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How many different kinds of roofs can you spot on the houses on your street? A few decades ago, you may have only seen shingle roofs, perhaps with the occasional slate roof mixed in. But these days, there are more kinds of roofing on the market. Metal roofs are becoming common because they can be made from recycled materials. Tile is a popular choice because it lasts a lot longer than other roofing materials. And then there are some roofers who install rubber roofs because they're smooth and easy to install. Learn more about roofs of all types on this blog.



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Interior Wall Insulation Comes With Benefits

The topic of insulation most often centers around adding this material to the exterior walls of a home. However, insulation can also be installed in the interior walls of a home. If you are unfamiliar with adding insulation to the interior areas of a home, learn why this enhancement is so beneficial. 

Greater Climate Control 

The primary reason people install insulation on the exterior walls of their homes is to minimize the amount of cold or hot air that is able to pass in and out of the home. Fortunately, the same benefit is extended with interior wall insulation. As a result, the interior rooms of your home will be cooler in the summer months and warmer during the winter. Greater climate control means lower energy usage and utility costs.

Increased Privacy

Depending on the home's layout, some of the bedrooms might be near common areas in the house. For example, the primary bedroom might be just off the living room. Interior insulation can serve as an added sound barrier for any room. So, if you are in your room having a private conversation and you have guests in the living room, you do not have to worry about them hearing everything in the bedroom.

Enhanced Comfort

Again, the layout of a home does not always allow for the bedrooms to be in more secluded spaces. Especially if you have younger children in the house, the extra noise can keep family members up and disturb their comfort in their room. Since the insulation not only helps keep noises contained inside the room but also blocks sounds from outside the room, the entire family can look forward to a more restful sleep at night, which is essential.

Increase Home Value

The average person moves at least one time. If you fall into this category and will sell your home, getting the most from the sale is the goal. The volume of a home is in part based on the benefits it will extend to the buyer. From greater comfort around the house to the potential for lower heating and cooling costs, these advantages will not be overlooked by the buyer. As a result, you will likely be able to take advantage of the benefits of an increased home value.  

If you are building a new home or planning a significant renovation and want to upgrade your home, speak with an installer to learn more about interior insulation.