Attic Ventilation and High Energy Bills. Here's How to Fix That!
The average home trying to stave off high energy bills can start from the top down. Since condo owners and renters generally have much lower utility bills than homeowners, it might be easy to overlook the importance of saving on energy costs. Considering the simple step of building up the insulation in your attic can have a measurable effect on the yearly energy costs, we encourage building owners to take these steps in order to improve the circulation of the home and, more importantly, lower the monthly utility costs for the families that live there.
In this blog you can expect to learn:
- How can insulation help you save?
- What are the options for professionally installed insulation?
- Are there roofing risks that are lowered from this project?
- How can you tell if it’s time for new insulation?
How can insulation help you save?
It’s not uncommon for homeowners to see a 60% drop in energy costs after hiring a professional to insulate their attic. The right insulation will provide a cooling effect in the summer and a reduction in the loss of heat during the cold winter months.
It’s science, the warm air in your house naturally travels toward cooler environments. You can slow the exit with quality insulation, it will still rise up through your home and find a way to the attic. We know you want to keep the warmth down where it is enjoyable and useful.
What are the options for professionally installed insulation?
If you’ve worked with professionals on home improvement projects, you know that they often utilize supplier connections to source the best materials for your price point. Since there are a variety of insulation options available, we recommend taking the time to review them with your roofing and insulation expert. You can be sure that you’ll be able to find the best choice for your home and the needs of your specific attic.
Are there roofing risks that are lowered from this project?
There’s much more value in proper insulation than simply saving money. In fact, it can have a positive impact on the structure of your home. Did you know that the insulation has a direct correlation to the life of the roof? In fact, you’ll find that it has many other positive strengths for the home in this list:
- Mitigate mold and mildew problems that can damage possessions. Worse yet, it can cause respiratory problems for inhabitants.
- Prevent ice dams from forming along the edge of the roof. Warm air rises to the roof deck and traps snow melt. This backed up water forms a dam and it can leak into the home.
- Reduce the stress on your A/C unit, rather than working overtime to keep the inside air cool.
- Strengthen the roof by preventing the decking from sagging or sponging. Both of these issues can take root when the adhesives that hold together the decking begin to dissolve.
How can you tell if it’s time for new insulation?
RoofPRO’s experts can guide you in making the choice whether or not to get new insulation. If your home is showing signs that indicate the insulation may be compromised, you’ll likely see a quick change when you adopt a plan for improving air circulation.