Attic Insulation Is A Great Investment This Winter
Attic insulation isn’t sexy. It doesn’t add curb appeal. Visitors to your home certainly don’t exclaim “wow, great job on the new insulation!”. It’s one of those investments you make that most people will not even know you have made unless you tell them.
But, you will know. It will become obvious everytime you open up your heating bill. Or snuggle up to a good book in front of the fireplace. Or have family over for the holidays to enjoy a warm family dinner in a quiet, cozy environment.
Insulation is designed to create a thermally resistant barrier that keeps heat from escaping and cold air from getting in. Adequate insulation lowers your air conditioning-related bills as well. But it’s winter weather we are concerned about now, so let’s concentrate on the heating bills.
Studies have shown that the Return On Investment (ROI) for new attic insulation is one of the quickest ways to recoup your money of any possible home improvement project. In fact, it is so effective that many people realize enough in lower energy bills that the investment is recovered in less than a year.
Dick’s estimators are very experienced at putting the insulation where it will do the most good – on the floor of your attic. This assures that the area below stays warm (or cool in the summer) while the area above is not heated. This keeps heat from escaping, melting the snow on your roof and resulting in damaging ice dams in your gutters.
With your new insulation, your furnace will not have to work so hard to keep your home warm and cozy. Also, the air in your home retains more of its moisture which is healthier for you and your family.
That extra insulation has the side benefit of cutting back on the sounds from outside your home too. Many people say when they added insulation it made their home “feel more solid”.
You may not have thought about it, but you would probably realize a significant benefit by adding blown-in attic insulation to your home. Research has shown that 90 percent of American homes are “under-insulated”. It’s not a criticism – it’s just a fact. “Out of sight, out of mind,” so to speak.
Dick’s Roof Repair Service Inc. is Kenosha and Racine’s go-to roofing contractor for all things roofing, siding and insulation related. This includes blown-in attic insulation, which is on sale for you now. Contact us today while the special lasts!