Insulation is among your top investments to boost the value of your property. How important is insulation? And what can it do to increase the value of your home?
Insulation is primarily designed to keep your home cooler and warm in the heat of summer, thus reducing the energy use. It’s also great to the environment. Hence, adding insulation will raise the property’s EPC score (Energy Performance Certificate).
How can the insulation in your home influence its value? Although it might not seem obvious, insulation can have substantial impact on selling of your house. Attic insulation is one of the top upgrades you can make to improve the value of your house. People love homes that have good insulation. In fact, an upgrade of attic insulation may increase the return on investment by more than 108% according to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report.
Go through your crawlspace and attic and see if it is possible to detect any issues with insulation. Make sure that the insulation is evenly distributed. Are there signs of mold growth or insect nests in the insulation? If yes, then proceed with the repair. While it might not be legal in all cases but it’s still morally appropriate to correct any issue concerning the insulation inside the property prior to selling it.
5. Look for signs of mold
Before you sell your house It is a great option to look for signs of the presence of mold. Which are the best ways to determine areas that mold has grown?
The smell of mold is noticeable and pervasive. Be on the lookout for signs of growth or marks on furniture or walls. Medical experts suggest looking for standing water in the vicinity of furnaces and air conditioners. Take note of any stinky, earthy or musty smells. The smells that you notice are often indicative of mold.
A visual inspection is when a house inspector keeps on the lookout for these indicators. Most of the time the responsibility lies with your sight and nose. Certain house inspectors use thermal imaging instruments that identify wet or cold patches behind the walls. What is the result?