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According to the National Society of Heating and Ventilation Engineers, 44% of energy can be lost through walls and ceilings that are poorly insulated. Lack of temperature regulation and proper ventilation can cause the temperatures to soar in your attic during summer or for heat to leak out during winter. This means that your cooling or heating systems work harder in order to keep the attic and the rooms below comfortable.
That’s why if you’ve been saddled with higher electric bills monthly, it may be that your attic lacks proper insulation. Also, if your home is older than 10 years old, it is almost certain that your attic insulation has not been serving its purpose.
Check if your roof is free from damage.
If you are looking to improve your attic insulation, there are several options. First have a Canton roofing expert conduct an inspection because certain roofing issues, such as damaged flashing or cracked shingles, or rotted roof decks could be letting heating or cooling energy escape through holes. You can then ask your contractor to do the necessary repair or replacement.
Get the right amount of insulation.
Another option is to install additional insulation. You do not have to fit the same type of insulation that is now in your attic. To determine if you need more insulation, it may be wise to get the services of a professional (this is also because some applications for attic insulation require the use of a blowing machine).
Install the right kind of insulation.
The levels of insulation are determined by R-values, which measure an insulating material’s ability to regulate heat flow. A higher R-value will give you better thermal performance. Experts will give you the recommended level depending on the insulation type that you want installed in your attic.
Our team of insulation specialists at Tittle Brothers Construction, a trusted Canton roofing contractor, is ready to attend to all your attic insulation concerns. For more information, contact us today, and we will help your home prevent energy loss to keep you warmer and more comfortable all winter.