Your home’s attic can easily be forgotten. Normally used as extra storage space in most American homes, attics are not typical areas considered for home improvement projects. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that they have a purpose in the construction of your home!
Attics are designed to provide a barrier of protection between extreme outdoor temperatures and the inside of your home. Your home’s heating system keeps your house warm and cozy in the winter, but so does your attic. With a proper attic insulation, your house will be that much more protected from outside conditions, whether it be heat, humidity, or snow.
Aside from temperature regulation, attic insulations provide several other benefits to Indiana homeowners, including reduced noise pollution from outdoors. Listed below are 3 of the main benefits that come with a professionally insulated attic.
Reduced Energy Costs Every Year
Did you know you could be saving 15% on cooling and heating costs just by sealing your home? The three areas you should pay the most attention to are floors, attics, and crawl spaces. These are the primary spaces in your home where heat and cool air tend to escape.
The majority of American homes are not properly insulated. If you happen to have an older home, the chances of heat escaping during cold winter months are much higher!
There’s no way to say exactly how much money you’ll be saving by getting your home’s attic insulated. That depends on your home’s build and the type of heating/cooling system that is used, but you can expect to save at least a few hundred dollars every year!
Improved Indoor Air Circulation
If you’ve been wondering why the air quality in your home is poor, despite keeping windows open in the summer, your home may be allowed in outdoor air pollutants through air leaks. Toxins such as dust and dirt, as well as mold and mildew build up in your attic could all be compromising the indoor air quality of your home.
By insulating your home’s attic, you’ll prevent you and other family members from breathing in contaminated air day in and day out. Your home is your safe space and it should reflect your desire for security in every way. Ensure a clean and safe environment for you and your loved ones by getting your attic properly sealed.
Preservation of Your HVAC System
No matter how well your HVAC system works, you want to make sure your home is properly insulated and ready to take on the cold winter months as well as extreme heat in the summer. Older homes are usually more drafty and tend to suck the energy right out of your HVAC system.
Most homes have more than one floor, with the second and third floors hosting the bedrooms. Because heat rises and cold air tends to linger on the bottom floors, there can be a significant difference in temperature throughout your home.
This naturally causes homeowners to either crank up the heat in the winter, or blast the A/C in the summer, increasing energy costs while also running down your HVAC systems. Something as simple a blown attic insulation could reduce your reliance on your heating/cooling system by a lot!
Learn More About How J&B West Roofing Can Help You Insulate Your Attic
J&B West Roofing has been keeping it’s customers happy since 2007. Providing expert replacement roofing services to homeowners all over Indiana, we’re highly-skilled in our work. Our energy-saving attic insulation services are thorough and professionally completed. We offer two kinds of attic installations: blown insulation and rolled insulation.
Depending on the style and make of your home, one type of attic installation may benefit your home more than the other. Call and ask to speak to one of our helpful representatives to find out which type of attic insulation is best suited for your home! You can also submit a quick form online to grab your free, no-obligation attic insulation quote.
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