Have you noticed an increase in your monthly energy bills? There are many reasons for this, but the first thing you should check is your attic. Aside from its potential as a storage area, the attic helps control your home’s indoor temperature, while lowering energy costs. This is only possible with proper insulation, however. If your existing attic insulation has already suffered extensive damage, it might be time for a replacement. Storm Master Construction & Roofing, the area’s expert in roof repair, shares how to pick the right one for your home.
- Check the R-value. The R-value refers to an insulating material’s resistance to heat flow. When deciding on which insulation to install inside your attic, it pays to determine the material’s existing R-value. A higher number means a more effective insulating value. But first, make sure to determine the recommended R-value for your home based on location.
- Choose blanket insulation if you’re on a budget. Blanket insulation typically comes in batts or rolls. It is available in a variety of materials, such as mineral wool, fiberglass, and plastic or natural fibers. Blanket insulation works best in attics with standard spaced beams and joists. Because this option is easy to install, some homeowners try their hand at DIY. But if you want the work done properly, it’s still better to hire a reliable pro like Storm Master Construction & Roofing, one of the top roofing contractors in your area.
- Consider loose-fill insulation. When your attic space has little headroom and multiple vents and cross-beams, you might want to choose loose-fill insulation. To install this choice, your local roofer usually blows the material over the existing insulation. Loose-fill comes in mineral wool, fiberglass and cellulose.
- Choose sprayed foam for an effective air barrier. Sprayed foam insulation may be costlier than its counterparts, but its extremely high R-value more than makes up for it. It is available in open-cell and closed-cell, both of which use polyurethane as a material. Spray foam insulation serves as a tough air barrier in your attic, helping keep a consistent temperature in your home–all while keeping energy bills to a minimum. Just make sure to work with Storm Master Construction & Roofing for its professional installation.
Storm Master Construction & Roofing isn’t just your expert in roof replacement. You can also count on us for your residential and commercial insulation needs. If you want to determine whether to add or replace your attic insulation, just turn to us and we’ll conduct a thorough evaluation of your property. When new insulation is required, we’ll be more than happy to help you with the right option. We proudly serve Flower Mound, TX and the nearby areas. Call us today at (817) 589-7190 or fill out this form to schedule your consultation.