Attic insulation is essential for the regulation of airflow in your home. A functional insulation system helps keep your home warm in winter and cool during the summer months.
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 get the most out of your home’s insulation, then carry on reading as we give you some of the best tips and tricks that we’ve learned over the years in the roofing industry.
Regular InspectionIt’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.
Roof HealthIt’s essential to check the health of your roof deck, roof rafters, and attic before you install your insulation. These roofing components may be broken or rotten, and their dysfunctionality will end up affecting your home’s insulation. At the end of the day, you want your whole roofing system to work in perfect unison.
Choosing The Best InsulationDifferent 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.
Insulation MaterialsThere 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
Professional InstallationIt’s vital for you to hire a professional to install the insulation system in your home. Not only will this benefit your home but yourself as well. Installing insulation can be tricky as it takes a certain level of experience to do it correctly, and if you’re not careful, you can place your health and safety at risk.
For more information on insulation or roofing in general, don’t hesitate to give Dynasty Building Solutions a call today!
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