“Green” Attic Insulation
Heating and cooling costs account for up to 50-70 percent of the energy used in an average home. This means that losing your home’s hot or cold air makes for a huge energy waste. Did you know that 65% of American homes lack proper insulation levels? Having proper insulation levels not only reduce energy consumption by up to 20 percent but make your home a more comfortable place. And taking steps to prevent energy loss is very important when thinking of ways to make your home more “green”.
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The attic is often one of the easiest places to add insulation to your home, making it a great place to start when making weatherizing changes for any season. Insulating your attic will lower your energy bills and can help prevent air from escaping the house and stop outside air from coming in.
Types of Attic Insulation
- Batts and rolls are flexible fiber sheets that lay within the standard spacings in wall studs and floor joints. These can be cut to fit into uneven spaces and to allow wires or pipes to fit through. They can be purchased with flame resistant chemicals for areas where the insulation will be exposed in the home.
- Blown-in loose fill is an insulation made of loose fibers or fiber pellets that are blown in using special equipment. This is good for unfinished floors that many attics have as it fill in many gaps and spaces easily.
- Foam insulation is a special foam that is sprayed into walls. Our experts mix the foam and spray it into cavities using special equipment.
Why insulate your attic?
Adding insulation to your attic helps reduce your energy costs by lowering the amount of energy you need to keep you home at a comfortable level. Because any change in your home’s temperature must be fought against by your heating and air conditioning units; leaving spaces where drastic changes can happen makes your home vulnerable to higher energy usage and costs. Air naturally flows from a warm area to a cold one; during the summer months warm air outside tries to make its way inside to the cooler air in your home. Insulation works by limiting air movement within the home.
The experts at Universal Roof & Contracting will help you reduce your energy bill and make the environment more “green”. Contact us or call us now at 904-647-3907 to schedule a free consultation and estimate.
*Sources: Census Bureau 2007 study, U.S. Dept. of Energy
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