Your home is your biggest investment, which is why you should consider making the new year one in which you focus more on those home improvement or maintenance projects you may have been putting off. For Southeast Michigan residents it’s vital to consider attic insulation, considering the frigid temperatures we often experience. Why should you put this at the top of your to-do list, and what are the benefits?
Fact: Approximately 45% of heat loss in your home can be attributed to the attic, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. This fact alone should be enough to consider attic insulation if yours is lacking!
Why Attic Insulation is Important
- Not only does good insulation ensure heat doesn’t escape during the cold winter months in Michigan, it also provides energy efficiency during summer months, keeping the cool, conditioned air inside your home. This provides energy savings AND money savings regardless of the season.
- Damage prevention is another benefit of properly insulating your attic as melting snow, sleet or ice often experienced in our area can result in ice dams when heat rises and insulation is insufficient. Moisture and condensation are extremely damaging to a home’s structure and could be expensive in terms of roof leaks or structural repairs.
- Blown in insulation reaches even the tiniest cracks and crevices. Traditional or standard insulation such as batting simply isn’t effective for full coverage. With blown in insulation you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that every crevice and corner is thoroughly insulated so you don’t have to worry about heat loss, high energy costs, or damage to your home caused by the weather.
At Victors Roofing we realize the importance of R values and how higher values contribute to superior energy efficiency and comfort, not to mention the integrity and structural protection for your home. We invite all those in SE Michigan and surrounding areas interested in learning more about the benefits of attic insulation to contact us today. Make 2018 the year you focus on energy efficiency and improving your family’s largest investment – your home.