It is essential to insulate your attic space because it can prevent any physical damage to your home. It prevents moisture from seeping in and eroding your home’s structure. During the winter, rising heat in your attic can melt snow on a roof, causing ice dams. Ice dams and moisture issues can do significant damage to your roof and home. Although it is not a cheap fix, it’s imperative to deal with the problems right away. It can save you many headaches down the road and help lower bill costs.
Increases Comfort and Decreases Bills
Insulating your attic is an excellent investment for your home. 60% of your home’s energy usage comes from heating and cooling. If your attic is poorly insulated, you will be spending more money than you should to heat and cool your house. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, you can save an average of 30% on utility costs by air sealing and insulating the attic space and ultimately allowing you to see cost savings over time.
Increases HVAC Life and Decreases Damages
Every time you crank the heat or the AC with a poorly insulated attic, your HVAC system works overtime at maximum capacity. If your system is running all year round without stopping, it can lead to expensive repairs, upwards of $6,000, and potential blowouts. An essential aspect of attic insulation is it allows your HVAC system to run less often. Your home’s insulation should be able to retain indoor temperatures, so your heating and cooling equipment can rest. Steady temperatures can prevent any further wear and tear to the HVAC unit and the roof itself.
Increases Clean Air and Decreases Energy Use
The air quality inside your home is paramount. Everyday outdoor pollutants enter your home through air leaks caused by poor air sealing or under-insulated attic spaces. It can add to aging and can cause adverse effects for those who suffer from allergies. By insulating your attic, pollutants are prevented from spreading throughout your home, allowing your family to breathe easier and enjoy cleaner indoor air. Installing new insulation can also remove contaminants that may have infested your current attic insulation.
Proper insulation and air sealing also reduce your carbon footprint by lowering the amount of energy used. This means your home won’t make as much energy, so power plants won’t need to produce as much energy either, reducing the amount of pollution caused by the power plants. Reducing the amount of energy consumed can positively impact local ecosystems and even the entire country!
180 Contractors is a residential remodeling contractor serving Detroit and the surrounding areas focusing on roofing with professional expertise extending to all exterior services, including siding, windows, gutters, decks, doors, and insulation. Contact us to schedule an insulation inspection today.