Every home energy efficiency project starts with attic insulation upgrade.
Many times attic insulation is one of the last things that a homeowner thinks about fixing when they purchase a new house. Typically people will remodel bathrooms and demo the kitchens Before they move into their new home. Upgrading attic insulation is often overlooked and many times underrated. People spend thousands of dollars each year to heat their home and the winter and cool it in summer. A simple attic insulation project can pay for itself within 3 to 4 years.
Signs of Inadequate Attic Insulation
If you have a broom in your house beneath the attic that seems to be impossible to heat or cool.
Most utility companies will provide you with a number that shows how efficient your home is when comparing to your neighbors. You want to make sure that you are both well average in how much you spend on heating and cooling.
If you have recessed lights that are exposed to the attic.
When you look into the attic and you can see the joists and the insulation is below 10″.
When building your home the general contractor had a local building codes to follow. These codes are the minimum requirement for how much insulation you need. In older homes would have seen R-12 insulation in the attic. Today’s code calls for R-38. But when talking to the Department of Energy they have recommended R-60
So What Do I do?
The start every project is a phone call an appointment set around your schedule. We will send out our training home energy experts to diagnose your house. We will perform a simple blower door test to pinpoint air leaks and build a plan for how to make your home energy efficient. There are many different ways to approach attic insulation job you want to be there to help you make decision.