Attic Insulation

Why Attic Insulation is Important for Your Home

Your attic is an essential part of your home, and in some homes, it is responsible for storing that equipment and properties that your closet doesn’t have room for.  The attic is a space found directly below your pitched roof, and due to its location, it gets affected by the temperature of your roofing. Believe it or not, if your house is situated in a place with a cold climate, keeping it warm in the winter would be very expensive. 

According to the Department of Energy, the prices for natural gas and heating oil are predicted to rise once again this winter. You probably don’t think this is a problem because you can regulate your thermostats to a lower temperature while using bulky sweaters as compensation for a heater. However, giving your attic proper insulation before the winter is a simple way of reducing your heating bills. 

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attic insulation

What is Attic Insulation?

Attic insulation is a very important factor for increasing heat loss through your home roof or attic. It can be described as using a thermally insulated, protective interior cladding procedure to cause some form of air resistance. The procedure usually involves glass or rock wool, phenolic foam, or polyurethane foam for the insulation process. However, there is a difference between insulating a pitched roof and a flat roof; there is also a difference between cold and warm insulation. 

If you have a cold roof, then you probably need joist level insulation (for reducing or stopping heat loss through unused roof space). A warm roof, on the other hand, is insulated between and under the roof’s rafters. So, the main purpose of roof insulation is the reduction of overall heat loss; and it is performed by adding materials with low thermal conductivity. With that said, let us now concentrate on the importance of attic and roof insulation. 

Importance of Attic Insulation

There are various importance or benefits of perfectly or completely insulating your home attic. Among them are the reduced cost of electricity bills, safer home structure, and a lot more. Now with the information above, you know that your attic does a lot of work for you, other than storing your properties. According to NAIMA, the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association, about 92% of single-family homes located in the US are under-insulated. 

The above statistics generate the need for more homes to be properly insulated. With that said, let us now look at the various importance of insulating your attic. 

Safer Home Structure

Performing attic insulation will help to prevent your home from experiencing gradual damage. The damage being specified here can be due to heat and moisture; hence, performing proper insulation improves the structure. It also prevents water vapor from leaking in and eroding the walls of your house. It also prevents your attic from growing molds due to moist and cool areas.

importance of attic insulation

Better Indoor Comfort

Naturally, heat diffuses from warmer to cooler spots in the various parts of your home. Even in homes that are properly equipped with modern heating and cooling systems, under-insulation can cause severe temperature fluctuation. Hence, the temperature of your home is dependent on the temperature of your surroundings.

Reduced Electricity Bills

Using a standard HVAC system could account for about 50 to 70 percent of your home’s energy utility bill. Having poor-insulation or none at all will cost you more money when trying to create a comfortable living space or temperature for your family. However, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, if your home is properly insulated you will save more than 15% on heating and cooling costs.

Less HVAC degradation

Also, properly insulating your home will prevent your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system) from overworking and overheating when trying to maintain a particular temperature. Especially during the winter, when temperature swings can become more intense in homes with ductworks running through the attic. 

What is the purpose of attic insulation?

Insulating your attic prevents your home from deteriorating or experiencing gradual damage caused by uncontrollable moisture. Properly insulating your home prevents water vapor from leaking into your roof and walls, hence, preventing damage.

What does it cost to insulate an attic?

The average cost of insulating a regular attic falls between $1 and $7 per square foot. With that said, complete attic insulation could cost between $600 and $1700. 

What is the best type of insulation for an attic?

The best insulation materials for your attic are fiberglass, cotton, and mineral wood. They are all loose-fill materials and are durable in restricting moisture flow. 

Reach us by Phone

If you suspect you need an Attic Insulation installation or replacement, then give our team a call. You can reach us by calling at (346) 522-4905. You can receive a free quote for your installation from one of our experts. They provide you with an accurate estimate after asking you few questions. Don’t hesitate to call for an appointment!

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An alternative to calling is filling out the form on our contact page. After we receive your request, a team member will respond within 48 hours. Our team is available 24/7, so you can expect a timely response. Afterward, we will ask you questions regarding your concern with your duct. From there, our team will schedule an appointment.

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