thermal-bridges.jpgEvery homeowner will want a house that doesn't lose heat easily. Click here for a guide on how to successfully reduce thermal bridges in a home.

Taking control of your home's thermal condition means a bit more than just taking care of your HVAC system.

Thermal bridging is a situation in which your home experiences heat loss. In fact, this can create a heat reduction of upwards of 30 percent throughout your household.

As a result, you might notice your walls swelling, the accumulation of condensation, foundation problems and mold.

This creates damage to your home that is expensive, destructive, and potentially harmful to your health.

To learn more about dealing with thermal bridges on your terms, read on and follow these tips.

#1: Assess Your Home And Know The Thermal Bridges Are A Problem

Understanding the ramifications of thermal bridging makes you more likely to get the help that you need.

Make no mistake -- thermal bridging is always a sign of structural weakness. Structural weakness is bad news for your property no matter how you slice it.

When you ignore structural weakness, you'll make up the difference later through expensive repairs.

When your property is weakened in this way, your utility bills will start to rise rapidly. You'll start wasting money on your HVAC bills even in mild conditions.

Mold also will develop, which presents structural challenges and problems to your health. When mold exists in your home, you can develop respiratory problems and worsen your allergies.

Bridging will also cause moisture to accumulate around your foundation, which puts the entire home at risk. A home with a problematic foundation gets devalued incredibly.

Now that you know the dangers of this thermal weakness, you'll be more likely to stop it at once.

#2: Do Your Best To Avoid Bridges

Prevention is key when it comes to bridging problems.

Get your glass under control by purchasing insulated glass whenever possible. This will create an interior vacuum and protect your home's thermal conditions.

You also need to get your installation inspected every few years.

If your home's R-Value is lower than it should be, thermal bridging is a virtual certainty.

#3: Hire The Right Contractor To Reverse Damage

Fixing your thermal problems always means hiring the right contractor and not just any contractor.

You'll want to put together the highest quality contractor team you can find. By putting the right people on your project, it'll be handled with care from blueprint to finishing touches.

Anytime you are looking to hire a contractor, make sure that you get as many referrals as you can get your hands on.

The more that you research thermal contractors where you live, the greater the guarantee that the work will be top-notch quality.

It's also very important to get some price estimates from many different thermal professionals.

You may greatly lower your costs when you take your time consulting and taking bids.

Nip Thermal Bridging In The Bud

Since you now know more about thermal bridges, make avoiding this problem a priority in your home.

To really take this issue seriously, don't half step when hiring the contractor that will protect your property.

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