Insulation- Interior Walls

Home Insulation- Interior Walls

In Interior Walls by Carolyn J. Borden

Insulating your home can save you from paying a heavy electricity bill. By insulating you also get the dampening effect and the noise transfer from one room to another room is reduced. Many people feel that interior walls are unnecessary to insulate as you already have an external insulation and insulating the interior walls is just a waste of money. It again depends on your wish, if you feel that external insulation is not enough to keep your house warn then you can go on and insulate your interior walls too.

Insulation- Interior Walls

Insulation is the term that is used to describe the materials which reduce the heat loss by acting as a barrier to areas that have different temperatures. To insulate a house, you must first be aware of where the heat loss takes place in the house. Once you figure out from where the heat is getting lost, you can plant to insulate such areas and prevent the heat from getting lost.

There are various ways you can keep your house warm, and you can use the olden technique of having a fireplace or use a thermostat to warm your house. But, instead of using all those you can insulate your home so that the heat which is inside your home can get trapped inside your house and keep you warm during the cooler seasons. Insulation not only traps heat during winter seasons but also keeps the house cool during the summer seasons.

First, let us understand what insulation of interior walls means; it is the process of insulation the interior walls of your home, so that heat from one room is prevented from getting lost. However, you need to be very careful when you insulate your interior walls as it can be quite hard to remove the insulation when you do not want them.

So if you are planning to insulate the interior walls of your home the following are the methods you need to follow:

  • First, you need to check if the condition of the walls is proper and fit for insulation to be done.
  • Decide which method you want the walls to be insulated. You have three methods, and one is Insulating the wall directly; the second method is to fix the insulation with battens, and the third method is insulating with a stud wall.
  • Make sure that your wall is clean and empty. Remove things like plug sockets, curtains, pipes, radiators, attached wardrobes and other things which you might have placed on the wall.
  • Then you need to make the necessary preparation work needed for the wall.
  • A new stud wall can be built, and the insulation can get fixed on that stud wall, or you can fix the insulation on your original interior wall itself.
  • Once you have fixed the insulation on the interior walls or the stud walls you need to seal the joints and skim the plasterboard.
  • Once the entire process is over, you can put back all your wall hangings and sockets.