Insulation Fact: 70% of Your Energy Bill Goes Towards the Heating and Cooling of Your Home.
There’s never been a better time to reduce your heating and cooling costs. Proper insulation can save you money 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Not only does it reduce your heating and cooling bills, proper insulation also lengthens the life of your roof, furnace and air conditioning units.
Do I Need Attic Insulation?
Here are some of the common signs that your home is in need of insulation:
- Ice dams and icicles
- "Hotspots” on your roof
- High heating bills in the winter and high cooling bills in the summer
- Furnace runs constantly in the winter and your A/C in the summer
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If anything isn’t right after your install, let us know and we’ll come back out to see what the issue is.
How Your Home Gains & Loses Heat
Convection - Windows may seem “drafty” due to a process known in physics as convection. Convection can lead you to believe that your windows are drafty when, in fact, they are not.
Conduction - Heat passes through the window glass and frame. The composition of the window will determine how quickly the heat passes through.
All Insulation is NOT Created Equal
R-Value: What is it and why does it matter?
R-Value is the measure of resistance to heat transfer through a building material. The higher the R-Value is, the greater resistance there is to heat transfer.
R-Value is an important aid to consumers when comparing different brands or suppliers of the same type of insulation. It is less useful when comparing different insulation materials since all insulations are not created equal.
Your Home Works as a System
Proper insulation requires that all parts of the attic and home work together.
Consider how your attic is ventilated when insulating: your goal should be to insulate the living space of the house, while allowing the roof to remain the same temperature as the outside
Does Your Home Need Roof Ventilation?
Benefits of New Insulation
Preventing Ice Dam Damage to Your Home
Roof Buying Guide: Choosing the Right Roofing