What Are The Disadvantages Of Insulating My Home?

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Unless doors are opened periodically, as in normal use, the amount of usable oxygen can be greatly reduced. Such a lack of sufficient oxygen is an obvious health hazard to anyone, but especially to the very young and to those who may be ill or elderly, all of whom may not easily detect such oxygen depletion.

Another disadvantage is the temptation to raise the thermostat, feeling that the insulation will retain the heat. It should be remembered that no insulation is 100 percent effective. Insulation does not stop heat loss; it only slows it down. Further, such an attitude is wasteful and is not conducive to reducing home heating costs.

Rigid foam lends itself to insulating existing homes, as when glued to interior stone or brickwork. But it has one serious disadvantage, which applies to both styrene and urethane foam. It is combustible and must be covered with at least one half inch (1.3 centimetres) of plasterboard. The same can be said of loose cellulose insulation, since it is ground newsprint and, unless properly treated with flame retardants such as formaldehyde, it could be a fire hazard. Even then, these retardants can dissipate in time; so extreme caution is advised.
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Sergio Jemas answered

Hi there. In general it is quite difficult to say some disadvantages of insulation for living, only benefits! But of course you will face with several difficulties like insulation cost, shoddy work, possible insulation restriction. Also not all types of insulation will be applicable to all houses. I highly recommend to use professional help and buy only high quality products like on https://insulationwholesale.co.uk/. This site provides all necessary types of insulation for affordable prices.

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Karl Sagan answered

It seems to me that the only difficulty lies in the price and in finding competent specialists who will do it without damaging your home. Believe me, there are a lot of things on the market now and it's so hard to find competent people. I had such a situation with the security system when I was looking for which one is better for me to install. I was ready to pay any money, but I could not find good specialists in any way. Then I was just advised by https://ajax.systems/ and I decided that this is the best option. I was lucky. Good luck to you.

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Anonymous answered
I've only heard of benefits from insulating homes like keeping it cooler in summer and keeping it warm in winter. It also saves you money from heating and cooling cost. This link shows pictures of an insulated room with temperatures before and after: www.add4green.com

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