In the face of rising energy costs, most home and business owners want to find ways to help lower their energy usage. Smart thermostats and ultra efficient appliances have become standard across the globe. However, these are only two pieces of a much larger puzzle that affect the way a building uses energy.
In most cases, simply having an efficient system isn’t enough; you also need to stop air and energy transfer through the walls. This is usually accomplished through the addition of insulation on the exterior walls.
Unfortunately, in most framed buildings, only 70 to 80 percent of a building’s exterior can be insulated when using standard insulating procedures. The framing that makes up the other 20 to 30 percent of the exterior will transfer energy at a different rate, lowering the overall efficiency of the building’s insulation.
This is why the construction industry has seen a massive rise in continuous insulation rather than only insulating between the frames.