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Attic Insulation: Debunking Myths and Misconceptions

Monday, August 3rd, 2020 by Michael Fortenberry


Having insulation in your attic is important in keeping your home cool and comfortable during the summer months, so you don’t have to use your HVAC as much and can save more on energy consumption. However, if you’re having second thoughts on installing insulation in your attic because of a few reasons you’ve heard or read somewhere, then we’re here to tell you otherwise.

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As a leading residential contractor on roof replacement, Fortenberry Roofing knows just how useful it is to have attic insulation in your home. To show you that you have nothing to worry about, we debunk and explain some of attic insulation’s common myths and misconceptions. 

Vapor Barriers Trap Moisture in the Attic

If you were led to believe that vapor barriers prevent trapped moisture from leaving the attic, then you should know that this isn’t true. In fact, vapor barriers actually prevent warm and moist indoor air from condensing. The moisture or frost can be caused by it migrating into the wall cavity from the outside. The barriers are essential for most attic insulation systems; they let air pass through while keeping the moisture from penetrating the insulation layer.

Attic Insulation Easily Catches Fire

Another common myth is that attic insulation is flammable and can endanger your entire home. The truth is actually the opposite; it’s designed in a way that it won’t easily catch fire. But each type of insulation works better than others, depending on what kind of roof you have and where you live. Consult our services and we’ll inspect your attic and determine which is the best type of insulation for your home.

Insulation Is Not Needed in Warmer Weather

Some actually believe that attic insulation isn’t needed in homes that are in areas with warm weather. This is probably because of the assumption that the insulation only traps the heat inside the attic and won’t expel easily. However, installing attic insulation is really helpful in keeping out unwanted heat and it also prevents the cool indoor air from escaping. This means your home can have comfortable room temperatures and won’t need to use your HVAC system too much, which also helps you save on energy costs.

When you need a reliable professional for your attic insulation, hire only one of the best insulation companies in the area. Call Fortenberry Roofing today at 1-806-385-6761 or fill out our convenient online request formWe serve Littlefield, Abernathy, and surrounding TX areas.

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