Energy Efficient Insulation

Adding Energy Efficient Insulation and sealing air leaks in your home is an inexpensive way to improve energy efficiency and save money on energy bills.

When it’s hot outside, good insulation helps keep that hot air from sneaking in. And in the winter, it keeps the cold air out. When you have air flowing in and out, you use more energy and money to keep the temperature inside comfortable for you and your family.

Since you only want to pay to heat and cool the air inside your home, you don’t want that outside air sneaking air and increasing your energy bill.

There are several common types of insulation — fiberglass, rigid foam board, and spray foam as well as insulation made of natural, sustainable materials like cellulose, wood and hemp.

Like doorsroofing and windows, insulation needs to be installed properly to get good seals and to maximize energy efficiency. Many people install their own insulation but if you’re not ready for that type of project or just don’t have the time, it’s best to get a qualified person or company to help you.

According to Energy Star, “the easiest place to add insulation is usually in the attic. A quick way to see if you need more insulation is to look across your uncovered attic floor.

If your insulation is level with or below the attic floor joists, you probably need to add more insulation. The recommended insulation level for most attics is R-38 (or about 12–15 inches, depending on the insulation type). In the coldest climates, insulating up to R-49 is recommended.”

Of course, there is always some level of uncertainty when performing these kinds of household maintenance and improvement projects yourself. Many would prefer these jobs be left to the hands and experience of professionals like Avalanche Roofing & Exteriors. Be sure to check out local professionals for quotes, estimates, and testimonials to ensure that your projects are completed to the highest standard.

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