While energy costs fluctuate with the seasons, for the past 10 years the overall trend has been upward. If your attic insulation is not properly installed, the cost to adequately heat and cool your home has likely gone up as well.
Fortunately, Muth & Company Roofing in Columbus, OH, offers a convenient way to help you determine if your attic needs more insulation.
Benefits of an Attic Insulation Inspection
If your attic has inadequate insulation, there will be nothing to prevent heated or cooled air from going up to the attic or leaking out through the roof instead of staying in the interior of your home. Proper amounts of insulation will keep you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, as well as help to reduce your energy bills.
How Do I Know if I Need an Inspection?
If your home is over 10 years old, chances are good that you will need more insulation. At Muth & Company, we advise an insulation value of R-60. This means you need about 18 inches of insulation on your attic floor. Most older homes have only about 3-6 inches, and even some newer homes have only standard levels that don’t measure up to new building codes. Luckily, the blown-in insulation that we use is more effective than batt insulation. This can easily be blown into the attics of older homes without disturbing the house.
What Does an Attic Insulation Inspection Include?
With our complete attic insulation inspection, you will receive a printed report that includes any recommendations we may have. In addition, within 30 days of your inspection, a portion of the $89 inspection fee will be applied toward any necessary work in the attic. Here is what we will do:
- Calculate the value of current insulation by checking its depth.
- Check to make sure exhaust and intake vents are not blocked.
- Inspect all pipes, stacks and bathroom vents for proper venting.
- Check gable vents to ensure they are properly screened or closed off.
- Examine ceiling can lights to determine if they are adequately protected in the attic.
As one of the leading roofing contractors in Columbus, we know all about insulation. And the best ways to help you save money over time. Take advantage of our knowledge and experience by giving us a call today. (614) 682-3060. Schedule your complete attic inspection.