The Real Purpose Behind Insulation

You know how important insulation can be when the mercury starts dropping in the winter, but it can be just as important during the heat of an Arizona summer, too. Wondering why? Take a look.

Insulation isn’t a new technology. Sure, we’ve gotten great at developing new insulation materials, but the reality is that in medieval times, those who lived in the far north stuffed their walls with straw and mud plaster to keep out the cold. In the 1930s, fiberglass was discovered, and the fight to find the best home insulation was on.

The idea behind insulation is a simple one – keep drafts to a minimum. The reality is that that means both hot drafts and cold drafts. In the winter, that insulation is helping to create a barrier where the cold air stays out and the warm air stays in. When the sun beats down on Phoenix in the middle of the summer, it works exactly the same way, only in reverse. The warm air stays out and the cool air stays in.

Have you ever been inside a very old stone building in the heat of the summer? Notice a temperature difference? It’s a natural form of insulation, and it’s the reason that we rely on insulation even in the summer to keep your living space cool.

Underinsulated? We Can Help

How can you tell if your home has enough insulation? Let us help! We’ll be happy to evaluate your home and help you decide if you have the insulation it will take to keep your home nice and cool throughout the entire Phoenix summer. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you ensure your insulation is up to par this year!