Unless you’ve had to explore your attic recently, chances are you’re probably not thinking much about the benefits of attic insulation.
You may not know if you’ve got adequate insulation or if it’s been evenly distributed throughout, including those hard to reach places.
Depending upon the age of your home you could also have different types of attic insulation with different “R” values, potentially leaving areas of your home vulnerable to cold spots.
The benefits of attic insulation far outweigh any cost you might incur should you need to add more.
Following are 5 benefits of installing insulation in the attic:
When you add insulation to your attic you’ll save money in the following ways:
- wear and tear on your HVAC system having to compensate for poor insulation, is reduced – saving you from premature replacement costs
- your energy bills are reduced because your heating and cooling systems aren’t working more than necessary
Protects against damages to your home
Lack of attic insulation results in an increase of heat and moisture buildup in your attic. This leads to:
- mold growth
- decay of your home’s structure
- deterioration of your roof
Ice-dam formation along the eaves caused by heat that reaches the roof can create water damages in the attic and exterior walls. Also, when the existing insulation gets wet its effectiveness is degraded, further compounding the problem.
Makes your home more comfortable
When your attic isn’t adequately insulated, you needlessly lose the benefits of your heating and cooling systems. Your home will be warmer in the summer and cooler in the winter – the opposite of what you’re after.
Once you’ve added enough insulation to your attic you’ll enjoy a more consistent temperature throughout your home.
Benefits the environment
You might think you’re simply saving money…and you are…but proper attic insulation can also benefit the environment in the following ways.:
- you’re not using more energy to warm your home because your systems are running more efficiently
- since you’re losing less energy you’re also causing less pollution
- you’re putting less of a strain on your local energy ecosystem
Keeps your pipes from freezing
Since water expands as it freezes, a home without adequate insulation that’s left vacant during the winter could see its pipes freeze, causing major damage.
While this isn’t as much of a problem here as it is in some areas, it’s still something that can happen.
A home that is well insulated, and kept at a minimum livable temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit should not have a problem with its pipes freezing.
As you can see, a simple thing such as contacting a DFW area roofing company to get your attic insulation assessed can do more than you thought!
Contact us today and let us help you make sure your home’s insulation will keep your family warm and comfortable!