Many people only associate mobile home insulation with having a comfortable indoor temperature during winter. But the truth is, it provides countless benefits all year round that no one should skimp on this “necessity.”
Insulation keeps your mobile home warm in winter and cool in summer by reducing heat loss and cold drafts through walls and roof/attic. As a result, a properly insulated home has lower energy costs and provides a more comfortable environment than a house with no or poorly installed insulation.
Read on the reasons why it’s important to insulate your mobile home Bakersfield properly.
Reduced energy cost
Did you know that a roof that lacks insulation loses about 40% of cooling or heating energy, resulting in high energy costs?
Preventing heat from escaping through walls and ceiling during winter while keeping heat outside during the sweltering summer months means less reliance on heating and cooling systems, respectively.
A properly insulated home ensures comfort and consistent indoor temperature because there’s no or very little cold draft (during winter) or hot air (in the middle of summer) that can cause the indoor temperature to fluctuate.
A properly insulated mobile home Bakersfield is not just comfortable but also sound-proof or at least quieter than a house with no or poorly installed insulation. Insulation works by absorbing vibrations between the noise source and the adjacent area, making this a necessity if you always want to have a good night’s sleep or you don’t want others to hear your drumming in the dead of night.
Certain types of insulation, such as fiberglass, cellulose, and foam insulation, are notable for their sound-absorbing properties. Another bonus is that they can be installed in the floors, walls, and ceilings of your mobile home Bakersfield.
Increased home value
A properly insulated mobile home adds value to the property, allowing homeowners to set its price at a higher price point. Of course, the exact amount primarily depends on several factors, such as the type of insulation used, the size of the home, and the property’s location. But in general, you can expect an average increase in value of $20 for every $1 reduction in your yearly utility bill. (And even if you’re not planning to sell your home, it remains a good idea to increase its value.)
Reduced carbon footprint
One way to reduce your carbon footprint and make your lifestyle more environmentally friendly and sustainable is to have a properly insulated home. After all, the principle behind it is to reduce your energy needs, resulting in less emissions.
Some types of insulation such as sprayed or injected foams have been shown to improve indoor air quality by reducing allergens like pollen and dust. This type of insulation is also highly resistant to moisture, which prevents mold and mildew growth.
Other types of insulation that are resistant to moisture include fiberglass and polystyrene.
Some insulation materials such as fiberglass and mineral wool are known for their high resistance to fire.
Now that you know the importance of having a properly insulated mobile home Bakersfield, why not check out our charming neighborhood called Riverdale Village? It’s a family-friendly community that offers outdoor activities, local events, tree-lined streets, and amenities such as laundry facilities, a swimming pool, a library, and a clubhouse.
Contact us now to schedule your community tour at Riverdale Village.