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Home Insulation: When & Where to Insulate

Although it doesn’t get too cold here in the San Antonio, Texas area, now is as good a time as any to think about reducing your energy bills. Have you considered re-insulating your home?

In our experience, installing more insulation in homes (retrofit, or re-insulation, projects) is a great way to help homeowners save money and live more comfortably all year round.

How to Tell if You Need More Insulation

Have you been wondering if you need to re-insulate? There’s a good chance you may, especially if your home isn’t new (a large number of older homes are under-insulated—here in Texas and across the country). But how do you, as the homeowner, know when to install more insulation?

Talking to an insulation company is the best course of action, but there are some signs you can look out for on your own that tell you it may be time to install more insulation in your home.

  • Higher than normal energy bills
  • Drafts or uneven temperatures from room to room
  • Unusually hot second story
  • Air conditioner running more than usual
  • Ice dams on the roof

The professionals at Installed Building Products San Antonio will be able to tell you whether you need more insulation.

Where to Insulate Your Home

So it’s been determined you need to re-insulate—where in your home should you insulate? Again, a professional will be able to help with this, but generally speaking, insulation is installed in:

  • Attics (knee walls, floors, etc.)
  • Walls (both interior and exterior)
  • Crawl spaces (walls for unventilated spaces; subflooring and floor joists for ventilated ones)

The right insulation solutions can help lower energy bills, improve home comfort and reduce interior and exterior noises. Learn more by visiting NAIMA »

Insulation Installation Company Serving San Antonio, TX

The IBP San Antonio team has experience installing different materials for home retrofit projects—including fiberglass and cellulose insulation, foil insulation and polyurethane insulation.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about our services or to get a free estimate for your home insulation project!

Products We Install
Fiberglass Insulation

Our insulation team adds energy efficiency, comfort & value to homes & buildings.

Cellulose Insulation

We provide blown cellulose insulation solutions for residential and commercial projects.

Spray Foam Insulation

Our team installs energy-efficient spray foam insulation to keep homes and buildings more comfortable.

Radiant Barrier Insulation

We can help keep your home cooler and more comfortable with an attic radiant barrier.


We work with builders and homeowners who are looking to install new fireplaces.

Window Coverings

We are proud to offer window blinds and window shutters to our customers.


No matter your gutter needs, the IBP San Antonio team has you covered.

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