Category: attic insulation

Spring Cleaning? Check Your Attic Insulation!

If you are eager for spring and already in the middle of house projects, there is one task to add to your list: checking your attic. Most attics get little attention. It is important to inspect your attic regularly, especially after a hard winter. Spring is the best time for this activity because any winter weather damage will be easy to spot.

Checking and updating your attic insulation now will ensure your home is protected from summer heat and ready for next winter’s cold temps. Although it’s important for all areas of your home to be insulated, your attic is particularly important; and it’s also an easy place to check. The majority of energy waste occurs through your home’s attic if it’s not properly insulated.

Correctly insulating your attic space will help keep heat where it belongs – in your living space. If your attic has inadequate insulation, blown-in fiberglass can be added on top of existing insulation to create a complete thermal blanket.

Proper ventilation is also an important part of attic insulation and an effective fiberglass insulation attic system. Attic ventilation helps facilitate proper airflow through the attic space. This allows the entire attic system to work effectively, prevents moisture build-up and lets the insulation to do its job.

When inspecting your attic, be sure to check the roof deck for any water damage. This could appear as wet areas on the roof deck or dark areas that have been stained by water.

Now is the time to check and upgrade your attic! Contact our office to schedule your insulation consultation today!

 

Three Reasons to Insulate Your Attic

When you think of upgrading your home’s insulation, your attic may be the first space that comes to mind. Do you really know why it matters? Here are three reasons to upgrade your attic insulation:

  1. Heating and cooling costs can account for 50-70 percent of the energy used in an average home. Taking steps to improve your home’s energy efficiency keeps your energy bills low and reduces wear and tear on your HVAC system.
  2. Air naturally moves upward through your house. Adding insulation helps prevent costly warm or cool air from leaving your home.
  3. Insulation creates a thermal blanket that helps maintain your home’s internal temperature. This means your HVAC system will work less to maintain your home’s interior temperature.

Adding insulation to your attic is one of the most cost effective ways to save money on your energy bills each month. Wondering if your home could benefit from additional attic insulation? Contact us for a free estimate.