First things first, every home needs attic insulation. However, what do you really know about attic insulation? Yes, the easy answer and the image you might have in your mind is the fluffy stuff that goes in the attic between the rafters. At DFW Home Insulation, our goal is to inform and educate our customers so that they can make educated and informed decisions regarding the attic insulation we install. We want you to know why we install the insulation we do and how we do it.
With an attic, it’s very easy to forget its importance when it comes to heating and cooling your home. You may have a feeling that heat is leaving your home, maybe it’s harder to cool your home in the summer, or your seeing a sharp fluctuation in your utility bills. You have investigated for yourself and you can’t seem to determine how or where the problem is. Chances are that your attic is playing a major role. Attic insulation helps capture the heat rising to the top of your home, during the winter, by eliminating possibilities for the heat to pass through your ceiling through conduction or air leaks. During the summer, it’s the reverse. Attic insulation acts as a barrier against hot air penetrating your home. In the end, insulating your attic or upgrading your attic insulation might be one of the most important tasks you do to keep your home warm in the chilly months and cool in the warm months. It’s all about being comfortable in your own home.
As our homes age, it may become prudent to add insulation to the attic. Older homes typically do not meet modern efficiency standards and are often under-insulated. Adding insulation can decrease your utility bills immensely, while making your home more energy efficient and cost-effective. By increasing the attic barrier, the amount of work required by your heating and cooling system can be measured in the reduction in running hours and consistently comfortable temperatures, thus increasing the life span of your system, decreasing your carbon footprint, and reducing your cost out of pocket. DFW Home Insulation can provide a full evaluation of your attic insulation and provide you with a full choice of options.
The decision whether to replace and reinstall your attic insulation requires evaluation and some considerations. Ideally, to determine your current insulation levels is by simply eyeing them, if your insulation levels are at or below your attic floor joists, the attic insulation should be added. However, if the opposite is true and you cannot see any of your attic floor joists due to too much insulation, then you might not need to add more insulation. You really need to know the amount. Next, do you know the “R-value” of your current insulation? If you’re like most, No. The “R-value” helps in determining when it’s time to add more. R-values are the measurement of an insulations ability to resist heat. The higher the R-value, the more superior the insulation. R-values between R-30 and R-60 are recommended for the North Texas area, which can range from 10 to 20 inches of padding. It all depends on climate. DFW Home Insulation can help in determining your current R-value and if the addition of insulation is required.
If your still not sure if you need additional attic insulation or you are confident you do, contact DFW Home Insulation today at (214)775-0905 for a free consultation and estimate. We are here to help and focused on making sure you and your family remain comfortable in your home while keeping the costs with your budget. We look forward to servicing all your attic insulation needs.