A well-insulated attic will provide your home a barrier against cold, heat and humidity. The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) says that 90% of single-family homes in the U.S. are insufficiently insulated. Your home’s safety, efficiency and comfort can suffer if your attic is under-insulated.
So, how much could you save by insulating your attic?
How Much Will You Save?
By insulating your attic, you can reduce your energy costs by up to 30%. Those who live in a moderate climate will get even more energy savings.
Moreover, if you’re selling your home, you can increase its resale value by investing in a newly insulated attic. Experts at Remodeling Magazine found that buyers are willing to spend more on homes with a properly insulated attic. It means you can get up to 100% return on investment or more.
The savings you can get from adding insulation will depend on how well-sealed your home is, dimensions, how much insulation there is and how much temperature difference there is between the indoors and outdoors. For instance, if your roof is leaking, insulating your attic won’t make much of a difference until a roof repair is performed.
Why You Need Attic Insulation
You can minimize pollen and dust in your home with a sealed and insulated attic. It will help family members who suffer from allergies. Insulation can also reduce extremely hot or cold temperatures on the upper floors of your home.
It’s best to leave the installation to professionals, especially if the area is hard to access, lacks ventilation, has moisture issues and manifests signs of roof leaks. Proper installation will ensure the insulation stays efficient for years, saving you energy bills and costly repairs.
For high-quality home improvement services, choose Tedrick’s Roofing. We are your leading provider of attic insulation and roofing services. Call us at (206) 824-3440 and (253) 499-9660. You can also complete our online form to request a free estimate. We serve clients in Federal Way, WA, and surrounding areas.