ATTIC INSULATION

Hot air rises, and if the hot air is going right through your ceiling, the result is unwanted heat loss, a colder home and higher energy costs.

Over 40% of a homes heat loss occurs through your ceilings and attic. The older your home the less likely it is to be properly insulated. As of 2017 the new insulation code standard is an R60 rating which means there must now be 22.25 inches of insulation in each new home built. Many homes only have an inadequate amount, of approximately 6 inches of insulation.

Adding insulation to your attic can cut heating energy costs by a large percentage, so adequate insulation is important and a great investment.

Roof Smith’s experts can bring your home up to today's building code an save you money in the long run. When your home is properly insulated, the inside attic temperature is the same is the outside temperature.

The ideal time to have your insulation “topped up” is when you are having your roof replaced and can be coordinated a such. This allows the installers to remove a portion of the roof and blow in the insulation in from the outside. This is the most cost-effective method for the homeowner. If this is not a possibility, then the insulation is blown through an attic access inside the home. The entire process can be completed in a few hours, during the roof installation process.

But how do you know if your home needs more insulation? Ask yourself and look for these true tell signs.

  • High heating costs
  • High cooling costs
  • Cold areas/rooms in the house
  • Premature roof ageing
  • Leaking roof
  • Ice build up in roof valleys
  • Icicles’ hanging from eaves trough and fascia


 

If you indeed suspect that you may need additional insulation in your home, our trained sales experts will set up an appointment at your convenience to come and inspect your homes attic insulation and look for proper ventilation. During this inspection they will take and provide pictures so that you can see and understand the nature of the problem.

They will provide you with a quotation, outlining the work details required and materials to be used.

Roof Smith uses Cellulose insulation. Cellulose insulation helps keep your home warm in the winter and cooler in the summer months, blocks air infiltration, and saves you money.

The ceilings, walls and floors of your home are filled with oddly shaped cavities and obstacles such as, plumbing, air ducts, and wiring. For insulation to work effectively, it must completely fill the areas without gaps or voids. Ordinary fiberglass insulation cannot do that.

Features of Cellulose Insulation include:

  • If the material is properly installed correctly it will not settle
  • This insulation will not lose its energy savings ability over time
  • Cellulose will not rot or decay, and does not support mildew, mold or fungal growth
  • Cellulose is non- corrosive to steel, copper or aluminum metals
  • Cellulose has a high recyclable content of a minimum of 75% recycled materials
  • The insulation is manufactured from recycled paper and is the most energy efficient insulation product around
  • Cellulose insulation requires much less energy to produce than fiberglass insulation
  • Due to air circulation and natural convection, the R-value of blown in fiberglass insulation decreases by up to 50% as the temperature drops from 45 degrees F to 18 degrees F?
  • Cellulose insulation has a better resistance to air flow than other materials. This prevents the upward movement of air flow caused by temperature fluctuations, therefore, the R-value actually improves during the colder weather
  • No adverse health effects from Cellulose Insulation have been identified