What You Need to Know Before Insulating Your Attic

Friday, December 13th, 2019 by Michael Fortenberry

According to the Department of Energy, a fully-insulated attic done by professional insulation companies can save you anywhere between 10 to 50% off your heating and cooling bills every year. These savings add up and make for a very compelling reason to get around to finishing your attic space finally. While this rough estimate is a huge range, you can always get an energy audit that can really help you to identify problem areas in your home.

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Meanwhile, proper attic insulation benefits cannot be understated even in a relatively warm state like Texas. Let our insulation experts at Fortenberry Roofing walk you through all the important points of attic insulation and how you can make the most of it.

No More Storage

The attic sounds like the ideal place to hold your out-of-season clothes and decoration, but this is actually a bad idea. The effectiveness of your attic insulation depends on how many layers of insulation you can get up there. If you’re using it as a storage space for all your knick-knacks, you’ll have less floor space to squeeze the insulating fibers into. Consider moving all the things in your attic to your garage so you can use it for better insulation.

Choose the Right Material

Loose-fill insulation is your best option, for instance, if you have an attic that’s filled with irregular floor areas and plenty of wooden joists and beams. You can also consider radiant barrier systems that are capable of lowering roof deck temperatures by up to 69 degrees Fahrenheit, which can make a lot of difference in your energy bill and prolonging your roof’s lifespan.

Consider Your Location

The Department of Energy recommends R-values of at least 3.0 for warm areas. If you choose to use insulation materials that might not meet this minimum, you can make up for it by using roof replacement materials that have offer good energy efficiency ratings.

At Fortenberry Roofing, we are your trusted local roofing and attic insulation company. Give us a call at 1-806-385-6761 or fill out our contact form and get a free quote on your insulation today. We serve homeowners in Levelland and Hereford, TX, as well as all neighboring areas.

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