Insulating your attic is one of the most practical home improvement projects you can tackle. It may be simple enough, but doing this can help reduce the amount of heat escaping through your attic, lowering your heating and cooling bills. But by how much, you might ask? Your local roofing pros from Coleman Roofing discuss this and more below.
Why Insulate the Attic?
Placing insulation to the upper trusses of the attic provides a barrier that drastically reduces the amount of air entering or escaping the home. Signs of insufficient insulation include uneven temperatures between rooms, drafts, ice dams in the winter and spikes in heating or cooling bills.
Regardless if you have an asphalt or metal roofing system, your attic should have enough insulation to ensure steady levels of indoor comfort. This project doesn’t come cheap, however—it will cost you an estimated $1,300. But once the insulation is installed, you can trim the amount you spend to keep your home warm by up to 30%.
How to Know If Insulation Is Needed
Under-insulated homes are those built before 1960. Even not-so-old homes, however, may not have adequate insulation, or the insulation may have deteriorated over the years. A thorough inspection of your attic helps in determining the amount of porous material needed. While it can be done on your own, hiring a pro would be the best solution if you find it tricky to access the attic, have signs of leaks or moisture problems in your attic, or have little to no attic ventilation.
Turn to Coleman Roofing if you have problems with your roofing system. When you work with us, you can be sure we will deliver the highest level of customer service and professionalism at all times. From storm damage repairs to total roof replacement, our certified roofing pros are ready to assist you with your roofing needs.