As you go through the process of building your new home, you are going to face making many building decisions. One of the decisions that you will have to make is what type of insulation you want to use in your new home. Here are three advantages you'll experience if you decide to use continuous insulation in your new home.
#1 Places The Dew Point Outside Of Your Home
With most insulation options, the dew point for the insulation is located inside of the walls of your home. That means that when your home comes into contact with moisture, moisture will be able to enter the walls of your home and accumulate there. This can lead to mold and mildew growing inside the walls of your home.
With continuous insulation, the dew point is located outside of your house so moisture will not accumulate inside of the walls of your home. Moisture will instead be located on the outside walls of your home, where it can more easily evaporate naturally without turning into mold and mildew that can compromise your entire home.
#2 Reduces Heat Loss From Your Walls
With a new home, you are going to want to be able to regulate the heat in your home as best as possible. You are not going to want to lose heat out of your walls and windows. Being able to regulate the heat in your home will help you keep your heating and cooling costs in control for the life of your home.
Continuous insulation will provide your home with a stiff layer of foam that will be wrapped around your exterior wall. It will protect the studs and the wall cavity. There will be no gap in your insulation coverage, which means that warm air will not escape through your walls.
Continuous insulation will help keep the temperature inside of your home more consistent and will help make your home more energy efficient.
#3 Makes Your Home Last Longer
Lastly, using continuous insulation in your home can help increase the overall lifespan that your home will have. When you use continuous insulation, along with other construction methods that are designed to keep water and moisture out of your home, like an advanced drainage plane or moisture barriers, your home will last longer because it is well-protected. Using continuous insulation should also reduce the amount of time and money that you have to invest in repairing and fixing up your home in the long run.