Home Remodeling Leesburg

Historic homes in Leesburg, Virginia benefit from added insulation

Leesburg, Virginia is a quaint, historic town on the Potomac River. Only 33 miles from Washington, DC, its main street looks like a slice of Americana, with stately brick buildings and American flags flying. Leesburg, VA is home to a variety of housing styles, including historic columned mansions, large contemporary homes, cozy cottages and classic Southern architecture.

Insulation in historic homes

In the past, builders would use all kinds of different materials for insulation. During a home renovation, your contractor could find newspaper, corn cobs, torn-up advertisements or even bricks. You need a contractor who is skilled and meticulous because you need to introduce new insulation in a historic home very carefully. Your contractor will make sure the area is appropriately sealed and ventilated. If not, insulation could become damp, especially in Leesburg’s humid climate. A trusted contractor will ensure there is no dampness that could lead to mold growth in the future.

Where to insulate

The key places you want to insulate are the main areas that allow cold and heat to enter and exit your home. These include attics, basements and crawl spaces. Your contractor will also insulate around water pipes, as well as air and heating ducts. Whether or not to insulate the walls is something you need to discuss with your contractor. In historic homes, adding new insulation into the walls can be a complex process. Sometimes, it’s more trouble than it’s worth due to old knob and tube wiring being present, or for other reasons. You may also find that after insulating key areas of your home, you don’t need to do the walls.

Adding new insulation to your historic home in Leesburg, Virginia is a great investment. When properly installed by a licensed contractor, it can reduce energy costs by as much as 50 percent. Adding insulation to your historic home will save you money, keep you and your family more comfortable in the summer and winter and add resale value to your home.

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