Benefits of Attic Insulation

Re-insulating your attic is one of the best ways to maximize energy efficiency and gain long-term savings. Although many homes today have enough insulation, older homes built in the 1970s or earlier most likely aren’t insulated enough. In these cases, a professional can install more insulation.

Generally, speaking to an insulation company is the best way to determine if your home needs more insulation. Still, there are certain signs you can look out for on your own that indicate you may need more insulation:

  • The age of your home
  • Higher than normal energy bills
  • Uncomfortable drafts in your home
  • Uneven temperatures from room to room
  • The AC running more than normal
  • Snow melting off the roof too quickly and/or ice dams forming

These aren’t all the signs, but they are common ones that homeowners can pretty easily detect.

Retrofit Insulation Installation in NOVA

If you live in an older home in Northern Virginia, Style Roofing can help. We’ve added insulation to homes in Fairfax County, Prince William County, Loudon County and surrounding areas. “Contact US” today to learn more about our services or if you’re ready to re-insulate your attic!

Where to Install Attic Insulation

In an unfinished attic, insulation should be placed over the floor joists. Consideration should also be given to insulating the rafters. Attic doors can also be insulated to protect air flow through the door itself. In finished attic spaces, insulation should be placed between the studs of knee walls, along exterior walls and the roof, and in ceilings.

Attic Insulation and R-Values

An R-value is the measure of an insulation’s ability to resist heat flow. Higher R-values indicate better insulation performance. Older homes often have less than the recommended level of insulation in the attic. Proper attic insulation at the recommended R-value for your climate zone can help reduce heat loss. Contact Style Roofing for an evaluation of your attic’s current insulation levels.

Benefits of Attic Insulation

The attic is one of the most common areas of a home that is lacking in sufficient insulation. Style Roofing can help install attic insulation.

Improve Energy Efficiency

Your attic typically provides the greatest opportunity to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Insulation can help reduce heat loss through the attic. As much as 20% of your energy bill can be saved with good roof insulation. Style Roofing can work with you to recommend the right type and amount of insulation to increase the energy efficiency of your home.

Increase Resale Value

In addition to improving your home’s energy efficiency, up-to-date attic insulation also adds resale value to your home. According to a 2016 report from Remodeling Magazine, installing attic fiberglass can recuperate 116.9% of the cost. A fiberglass insulation upgrade is the only project that had a national return of over 100%.

Retrofit Existing Attics

Many homes were built with lower standards of attic insulation. Luckily, it’s an easy fix to retrofit existing attics and add insulation. Style Roofing insulation experts can evaluate your existing levels of attic insulation and make recommendations on ways to improve your energy efficiency. We can calculate your attic’s current R-value and suggest products that can increase the R-value if necessary.