Insulation – New Homes – Wedgefield / Orlando
With the concrete block and wood framing in place, the basic skeletal structure of your custom home is complete. But before we go any further we need to insulate your custom home. Insulation weatherizes your home keeping it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. It also increases the efficiency of your central air and heating system, so it doesn’t have to work as hard in maintaining a comfortable temperature regardless of how hot or cold it is outside. A well-insulated home reduces your energy costs and keeps your home comfortable all year long.
State and local building codes regulate the minimum amount of insulation required in a home. But we go above and beyond, proudly exceeding minimum insulation requirements to optimize energy efficiency in every custom home.
Optimizing Energy Efficiency
We calculate the required amount of insulation based on several factors including the facing direction of the home, number of windows, square footage and the HVAC units that are installed to optimize the energy efficiency. Did you ever wonder why the A/C fan and condenser unit is installed in a certain place outside your home? Well, our draftsman uses the insulation data to design the duct systems and the placement of the air exchangers and a/c units. The heat pumps that are built into most A/C units today are more than capable of handling those few short weeks of winter that we get here in the Orlando and Wedgefield area every year.
Air conditioning manufacturers are required to indicate the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) for each unit. The SEER rating was designed to give consumers a barometer for determining the energy efficiency of a/c units. The higher the SEER, the more energy efficient the unit. For example, an air conditioning unit with a SEER 16 rating is much more efficient than one with a SEER 12, for example. Air conditioning units with higher SEER ratings use less energy and have lower operating costs.
Attic Insulation For New Home
We insulate your attic spaces using a blown-in or batt type of insulation that will maintain the desired level of comfort throughout your home. Also, foam insulation can be injected into the spaces in the block construction for homeowners that want a higher insulation value, but many homeowners opt for more cost-effective foil backed thinner insulation strips that are attached to the firing strips on the inside of the block walls.
Second Floor Custom Home Insulation
With higher R-values of the insulation of the exterior walls on the second-floor of wood frame construction, we use fiberglass batt or foam insulation depending on the customers budget and preference. Interior walls in Florida typically do not require any insulation, but if you would like us to add a bit of soundproofing to a specific room, like the master bedroom, for instance, we can add sound wall insulation for that room.
Let us make your wishes for the custom home of your dreams come true. Call to speak directly with Rob Goderis, Licensed Custom Home Builder today! (407) 545-8815 / Wedgefield FL