Attic insulation is essential for the regulation of airflow in your home. A functional, long-lasting system keeps you and your family comfortable all year round.
You want your home’s insulation to function at its best at all times. When your insulation becomes faulty, your home will experience some cold drafts, cold spots, and you’ll notice a significant increase in your home’s energy bills.
If you’re looking to keep your home cozy and energy-efficient all year round, then carry on reading for some of the best tips we’ve learned over the years in roofing.
It’s essential to regularly inspect your home’s insulation to ensure that it’s in a functional condition. Insulation can be damaged by moisture, burrowing pests, or rotten rafters. Holes in your roofing system can cause all these things. Holes allow water and pests to seep and creep into your home, causing significant damage to your roofing materials as well as your insulation.
You want your whole roofing system to work in perfect unison, therefore before you install insulation in your roof and attic make sure that the health of your roofing deck and rafters is in a good condition. Otherwise, their dysfunctionality will end up affecting your home’s insulation system.
Choosing The Best Insulation
Different insulation materials are graded according to their R-value. The R-value measures the resistance of the insulation to the flow of heat. The higher your insulation’s R-value, the less you’ll end up spending on heating and cooling your home.
There are many different types of insulation that you can install for your home. These are some of them, along with their R-values:
Polystyrene: R-value of 4 per inch
Mineral Wool: R-value of 3.3 per inch
Fiberglass: R-value of 2.7 per inch
Cellulose: R-value of 3.8 per inch
Spray Foam: R-value of 6.5 per inch
There are many benefits to installing insulation in your home, and it’s vital that you hire a professional. Not only will this benefit the health of your home but yourself as well. Installing insulation is tricky because experience is needed for doing so correctly, otherwise, there can be consequences like jeopardizing your safety or compromising one’s physical well-being.
For more information on insulation or roofing in general, don’t hesitate to give Above & Beyond Exterior Remodelers a call today!