Attic Insulation

 

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Insulation

 

Why is insulation important?
Over a 5 year span, attic insulation can settle as much as 20%, significantly reducing the insulation performance.  A rule of thumb is if you can see the joists in your attic, you do not have adequate insulation.  An attic that is not properly insulated can significantly increase you cooling and heating costs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Much Insulation Do I Need?
Insulation performance is measured by R-value — its ability to resist heat flow. Higher R-values mean more insulating power.  R-49 is the recommended level of insulation for homes located in the Midwest. That is about 18 inches of insulation (most homes only have around 6 inches of insulation).   Insulation works best when air is not moving through or around it. So it is very important to 
seal air leaks before installing insulation to ensure that you get the best performance and to make certain that your heating and cooling systems operate efficiently.

 

 


To learn more about insulating your home, take a quick look at our Home Performance Guide Book. It will give you images of what to look for to see if your home is properly sealed and insulated. (click here)

 

 

If you would like more information about insulation or to schedule a Home Performance Evaluation  give us a call at 913-383-2222.

 


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