There are major reasons you should insulate your newly built or your home under remodeling. Insulating attic reduces the transfer of heat between the attic and the living quarters of your house. Below are the reasons to have your attic insulated. Attic insulation will help lower your utility bills. Highest percentage of energy used in most homes is for heating and cooling. An under insulated house or one that lacks insulation will have warm air rising from the house and being radiated or conducted to the attic through the ceiling during winter. Your furnace will run for longer to make p for the lost heat increasing your heating cost. During summer on the other hand, your overheated attic will radiate heat to the room below making you’re A/C run longer on cycles. By air sealing your attic you can reduce your energy consumption which translate in to saving your hard earned money.
A safer home structure is a result of an air tight attic. With an insulated attic you can prevent seeping through of water vapor which result in eroded walls resulting in flaking of the paint on your walls. Shingles of your roof can swell and crack due to heat buildup in your attic. Attic insulation also prevent growth of mold that do well in cool areas. Gradual damage of your home is prevented with an insulated attic. An insulated home has better comfort. Even with modern heating and cooling systems temperature fluctuations are a major problems with under insulated homes. Temperature of the house changes too rapidly when the temperatures outside changes. Lack of insulation causes temperature difference between the floors of your house. With an insulated attic you can sleep better.
Air leaks cause harmful airborne materials to enter in your house. This harmful materials accumulate in your attic. Air with airborne materials from your ceiling that may be toxic is spread throughout your house if your attic is not insulated. Fresh air can be breathed in with proper insulation. Your attic is more than storage space with insulation. With proper insulation your attic can become an extra room.
You can be more eco-friendly with an insulated attic. A homeowner should be concerned with their carbon footprint and work to reducing it. An insulated attic will reduce your level of energy consumption and this way you’ll have done your part in creating a sustainable environment. Consider all these major benefits and have your attic insulated.