessment can be done on your property to find the best approach for insulating your home. Contact the team at CosyWall Insulation today to find out more.

Health issues caused from mould growth in your home

Having mould growth in your home can be a costly and dangerous problem. Black mould, also known as Stachybotrys, can release spores into the air as it feeds on organic materials common in most houses. These spores, if inhaled, can lead to a range of mild to series symptoms for your family.

The most common symptoms of black mould are associated with your respiratory response, however, symptoms may be more severe if you have a mould allergy.

  • Regular coughing or sneezing
  • Sore or itchy eyes
  • Sore throat
  • Skin rashes
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Headaches

If left untreated, prolonged exposure to black mould can cause more serious or dangerous health issues. If you are noticing nausea, vomiting and/or bleeding in the lungs and nose, this is usually a sign that urgent treatment is required. If you are seeing any of these indicators you must take swift action and approach your medical practitioner immediately.

Serious black mould infestations can be very costly to remove and may require a professional. In some situations, renovations may be necessary to replace damaged materials to resolve the problems; which is why we recommend taking steps to address the underlying causes of black mould quickly.

Treatment for mould growth

There are several treatments for mould allergies or acute mould exposure symptoms including nasal sprays, rinses and allergy shots. Antihistamines are also available from most pharmacies which can help your immune response.

If you are experiencing any mould related symptoms it is best to seek advice from your local medical practitioner immediately.

What can I do to remove black mould?

If you start noticing mould growing on your walls it is usually an indication of high levels of moisture in your home. In New Zealand, this is likely caused by poor insulation and/or ventilation in your home. It may be helpful to have an expert come and do a healthy home assessment to determine any weak points that need addressing.

Mould usually occurs in damp or moist places throughout the home. That is why you will typically start noticing mould growth in bathrooms and kitchens.

Bathrooms tend to be the worst culprit as the room can be badly ventilated, leading to mould growth. Having a good extractor fan in the bathroom is critical in removing excess moisture from the room.

Likewise, a good extraction system in the kitchen can help remove moisture caused by cooking and food preparation.

Another major factor is to do with poor insulation in your walls. If you find condensation regularly building up overnight or damp walls, this usually means there is no insulation in the walls. Hollow cavities in your walls allow moisture to get in and become trapped creating the perfect environment for mould growth. Insulating your walls is one of the best ways to control the moisture in your home. Using a blown insulation product like CosyWall Insulation is a great way to fix this issue.

CosyWall can easily blow into your walls from either the inside or outside of the home without having to remove the linings. Once installed, it helps seal your home’s thermal envelope and stabilises your home’s temperature.

Talk to an expert

If you think you need some help from an expert feel free to have a chat with one of our CosyWall Insulation team members. They can help you organise a free home assessment and provide you with the best solution for your home. Email us on sales@wallinsulation.co.nz or contact us today to find out more.

5 reasons why you should insulate your home before winter

Winter is coming! With colder weather just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to keep our homes warm and cosy. One of the biggest factors that help reduce cold air entering your home and keeping the heat in is insulation.

Here are 5 reasons why you should insulate your home before winter.

1. IT’LL REDUCE YOUR ENERGY BILLS DURING WINTER
Good quality insulation will help retain warmth within your home, meaning you won’t need to use your heater as much! Insulation is designed to keep your home cool during the summer, and warm in winter, so that your A/C and heaters won’t need to be used as often. Not only will your energy thank you in winter, but all other seasons too.

2. SAY GOODBYE TO WINTER DRAFTS
Nobody likes those chilly winter drafts. They’re usually caused by holes and gaps that allow cold air to enter your home, meaning you probably have poor insulation. Good quality insulation can help block out those gaps and holes to ensure warm air stays in, and the cold air stays out.

3. NO MORE COLD FLOORS
Cold floors make it that much harder to get out of bed during those cold winter mornings! Floor insulation can make a huge difference in making your floors feel warmer and comfortable during winter.

4. IT HELPS PROTECT AGAINST FREEZING PIPES
Many homes suffer from freezing pipes in the winter, which is often caused by major air leakage in your crawlspace or basement. This can lead to a pipe burst which can result in expensive repairs. Pipe lagging can help prevent freezing pipes so that it doesn’t burst in the first place.

5. SCHEDULE IN YOUR INSULATION SOONER RATHER THAN LATER
You’ll want to insulate your home before winter rolls around, as contractors’ schedules’ fill up very quickly in colder months. So, the longer you wait to insulate, the longer you’ll have to put up with a cold home. It’s a good idea to prepare before the winter rush comes along.

Get in touch with us at CosyWall Insulation to help keep your home warm this winter!

Can you install insulation yourself?

So you consider yourself a bit of a handyman? It looks easy right? Just rip off the GIB and throw some batts in the walls and your done – no need to hire an insulation company after all – right?

While a lot of people do attempt to install their own insulation, there’s a few things you should be aware of it you do. It can be tricky business and there’s a few health hazards to be aware off as well.

Choosing the right insulation.

First things first, make sure you choose the right insulation. Are you insulating your roof, your walls or your floors? Are you going to use foam, fibreglass, cellulose, mineral wool or polystyrene insulation? What R rating are you trying to achieve and do you have the equipment necessary to install insulation yourself?

Roof insulation could be different depending on what style roof you have and how much of a cavity there is to deal with. Many New Zealand roofs have large open attics and most people will use a loose fill or fibreglass batts. Installing insulation in your roof is probably the easiest type to do yourself, but it can be a time consuming job and you’ll need to be careful to ensure there’s no gaps in your installation.

Foam is also an option for your roof or walls but it’s a difficult substance to install at the best of times. Foam insulation is essentially is sprayed on wet and it dries into a durable layer of foam. It’s a messy process and can be rather unsightly.

Wall Insulation can also be challenging. If you’re doing this yourself it will probably mean pulling the GIB off the walls and finding the right Batts to put in. It can be a bit of a jigsaw puzzle to try and fit everything in around the frames and joists without leaving gaps, and even if you manage to get it all in place, you’re left with the daunting task of fixing up all your internal walls.

The floors, well that all depends on access under the house. Many people will either leave this one altogether or there’s also an option of fibreglass insulation rolls than can be stapled to the underfloor of your house.

Possible Health Risks when installing insulation.

Many insulation products can be quite hazardous to your health. It’s always important to have the right safety equipment including masks, goggles and a long sleeve shirt.

Some insulation products can contain small particles that can be easily inhaled. They can cause skin and eye issues and possibly lead to respiratory issues down the track.

You’ll also want to be careful about installing insulation around electrical wires and light fittings. If installed incorrectly, it could lead to electrical issues and put you at risk of a fire.

Perhaps you should leave it to the experts?

So in summary, yes, you can install insulation yourself but you need to make sure you know what you’re doing. But really, it’s a far more sensible idea to call an expert.

The team at CosyWall Insulation are experts in installing insulation. It’s a quick and easy process to get an assessment done on your property and we have specialised tools and products which make it much easier to install into your home. You can also rest assured that the job will be done right as CosyWall is Codemark certified and has a special auditor that ensures the quality and standard of your installation is done right. The best part – CosyWall Insulation is nationwide so regardless of where you are in New Zealand, we’re here to help.

Call the team at CosyWall today on 0800 267 992 or email sales@wallinsulation.co.nz for a obligation free chat.

Can Updating Your Insulation Increase Your Home’s Property Value?

When you’re selling your home, getting the highest offer possible is one of your biggest priorities. Although you can’t control factors like the current mortgage interest rates or the state of the economy, there are a few things you can do to increase the resell value of your home. One of the biggest ways to increase your home’s property value is insulation. If you’ve ever had to rug up with layers to stay warm indoors, you’ll understand why insulation is such a big draw card. Sadly for many of New Zealand’s older homes poor insulation (or no insulation at all) means cold houses.  And unimpressed buyers.

If you’re looking to sell your home for max return, it’s worth noting that insulation does more than just keep your house warm, it helps sell your house.

Here’s a few reasons insulation is worth installing if you’re looking to increase your home’s property value:

An insulated home is usually a well-looked after home

Potential buyers know there’s a good chance a home with good insulation is free of damp, mould or mildew problems.  It’s also a good indication that the owner of the home has looked after the property. Because insulation is integral to your home being healthy (Homes that are poorly insulated, damp, or cold can cause health issues like respiratory problems or diseases like rheumatic fever) and liveable, buyers are more likely to purchase a home that is ready to live in from the get go.

It’s less work for the buyer

While you’re looking for top dollar for your home, often buyers are stretched when it comes to meeting the purchase price. If further costs are involved, like installing insulation, they might be less likely to purchase. Much like the point above, a buyer is more likely to be interested in a home that is ready to live in and isn’t going to incur further costs or work. Installing good insulation before you go to market makes your home more appealing against the competition.

An insulated home is a more energy-efficient home

While insulation might not raise your home value in a visible way, like fresh landscaping or a new kitchen does, an insulated home pays a small return on the investment by lowering  heating and cooling bills. A fully insulated house needs about half the heating of an uninsulated house. Efficiencies in your home also mean there is less waste of valuable resources as reliance on natural resources is minimised.

As well as being a sure fire way to increase your home’s property value as well as helping your house to become more comfortable and liveable. With all the benefits of an insulated house, it has been recognized by the New Zealand government that insulation is compulsory for a comfortable  and As of July 1, 2019, rental houses New Zealand wide are required to be insulated. To find out more about insulating your home, contact us for an assessment.

4 ways to make your home more energy efficient

Did you know that you can adopt some new ideas and habits that not only reduce your impact on the environment but also create a healthier situation for your home? Living a more green life doesn’t have to be costly – in fact, quite the opposite! Creating a more energy efficient home will save you a lot of money in the long run with different innovations and renovations helping you cut bill costs.

Did you know that you can adopt some new ideas and habits that not only reduce your impact on the environment but also create a healthier situation for your home? Living a more green life doesn’t have to be costly – in fact, quite the opposite! Creating a more energy efficient home will save you a lot of money in the long run with different innovations and renovations helping you cut bill costs.

Read on to find out four ways you can make your home healthier for you and the planet.

Insulate your home

Your home insulation is one of the most important features to consider when you’re trying to save energy. A fully insulated house needs about half the heating of an uninsulated house – that’s huge! Many New Zealand homes have poor insulation or no insulation at all which means higher reliance on heaters and fans in a bid to warm or cool down the house during different seasons. Wall insulation. on the other hand, can help save up to 35% of your homes heat.  It’s also important to inspect and upgrade insulation as Old insulation doesn’t have the same insulative properties as newer insulation. Efficiencies in your home also mean there is less waste of valuable resources as reliance on natural resources is minimised.

Put your house to bed

At the end of the day, you’re not the only one who needs a break. Your home needs to unwind and unplug. Having unneeded appliances and electronics running constantly will drive your overall energy costs through the roof – save on this by simply unplugging and switching them off.

Seal All Windows

Go the extra mile by sealing the air leaks in and around the windows in your home. If your windows are drafty, consider adding weatherstripping around the frames. Add a bead of silicone caulk over any cracks in your drywall or apply a sheet of shrink film to your windows. Sealing gaps and cracks is an easy and inexpensive way to lower energy costs.

Replace Incandescent Bulbs

Halogen bulbs, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs offer longer lasting light and are more energy-efficient than your old incandescent bulbs. Since the average home uses 40 bulbs, switching over to greener bulbs is a great way to save on your electrical bill. Sure, the upfront cost is a bit more, but you will save more money in the long run because they last longer and use less energy.

Dimmers are also a great way reduce energy costs as you’re able to control the wattage that the lightbulbs use. great way to set the ambiance of a room. Another handy tip for having dimmers is that they can also extend the life of your lightbulbs.

To find out more about making your home more energy efficient with insulation, get in touch today!

5 signs of a poorly insulated home

Does your home have efficient insulation? If your home was insulated years ago and isn’t up to current standards, you may be noticing the signs of a poorly insulated home. It can result in uncomfortable and unhealthy living conditions and should be treated as soon a possible to reduce its harmful effects.

Here’s a few signs of poor insulation to look out for.

1. HIGH ENERGY BILLS
Have your energy bills increased over the years? This may be due to poor insulation within your home. If your insulation is old, it may have begun to settle – causing the insulation to be less effective, and making your home unprotected from cold and hot temperatures. This can result in high energy costs from needing to use the heater more often in winter and using air conditioning or fans in the summer.

2. UN-EVEN TEMPERATURES AROUND YOUR HOME
Insulation provides homes with even temperatures throughout your home. So if you feel like different rooms have different temperatures – like feeling extremely cold in the kitchen, but then too warm in your bedroom – you’re in need of better insulation.

3. COLD WALLS AND FLOORS
A good test on determining whether your home is insulated efficiently or not is to do the ‘touch test’. Feel your ceilings, walls and floors – they should be warm and dry – however, if they are cold or damp, it means your home doesn’t have enough insulation. The touch test also includes feeling your exterior walls – these walls should feel cold, as it means your insulation is doing its job of keeping warm air inside the home.

4. CHILLY DRAFTS IN YOUR HOME
Feeling chilly drafts is common in homes with poor insulation. It’s caused by cool air entering through window frames and doorways. Spray foam insulation can be added to these areas to help prevent these cool drafts, to ensure your home feels much warmer in colder weather.

5. EXTRA MOULD, CONDENSATION, AND MOISTURE
Noticing extra mould, moisture, or condensation around your home? This is generally a sign of bad insulation or ventilation in your home. Condensation is the process of damp air turning into liquid, making your home feel damp, and resulting in mould and moisture around your home. Keeping your home warm with quality insulation can help reduce the risk of mould and moisture.

PROTECT YOUR HOME WITH QUALITY INSULATION

If you’re noticing any of the 5 signs stated above, it’s important to act on it quickly to prevent any further damage to your home or health from poor insulation. At CosyWall Insulation, our experts can help you quickly determine if your home needs more or better insulation. We provide our clients with high-quality insulation to help improve their living conditions and prevent health issues from poor insulation.

Get in touch to learn more about how we can help you ensure your insulation needs are up to standard.