Experts say that over 40 per cent of a home’s heat loss is directly related to the roof and more specifically the attic. Attic insulation plays a major role in your roofing system; poorly installed insulation or not enough insulation won’t keep your home warm in the winter or cool in the summer.
To obtain peak energy efficiency for home it is essential to choose the best possible product for your attic insulation and you need to have a professional install to derive the maximum benefit of the insulation.
For the homeowner who wants to save money on insulation, many home centres offer self-help guidance but the information, while helpful, doesn’t take into account a number of factors
When installing attic insulation important factors need to be considered:
- Generally homeowners don’t have enough technical information or expertise to install insulation to get the most out of the product and accurate information is sporadic at best
- Depending on the type of attic insulation that is being used determines the requirements of the installation. For instance, if using insulation that is laid between rafters, a vapour barrier may need to be laid first to help the attic insulation perform to the highest standards. A qualified professional is well schooled in the finer points of vapour barrier insulation and how to combine the plastic sheeting with the insulation to create a seal that holds heat in the winter and works with the ventilation system to release heat in the summer.
- Choosing the proper attic insulation for your home is a challenge. Every manufacturer of attic insulation says that their’s is the best and provides the best R-value for the money. Qualified installers will be able to assess your needs and provide the most comprehensive attic insulation solution that works best with your home.
At AM Roofing Solutions, we use only the best insulation on the market and Owens Corning is by far a superior product when stacked up against the competition. Owens Corning attic insulation has an added advantage that many of its’ competitors don’t.
The materials used for attic insulation are made from 73 per cent recycled materials providing a green tinge to your home attic insulation project. Using Owens Corning insulation will help prevent the release of green house gases from your home due to the protective barrier the insulation creates from the inside of your attic.
Using blown in attic insulation is advantageous for the homeowner. Breaking up insulation and causing it to fluff up creates million of small air pockets that hold heat and the best part of this attic insulation process is the fluffed material will never settle providing long-term protection for attic.
AM Roofing Solutions has been using Owens Corning insulation for many years and we have certified insulation technicians that can assess you needs and meet the challenges of your attic insulation job.
The company has over 50 years experience providing roofing and attic insulation solutions across Central and Southwestern Ontario and we have an answer to all your questions.
Start on the path to saving money with additional attic insulation today by contacting your friends at AM Roofing Solutions for a consultation and a free, no obligation quote at 1.877.281.6900.