Attic insulation can be a serious matter in the summer. While you can usually cope without the most modern types of gutters and with one of the more basic, affordable types of roofing systems on the market, your home might be at risk of serious damage if you don’t have enough insulation. Expert Flagstaff roofing contractors say it can cause the lifespan of your roof to decrease as well.
Fortunately, there are a few simple methods for determining whether or not your attic insulation is inadequate:
- The first thing you can do is head up to your attic and check what kind of insulation you already have. For batt insulation you’ll usually find the information printed on the insulation itself, while with the more common loose fill insulation you can have either fiberglass, cellulose or green fiber insulation.
- Most homes built during the past decade have met minimum standards with an R-30 rating. However, if you want the best performance, you will have to go up to R-60. Check to see whether the insulation used is top quality, and think about purchasing additional greenfiber or fiberglass insulation to bring it up to the highest standard.
- When it comes to upgrading your insulation you can either choose the more affordable (but far more difficult) path of DIY, or contact a local contractor and ask them to do the job for you.
Although DIY would only cost a few hundred dollars, most experts would recommend hiring a reliable service to have your new insulation installed. All you have to do is get in touch with your local contractors and they’ll do the rest.