The simple guide to measuring your home for insulation
Naturally, not all homeowners are specialists at measuring, especially when it comes to your whole home's measurements. While it can be a daunting task this process, these guidelines will enable you to get an accurate estimation of your house.
It is essential to determine the measurements of your property prior to designing the insulation install. This will enable you to decide on the appropriate amount of insulation you need and get a precise estimate of the rebate.
HOW TO CARRY OUT THE CALCULATION IN SQUARE FEET
Measure everything in inches (length x breadth) when you take your measurements. All dimensions must be transformed into square inches or square feet. Divide the square inch number by 144 to calculate square feet. It is likely that you will require a measuring tape as well as a calculator and maybe a step stool or ladder.
TIPS FOR PROPER INSULATION
Wear protective gear and wear protective clothing for insulation work - any safety limitations should be verified with the company that makes the product or supplier. When you're working or measuring in an area that could contain hazardous substances such as lead or asbestos, it's essential to follow the proper precautions and, if needed, make use of the right service contractors.
Learn how to calculate measures in your house by following the instructions below.
Contact YOUR ATTIC AREA FOR A QUOTE
Measure your house from the outside.
Before measuring the first wall, take a walk around the exterior of your home to get a feel for the shape of the wall. Begin measuring from the corner of your house. Attach the measuring tape to this corner and continue to measure every wall.
Take note that the attic space within the home may differ. In areas like extensions to homes can be different. If necessary, divide and conquer these zones prior to measuring.
Multiply the length and breadth of each rectangle to get the area.
144 = total square feet (Area A + Area B + Area C)
WALL CAVITY, EXTERIOR WALK AREA GUIDE FOR CALCULATION
The house's measurements are taken from the outside.
Measure the wall's height from floor to ceiling. If you live in a multi-story residence take measurements from the floor to the ceiling of the highest level.
It is essential to take measurements for all exterior doors and windows.
Subtract the space of any doors, windows, or walls that aren't insulated.
144 = Total Square Feet (outside perimeter the height of the window, door and space, and any walls that are not insulated).
SEE HOW MUCH SPACE YOU HAVE IN YOUR BASEMENT.
Find the height and the perimeter of the walls between the floor and the subfloor.
Every window on the outside should be measured in length and width.
Include the space of doors and windows that you won't be insulatedd.
144 = Total Square Feet [interior perimeter height (window and/or door area plus any walls or areas that are not insulated).Then, the total square feet.
A professional will assess the amount of insulation that you require to determine the cost. The professional should measure the ceiling's height as well as any other spaces or niches that are accessible in your walls exterior. This will enable you to know how much insulation is needed.
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