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Ventilation and Insulation a Home’s Sword and Shield

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To protect our homes and the residents who reside in them, it is important to have sufficient attic insulation and ventilation present in your attic. The attic, for most people is an afterthought because they seldom use it and any time they are in it, it’s for a short amount of time. Attics are often overlooked by the homeowner, but it plays a large role a keeping your home comfortable through all four season. Apart from the fact that your attic is storage haven for all the unwanted items you have accumulated over the years that you just can bear to part with, it needs to be properly insulated and vented to prevent unnecessary expenses from piling up. Experts tell us that are money is gong through the roof without proper insulation, up to 28 per cent of heating and cooling bills are the price of poor insulation and ventilation.

Your attic insulation is the key driver to maintaining your indoor temperatures. The insulation acts as a thermostat that maintains temperatures in your attic relative to the outdoors and by maintaining this equilibrium it in effect reduces costs for heating and cooling.

If you live in a region that is especially cold in the winter, insulation is crucial to keeping your energy bills in check. One way to determine if you have proper attic insulation is a quick scan around your neigbourhood after a snowfall.

If you see that your home has a lot of melted snow while the rest of the neighbourhood doesn’t, it could be a sign that you don’t have enough insulation or you lack ventilation in your attic and the excessive heat buildup is released to your shingles.

Another way to determine if you have adequate insulation is a cost comparison with your neighbours who have homes that are of a similar size to yours. If your bills are more than 10 per cent higher you know there and then that you need to put some work into your attic.

Now, before you take on a project that you have no experience with – installing attic insulation and air barriers – call your friends at AM Roofing Solutions. We have over 60 years experience dealing with all sorts of attic retrofits, and our solutions will save money and extend the life of your roofing system.

When you contact us, you can rest assured that our expertise and quality workmanship will be front and centre when we install new insulation and ventilation and all of our work is backed-up by a 10-year workmanship warranty.

To keep your roofing system ‘breathing’ in the winter and summer, contact us at AM Roofing Solutions. For a no-obligation consultation and free estimate call us today at 1.877.289.6900.

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