The Important Role Your Attic Insulation Plays
Your attic’s insulation effectiveness is measured by its R-value, which is resistance to heat flow. The higher the number, the greater its power of resisting heat transfer. Based on the varying temperatures between northern and southern parts of Illinois, the R-value for northern Illinois has higher requirement for efficient insulation than southern Illinois.
When it comes to selecting attic insulation, it’s a good idea to consult with an insulation contractor that make a recommendation for the best product based on a variety of factors, including the age of your home, the condition of your roof, how well-sealed your attic is, and your attic venting system.
Fiberglass (rolls) and (blown-in) cellulose insulation are the two most common types of attic insulation. In addition to pricing, homeowners must also take into consideration other factors about the materials. For example, fiberglass does not settle over time so it remains resistant to moisture longer. Cellulose does settle over time, so the Insulation Contractors Association of America recommends increasing thickness by another 25%.
Why You Need Attic Insulation Services
Your roof depends on sufficient attic insulation to protect it during the harsh Midwest winters and summers. In the winter, ice damming can build up quickly on a gutter, which causes water to back up and drip into the attic. If there is too much moisture build-up in the attic due to low insulation thickness, mold and mildew will form over time and shorten the lifespan of your roof.
If your home is aging, or if the attic simply was not properly insulated when built, you may notice higher than usual electricity bills in the winter and summer. An insulation contractor can evaluate your attic and replace the existing insulation or add more to improve the energy efficiency of your home.
Working With ProTek Construction For Attic Insulation In Naperville
ProTek is a local insulation contractor, specializing in helping Chicagoland homeowners determine the best product and installation method to meet their needs. If you think you need attic insulation services, contact ProTek Construction for a free in-home evaluation and estimate. We will conduct an energy audit, and will evaluate airflow, venting, seals and ducts to gauge how you can achieve reduced utility costs through improved attic insulation. You will receive suggestions on how to make your home more energy efficient, and if problem areas are uncovered, our specialists will provide a quote and a financing plan if needed.