How Will More Insulation In My Attic Help With My Heating And Cooling Bills?
The loss of heat in the winter and cool air in the summer has long been an issue amongst homeowners. One way to combat heating and cooling loss in the home is to add insulation to the attic. Hiring a trusted Roofing Contractor & Roofing Specialist is an easy way to help save money on heating and cooling bills for the home.
Various studies have been conducted regarding which type of insulation is the best to use in the attic, how to insulate as well as how to ventilate this space. It has been proven that approximately 30 percent of a home’s heat is lost through the attic, particularly those that are under insulated or insulated improperly. By adding the proper amount of insulation to an attic, homeowners can see a dramatic improvement in their heating and cooling bills as well as a great increase in the comfort levels in the home, particularly during the extreme hot of summer and bitter cold in the winter.
Hiring a Roofing Contractor & Roofing Specialist will ensure you are getting the proper products installed in the correct manner. In addition, these specialists will assist in determining the type of insulation that should be installed in the attic, based on the home’s square footage as well as the type and amount of existing insulation. He or she will also make a determination on the R-value insulation needs for the home. The Roofing Contractor will then install new insulation or add to the current insulation already in place in the attic. By hiring a Roofing Contractor & Roofing Specialist, the homeowner will be getting attic insulation installed properly. It’s important that new insulation as well as the existing insulation is not blocking or covering the soffits. The soffits need to remain open in order to allow the attic to breathe and let out moisture.
Many people choose to insulate their homes without the assistance of a trusted professional. While it is possible, the homeowner that chooses to hire professional assistance is making a responsible decision and protecting themselves and their families from the harmful effects of installing insulation, such as breathing in fiberglass fibers or coming into contact with fiberglass. In addition, older homes may be insulated with asbestos and can be harmful if it is disturbed.