Insulation makes a home safer and more efficient. It limits the amount of heat loss as there is no thermal bridging in a well-insulated home. The term thermal bridging refers to a reflection of the heat that exists within the home’s interior sections. The reflected heat cannot warm the home’s inhabitants. Insulation keeps the outside air from leaking into the home’s interior spaces. It functions like a blanket for the insulated house.

It keeps water vapor from seeping into the insulated dwelling.

If allowed in, the water vapor could erode the walls and trigger a rotting of the building’s frame. Obviously, no family could feel safe, if it had to live in a house with a rotting frame.

The presence of water vapor could also encourage the growth of mold. The mold would grow on any moist section of the region that has filled with vapors. Since no building material was designed to support the growth of mold, mold’s presence could damage the condition of the building’s structure.

Insulation-linked benefits in hot weather

Roofing expert in San Mateo knows that an insulated attic does not experience development of heat buildup. If allowed to develop, that buildup could cause a swelling of the roof’s plywood. In the absence of such buildup, those living in the insulated dwelling do not need to use air conditioning. As a result, the owner of the same dwelling could expect to have a much lower energy bill.

In a hot and humid environment, it could become necessary to use an insulating substance in various parts of a tall building. For instance, engineers in Houston, Texas had to insulate the plumbing in one of the city’s hospitals. If they had not taken that precaution, those working on the upper floors would not have had access to cold water during the summer months.

Those that are living and working in an insulated building have the ability to control the extent of the potential for energy efficiency.

That potential for efficiency would become quite small, if those occupying the building chose to turn the thermostat up in the winter months, in order to dispense with wearing sweaters.

By the same token, that potential for efficiency would be reduced to a marked degree, if someone chose to open the windows, when the air conditioning unit was on. In other words, no amount of insulation could compensate for a human’s desire to live and work in a “perfect” environment. For some, that could be one in which a fan-directed movement of the air managed to compensate for the hot and stuffy air from the heater. Obviously, the system creating such an environment would not be very efficient, even if it existed in an insulted dwelling.