Have you ever wondered what’s up in your attic? It is probably one of the last places that you think of when it comes to your home. Some people use their attic as a storage space to store their seasonal items or to hide those boxes that you just don’t know what to do with. What you probably don’t know is that a well-insulated attic can save you money during those hot and cold extremes that we frequently see in the Houston area.
If you live in a two story home, have you noticed that it’s warmer upstairs and cooler down stairs? That’s because heat rises and coolness falls. Insulating your attic will keep your home cooler during the summer and warmer during the winter. It helps by balancing your house’s indoor temps to keep cooling and heating needs in check. You can benefit from this because you can save up to 50% off your energy bill over the years by reducing energy consumption.
It’s always ideal to make sure you have enough insulation and that it is distributed evenly. Each type of insulation has its own R-value, which refers to the resistance to heat. The higher the R-value the greater the heat resistance. With that in mind, there a couple of options when it comes to the type of insulation you can use in your attic:
Batt insulation comes in rolls and is ideal for attics that have few obstructions, standard spacing between joints, and adequate headroom. The rolls come in different widths, ranging from 16 inches to 24 inches.
Loose fill is a type of insulation that’s blown into the attic. Its ideal use is for attics that have tight spaces, irregular obstruction, and can be blown over existing insulation.
Before insulating your attic, it is very important to seal up any air leaks and cracks. This will ensure that the insulation will be able to perform at its maximum potential at keeping your Houston home well insulated. Make sure you remove everything out of our attic so that you can have adequate space before you start on this project. Please remember to always keep safety in mind! If you don’t feel like this is something that you can do yourself, then please do not hesitate to give us a call. We’ll have you taken care of in no time.