While energy costs fluctuate with the seasons, for the past 10 years the overall trend has been upward. If your attic is not properly insulated, 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 Energy 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, which 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, and can easily be blown into attics of older homes without disturbing the house.
What Does an Attic Energy Inspection Include?
With our complete attic energy 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 can be applied toward any necessary attic-related work. 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 at (614) 682-3060 and schedule your complete attic inspection.
Muth & Company Roofing is a certified Master Elite Contractor through GAF servicing Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding area including Westerville, Delaware, Worthington, Dublin, Bexley, Gahanna, New Albany, and nearby communities. Muth & Company provides roofing installation services, as well as gutter installation, gutter replacement, gutter repair, attic insulation, skylight installation, and roof repair. We’re proud to offer metal roofing installation and metal roof financing services.
We use quality, feature-rich products including GAF American Harvest Shingles as well as the full GAF roofing system to deliver superior protection and warranties. If you’re in need of an experienced, trusted roofing or gutter company in the Columbus, Ohio region, don’t hesitate to call Muth & Company for a free estimate at (614) 682-3060 today!