Attic insulation is extremely important during the summer. While you can get by without the most advanced types of gutters or a basic roofing system, your home may be at a high risk for damage if you do not have enough insulation. Our expert residential roofers here at Polaris say that it may even decrease the lifespan of your whole roof as well.
Having quality insulation in your home can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars each year. It will help not only to protect another layer of your roof but make sure your home stays cool during the hot summer months.
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.
If you do it yourself it would cost around a few hundred dollars. However most professionals would highly recommend hiring a trusted and reliable roofing company like Polaris to install your new insulation. Get in touch with us today and we’ll handle it for you!