Why Adding Attic Insulation Makes Cents (Yes, Cents!)

Adding attic insulation such as Atticat blown-in attic insulation from Owens Corning not only makes sense, it makes cents! Additional attic insulation provides a higher level of energy efficiency, which in turn saves you money each month – summer and winter.

Atticat Attic Insulation MarylandAtticat blown-in attic insulation is easily installed in just a few hours, and will provide energy efficiency for years to come. When your home has attic insulation with a high R-value (a measurement of energy efficiency), it helps prevent heat loss through the ceilings in your home. Warm air rises, and when insulation in your attic is insufficient, that warm air can pass through your ceilings into your attic, and escape through your roof. Efficient attic insulation provides a barrier, preventing the warm air from entering the attic.

During the hot summer months, energy efficient attic insulation work the same way, only in reverse. Sun and high temperatures warm your home from the roof down. Adequate insulation prevents the heat in your attic from entering your home. In addition to adequate insulation, you should also be sure that your attic is properly ventilated so that the warm air can escape.

According to energystar.gov, 15.5 inches of blown-in attic insulation can save you up to 20% on your heating and cooling costs. In fact, energystar.gov also states that the average US home spends $2,200 on home energy costs (http://www.energyhog.org/adult/pdf/EnergyFacts.pdf)  Add it up, and your Atticat insulation installation can save you hundreds of dollars each year. And because Atticat insulation is made of fiberglass, it is non-combustible and will not settle over time. Atticat insulation offers an R-Value rating of R-49 which is recommended for the Maryland climate zone.

S&K Roofing, Siding and Windows installs energy efficient Atticat insulation throughout Maryland. Contact us today to learn more and to get a free attic insulation estimate. Call 1-866-836-7663, or click here to schedule an estimate online.