Attic insulation is a common practice among homeowners and strongly recommended by any good contractor. If your home is lacking insulation or needs new insulation, there’s no shortage of reasons why it’s worth the cost to have it installed! Let’s discuss some of the key reasons why attic insulation plays an important role in the comfort and function of your home.
A More Comfortable Home
When it’s hot outside and your AC has been on for a while but the upper level of the home still feels way too warm, your attic is probably missing insulation. Heat rises to your attic in the summer months and even more heat enters the attic as the sun beats down on your roofs surface. Insulation helps to absorb that heat so it can be vented out of the attic, instead of circulated throughout your home. The same can be said for cold winter weather. A home without attic insulation is more likely to experience uncomfortable cold drafts when it gets colder outside than a home with the proper insulation is.
Lower Heating and Cooling Bills
Improved temperature regulation in the home helps to make it more comfortable, but it also helps to lower your heating and cooling bills all year round. Your AC and furnace won’t have to run as frequently or for as long to achieve and maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. The money you save on heating and cooling costs will help cover the cost of the insulation and then some!
Improved Air Quality
Attic insulation improves the indoor air quality of your home by trapping outdoor pollution that enters your home through roof vents in the attic. Those pollutants lower indoor air quality if they’re not stopped by attic insulation. If someone in the home is an allergy or asthma sufferer, poor indoor air quality can directly impact their health on a daily basis.
Added Protection for the Framework of Your Home
Since attics are so prone to drastically changing temperatures, it’s no wonder that condensation and humidity can be a problem. Insulation adds an extra layer of protection between this unwanted moisture and the framework of your home. If the moisture was able to settle onto the framework without insulation in the way, your home could experience issues including water damage, mold, and a musty scent.
Contact Us Today
If you’re in need of assistance with your home’s roofing system this summer, our team at Nations Choice Windows is happy to be able to offer our roofing services to the Virginia community! You can contact our team today by calling us at 703-844-2483. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roof installation needs!