Roof insulation plays an important role in reducing the amount of energy you consume for heating and cooling, and in turn reduces your energy bills. Insulation is measured by a term called an R-value - the higher the R-value, the greater the insulating capacity of the material.
Colder climates require higher R-value insulation to ensure that less heat is lost through the roof of your home. In addition, insulation will also help keep the cool air inside during the warm weather, resulting in less use of your Air Conditioner.
Since they are typically accessible from within the home, attics can be one of the easiest places in your home to insulate, which can save you a lot money on your energy bills. Be sure to consider insulation with the proper R-value that is appropriate for your home's climate. Furthermore, check the insulation and air sealing around the access to your attic- especially to if your attic is unfinished.
A home's attic access, which could be an attic hatch, pull-down stairs, or a knee-wall door, often, goes uninsulated. Gaps in the attic insulation increase heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. By air sealing attic access, you can significantly reduce your heating and cooling costs.
The roofing professionals at Dan Shepler Roofing are here to provide you with peace of mind. Please contact Dan Shepler Roofing at 352.751.1471 or use our online form to a request an appointment for an evaluation of your homes needs.