Why Proper Attic Insulation is So Important

attic insulation Russell RoofingThe sad truth is that many homeowners probably don’t even think twice about attic insulation, or at least not until a problem presents itself and they’re forced to take a look at what’s going on up there. Insulating your attic can significantly help in preventing air from escaping from your home, and outside air from making its way in. Proper attic insulation is definitely more important than you think.

Reduce Your Energy Costs 

The most important reason to insulate your attic is to reduce your energy costs. About 50-75% of the energy used in your home is due to heating and cooling costs. This only means that when you are inadvertently losing your home’s hot or cold air, it is a huge waste of energy. Adding insulation to your attic will lower the amount of energy needed to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, which will then reduce your energy costs.

How Attic Insulation Works 

Warm air naturally wants to flow towards cooler air, so the warm air in your home will try to escape outside during the winter, and the warm air outside will try to make its way into your home during the summer. Air change happens the most in outlying places like attics. That’s why it’s so important to limit air movement within your home by adding insulation to your attic. It will trap air and prevent it from moving from place to place.

Contact us today at Russell Roofing to learn more about why proper attic insulation is just so important.

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