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Attic Insulation: Understanding the Benefits and How It Can Help You Save Money

Did you know that 25 percent of heat loss is through the roof and the attic? Do you know why? In most cases, it is because home attics are poorly insulated or not insulated at all. When this is the case, it causes your home to be uncomfortable year-round and your furnace and air conditioner to work twice as hard than it needs to, which, in turn, causes your utility bill to spike.

Insulation Can Help You Save Money on Utility Bills

Did you also know that the average family in the U.S. spends about $1,900 in utility bills every year and more than half of those amount accounts for heating and cooling the home? Depending on where you live and the size of your home, you may spend more or less than this. What the case may be, you may be interested in cutting your utility costs. Luckily, insulation can help save on how much you’re spending each month/year. You can often save between 20 and 50 percent by insulating your attic, especially if you seal off any air leaks first and make any necessary repairs to the roof and attic.

A Few Insulation Tips

More often than not, batt or loose-fill insulation is used in the attic. However, other types of insulation can be used. It may be beneficial to add more attic insulation if the thickness of yours is not at least R-30 thick (eight inches of cellulose insulation or 11 inches of rock wool or fiberglass insulation). It is recommended to install attic air barriers along the attic eave to help improve airflow between the soffit and the attic. You should consider the installation of a radiant barrier to help the reduction of heat gain during the summer.

To learn more about the importance of insulating your attic and the benefits of proper attic insulation or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at C and K Roofing.