The weather may be warming up, but we can be sure that there are still cold days to come this winter for the Front Range. A few weeks ago, we published a post sharing 7 Ways To Keep Your Home Warm And Your Heating Bill Low This Winter. We want to dive a bit deeper into this topic, and help you as a homeowner to keep your home warm and comfortable, and your heating costs at bay this winter. So let’s look a bit closer at the various benefits that proper roof insulation can offer you.
1. Using Roof Insulation To “Stretch” The Heat Already Present
A fantastic way to keep your home comfortable is by best utilizing and protecting the heat that is already present. Of course, this is where proper roofing insulation comes in. Without proper insulation, the heat in your home escapes out through your attic. This forces your furnace to kick into gear to replace the escaping heat, which drives your energy costs up. Many homeowners underestimate the power of roof insulation to temper their heating costs; but it really can make a big difference when it comes time to pay those utility bills! Not only that, but you may qualify for a tax credit after adding proper insulation.
2. Protect Your Home From Moisture Damage
Not only does a poorly insulated attic allow heat to escape, but it also harbors some of that heat, allowing moisture to build up in your attic, which may lead to moisture damage. This can lead to much larger issues, such as condensation build up and mold. Make sure your attic is insulated well, so that you won’t be facing large, expensive issues down the road.
3. Consistent Heat Throughout The Home
Sufficient roofing insulation not only keeps your existing heat inside the home, but it helps to distribute it evenly. This way you don’t need to worry about fidgeting with vents and thermostats so much, but rather you and your family can enjoy a consistent comfort throughout your home.
4. Create A Sound Buffer
Roofing insulation is not only good for the temperature of your home, but also for the noise level. A properly insulated attic acts as a sound buffer, keeping outside noise just that—outside; and keeping your home a bit more quiet and peaceful.
What’s a Homeowner To Do?
This is our favorite part—the good news. Your attic is the easiest place to add insulation to your home. Twelve inches of good insulation should be all that you need. This might mean that you will need to reorganize and move over boxes taking up the storage space in your attic—but it will be well worth it. Adding a proper layer of insulation will begin offering immediate benefits as you enjoy a new level of comfort in your home, and a little extra space in your utility budget.