A perfect opportunity to lower utility expenses during a roofing project is to add attic insulation.
Calling in the professionals to install your insulation can be a major upgrade. It’s safer to let the professionals handle it, reducing the risk of stepping through the ceiling. Also, removing a few pieces of roof decking and blowing in insulation from different positions can lead to a more even and level spread.
This is a very cost effective way to lower your utility bills. Contact us today for a free estimate!
IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHERE YOU LIVE.
Whether you live in a spot with warm weather or in a cooler northern climate, it’s hard to stay comfortable and keep your energy bills in check if you don’t have adequate insulation in the attic. But many homeowners don’t know how much is enough.
Typically, houses in warm-weather states should have an R-38 insulation in the attic, whereas houses in cold climates should have R-49. These insulation levels will keep heated air from migrating out in winter. And in the summer, a good blanket of attic insulation helps keep the house cooler and reduces the load on air-conditioning equipment.
Do you need more insulation in your home?
Most attics are insulated with blown-in loose cellulose (R-3.5 per inch), blown-in loose fiberglass (R-2.5 per inch) or fiberglass batts (R-3.2 per inch). Cellulose is recycled newsprint treated with a fire retardant. Fiberglass is just what the name implies — thin fibers of glass that trap air.