The Benefits of Attic Insulation
Hot air rises, which means the majority of heat in your home will escape through your roof. Insulating your attic is the best way to ensure that hot air stays in your home – so you don’t blast your furnace without achieving the results you deserve. Attic insulation also helps to contain cold air during the summer, making your air conditioner more effective.
Below are some of the biggest benefits of having insulation installed in your attic.
Save Money and the Environment
Attic insulation reduces heat loss, so your furnace won’t have to overwork to produce the desired temperature in your home. Attic insulation also traps cold air so your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard to maintain a cool temperature during the warmer months. In this way, you can save a lot of money on your energy bills by putting less stress on your home heating and cooling systems. Some homeowners have reported a saving of up to 50% on their heating and cooling bills.
Because attic insulation reduces the energy consumption of furnaces and air conditioners, it is also a great way to help the environment.
Protect Your Home
Attic insulation is also the best way to protect your home against moisture damage. Rain, snow and ice can seep into your home from the roof, causing a moisture buildup that can lead to structural damage to the walls of your home over time. Having your attic sealed and insulated can help prevent more serious structural issues down the line.
Moisture or condensation on the ceiling of your attic is an indication of water damage and potential leakage issues—if you’ve noticed these symptoms, contact a professional roofing contractor as soon as possible to prevent the problem from developing into anything more harmful.
Attic insulation is a great way to conserve energy, reduce your utility bills, and protect the structural integrity of your home. For more information about attic insulation and for all your roofing needs, contact us at Alps Roofing Solutions.