Attic Insulation & Energy Efficiency
Did you know that the performance of your new roof goes deeper than just adding new shingles? It takes a complete roofing system which includes ventilation and insulation to receive the maximum performance. A complete roof system will insure comfort while saving money on utility bills and helping to extend the life of your roof.
Energy Efficient Attic Insulation
The cost of energy continues to raise it’s time to take action. If your home is 10 to 15 years or older, there may be a good chance that it is not well insulated. Energy loss occurs in your home when you do not have enough insulation. Whether you realize up to 40% of a homes conditioned air escapes through the attic. An improper insulated attic is a major source of energy loss, resulting in dollars lost.
Trapped heat and moisture in the attic can severely jeopardize the performance of a roof. The combination of insulation and ventilation systems helps keep excessive household moisture out. As a result, the proper conditions are met and the temperature in the attic is easily maintained.
Attic Moisture can Cause:
- Wet wood-sagging roof decking
- Potential insect infestations
- Mold, spore fungi and mildew
- Metal nails to rust
- Interior drywall damage
Attic Heat can Cause:
- Ice dams
- Premature failure of roofing shingles
Protect Against Energy Prices & Weather with Harris Insulation
Since energy costs are only going to increase, it’s a good idea to start protecting your home against rising energy prices. A well insulated home can help reduce the cost of utility bills in the summer and winter. By adding Owens Corning Pink Fiberglass blown-in insulation, it will increase your attics R-value.
R-value is the measurement of insulating performance. All insulation products are measured by the common standard R-value. R-value measures the resistance of heat flow. By adding insulation to your attic you will increase your R-value. The greater the R-value the better insulated your attic will be against heat flow.
Harris can install any fiberglass insulation into your attic at a cheap price. By adding insulation you will increase your attics R-value which will help keep your home cooler in the summer months and warmer in the winter months.