When it comes to attic insulation, it may be
out of sight and out of mind to you. However, attic insulation plays a massive
role in the ventilation system of your roof. Continue reading to learn about
the importance of proper attic insulation for your roof.
Indoor Air Quality
Your attic insulation helps improve the
quality of the air that comes into your home. If there are any worn-down seals
or under-insulated spaces, outdoor pollutants can make their way into your
home. By having proper attic insulation, the pollutants can be trapped by your
insulation so you and your family can breathe high-quality air.
In Keeping Your Home Warm Or Cool
An attic that does not have the proper
insulation will not be able to retain and keep in the heated or cooled air that
your air conditioning system worked hard to produce. The leak of insulation allows
the outdoor temperature to impact the temperature within your home because
there is not a strong enough barrier.
Since improper attic insulation allows the
outdoor temperature to influence the temperature within your home, your air
conditioning system could be working overtime trying to keep your home cool or
warm. Your system working so hard can dramatically drive up your energy costs
each month. By investing in proper attic insulation, you can cut your energy
costs significantly. In some cases, up to 20%.
Your Air Conditioning System In Good Condition
If your air conditioning system is working in
overdrive to keep your home warm or cool, it will inevitably experience more
wear and tear than it should. By having proper attic insulation, your air
conditioning system will be able to run less, reducing the maintenance costs
over time and prolonging the amount of time until you need to replace your air
Structural Damage To Your Home
A poor roof ventilation system can result in
having a significant amount of heat and humidity being trapped within your
attic. When this happens, shingles on your roof can start to expand and crack,
allowing space for water to flow. If a leak is in a spot like your attic, it
could go undetected until the water damage has affected the structural
integrity of your home. By having proper attic insulation, you can slow the
ability of heat building within the attic and keep moisture away.
Attic insulation is an important factor in your
roof's ventilation system. Learn more about proper attic insulation.
A roofing contractor can use their knowledge
and expertise to educate you about your attic insulation to ensure you have the
proper insulation for your home. Our highly trained service technicians at Roof
It Forward can recommend and install thermal insulation upgrades in your attic.
ARAC Roof It Forward has been providing high-quality roofing solutions to the
Metro Atlanta area since 2005. We aim to provide top-tier service to our
customers to keep you and your family safe in your home. Contact us today to
schedule your home insulation estimate and inspection!