Is your attic properly insulated? When was the last time you checked … when you bought your house? … never? Don’t feel bad if you have no idea. Few homeowners give any thought at all to their attic insulation, when it’s actually one of the biggest strategies you can employ to keep monthly utility bills low and improve daily comfort. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that a typical home loses more than 40% of its energy through poorly insulated walls and ceilings! Here are a few tips to make sure you get the most out of your attic insulation.

1. Generally, attics in older homes are poorly insulated. If your insulation was installed 20 years ago or more, you probably need to replace it or add more to comply with current R-value recommendations. Even many newer homes have only standard levels, which fall below most current building codes. 2. Loose-fill insulation generally gives better coverage than batt insulation, and it is usually less expensive. 3. Make sure your attic vents are not covered with insulation or the attic will not be properly ventilated. 4. If you have a chimney, use a high-temperature caulk or furnace cement to seal around it. 5. Seal around duct exhaust fans that go to the outside.

Spring is the perfect time to upgrade or replace your home’s attic insulation! If it’s been more than five years since your attic was last inspected, call the professionals at Roofing & More for a no-obligation energy efficiency inspection and a FREE insulation estimate. At [company_name], we are here to serve you! Call today at (877) 398-4555.