6 reasons why you need adequate attic insulation. Have you ever gone up into your attic and examined the insulation? If it’s non-existent or possibly from when the house was first built you likely are literally losing money on both your heating and cooling bills. At Tollefson Bros Exteriors we’re a reputable insulation contractor that can help you determine how much insulation to add to help keep your heating costs down as we head into the winter months.
Below are 6 reasons why you need adequate attic insulation in your home.
Benefits Of Adding Attic Insulation
1. Saves on Monthly Energy Bills – As mentioned before, adding attic insulation can help to reduce your energy bills in both the winter and summer. Your expensive heat can escape during the winter while hot air can flow into your house during the summer if your home is not properly insulated.
2. Improved Air Quality – When air is able to freely enter your home you can often be exposed to all sorts of particles such as mold, dirt, smoke and radon. Installing attic insulation helps to prevent these air pollutants from entering your home.
3. Keeps Home Temperature Stable – If your home is properly insulated you can expect to have a more stable air temperature which allows you to use less energy to heat and cool your home.
4. Prevents Air Leakage – A study from Cornell University estimates that 40% of your home heating costs are due to air leakage. Attic insulation helps to significantly reduce air leakage and in turn, reduce your heating costs.
5. Prevents Winter Ice Dams – Ice dams form on roofs during cold winters due to heat being trapped in the attic. Attic insulation helps to reduce or even eliminate ice dams to reduce the chances of significant interior and exterior damage to your home due to ice dams.
6. Increases Storage Space in Your Home – If your attic is properly insulated you can use it for additional storage and not have to worry about your items becoming damaged. Between blown-in insulation and spray foam insulation, you can turn your attic into a comfortable environment for additional storage.
Interested In A Free Attic Insulation Quote?
If you’re interested in learning about the benefits of attic insulation, or you’re ready for a free attic insulation quote feel free to give Tollefson Bros Exteriors a call today at (952) 881-2218. We’ll be happy to come out to your home and show you all your attic insulation options so you can see for yourself the many benefits of properly insulating your home and attic.