Insulation and attic efficiency are hot topics every winter when the temperatures dip below zero. What people often fail to realize is that insulation doesn’t just matter in the winter; it’s also an important tool to combat summertime heat.
Insulation Matters Year-Round
Attic insulation does more than act like a blanket to keep warm air in. When temperatures spike, insulation in the walls and especially in the attic keeps hot air from pressing downward into your living space. This significantly lightens the workload of your air conditioning system, which means an effective layer of insulation can save you as much in the summer as in the winter!
You can cut high utility costs by installing the recommended amount of attic insulation in your home. However, this is a job that is best left to professional Columbus roofers for the following reasons.
- Building codes for insulation vary by county, and it is important to meet the minimum requirements for your location. Muth & Company completes ongoing training to stay current with the requirements for all areas we serve.
- An inspection and prep work is important for successful installation of attic insulation. If areas around soffits, vents and electrical work are not addressed properly, the finished project may not be as effective.
- Working in an attic poses a safety hazard for those not used to maneuvering around this space. Avoid causing more damage to your home by trusting the job to the pros.
- The tiny fibers that make up fiberglass can cause irritation of the eyes, skin and lungs, so safety precautions must be taken when working with this material.
If you have aging or damaged insulation or you can see the attic floor joists because there are only a few inches installed, call Muth & Company Roofing at (614) 682-3060 for a complete attic inspection and recommendation for insulation. Our Columbus roofing technicians have years of experience working in attics and on rooftops, and we know how to do it safely and effectively.