Need More Insulation in Columbus, Ohio? Get an Attic Energy Inspection for Only $89!
Are your heating and air conditioning bills unusually high? Attic insulation could be a factor, especially if your home is not properly insulated. When was the last time you checked?
If it’s been at least five years, ask the professionals at Muth & Company to perform an energy efficiency inspection of your attic right away. For just $89, our team will perform a thorough inspection and hand you a complete report, including recommendations for the kind of insulation Columbus, Ohio, area residents need. Plus, we’ll apply a portion of the $89 inspection toward any attic-related work within 30 days of your inspection if we recommend repairs or new insulation products.
Here's what Muth & Company will do for your attic:
- Check the depth of the existing attic insulation and calculate the R-value
- Inspect the intake and exhaust vents to make sure they're unobstructed
- Check all bathroom fans, pipes, and stacks to make sure they're venting properly
- Ensure that your gable vents are closed off or properly screened
- Inspect ceiling can lights to be sure they are properly protected in the attic
- Deliver a complete, printed report including any recommendations
Insulating your attic with the proper type and amount of insulation accomplishes two important tasks: it helps keep you and your family warm all winter and cooler all summer, and attic insulation can help reduce your energy expenditures. As heat rises in your home, it naturally moves to cooler areas and places where temperature differences are measurable. By insulating your attic spaces, you provide resistance to heat flow ensuring that heated or cooled air remains in the interior and isn't escaping through your ceiling and roof.
Most Homes Need More Attic Insulation
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that a typical home loses 44% of its energy through poorly insulated walls and ceilings. Stopping that flow of energy can reduce your energy usage and lower your monthly heating and cooling bills. Many older homes have inadequate levels of attic insulation, usually, only 3-6 inches and many newer homes have only standard levels, which fall below most new building codes. If your home is more than 10 years old, it is almost certain that your attic insulation is inadequate.
At Muth & Company Roofing we recommend an insulation value of R-60 for attic floors, which equates to approximately 18 inches of insulation. (The DOE recommends up to R-49 for attics in most areas. The minimum code for Franklin County is R-30 and for Delaware County it is R-38.)
While most people are familiar with “batt” insulation that is rolled out, the blown-in insulation installed by Muth & Company Roofing is more effective at providing improved R-value. This type of insulation is ideal for older homes because it can be blown into the attics and walls without damaging the home.
Do you trust “anybody” to go into your attic? Select the company that knows all about insulation and how to save you money over the long term. Muth & Company Roofing is your go-to specialist for the kind of insulation Columbus, Ohio, area homes need.
How Does Attic Insulation Fit Into The Roofing System
Attic insulation is just one piece of the roofing system and it is important that your home has a fully functioning roofing system. The roofing system includes your insulation, ventilation, gutters, under layments, and finally shingles. Roofing systems that have proper ventilation, are well insulated, and installed with craftsmanship and good products last longer than roofs that lack a piece of the system.