Insulation

Attic Insulation

Heat passes easily through a poorly insulated attic. In the winter, heated interior air rises naturally by convection and escapes into the attic through numerous air leaks. Conductive heat loss through the cold ceiling makes rooms directly beneath the attic even colder.
The problem reverses on a hot summer day, as attic temperatures rise to the 140 degree range and heat moves into your living space, creating uncomfortably hot rooms that are expensive to cool. Often, these overheated rooms are bedrooms, adding to the homeowner’s frustrations.
If you’re worried about insufficient attic insulation in your home, we can help!

6 signs of inadequate attic insulation

  1. Rooms directly beneath the attic get too hot or too cold at certain times of the year – even though other parts of the house remain comfortable
  2. High electric bills
  3. Cold drafts in certain parts of the house during wintertime
  4. Attic floor joists are visible above or between existing attic insulation
  5. Less than 10 in. of attic insulation
  6. Attic ductwork is exposed above insulation layer

The U.S. Department of Energy recommends homes in southern climates have 13-14 inches (R-38) of insulation. According the Insulation Institute, 90% of homes are under-insulated.  That means homeowners everywhere are losing money and dealing with uncomfortable temperatures in their houses. Unless you’ve recently had an insulation upgrade, your home is likely among them.
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