The Importance of Proper Attic Insulation

Attic insulation is an important part of your roofing system. Installing proper attic insulation offers many benefits, including making your home more comfortable and even reducing your energy consumption. As a roofing contractor specializing in attic insulation, we explain below why proper attic insulation is so critical.

Proper Attic Insulation

Energy Envelope

To understand how attic insulation works, consider your home’s energy envelope, which is composed of all insulated components that make up your home’s exterior: the outer walls, windows, entry and patio doors and the attic. These parts create an enclosure that maintains a controlled indoor environment. If insulated properly, your home’s energy envelope will be able to minimize thermal transfer, a process that causes heat loss on cold days and heat gain on hot days. When thermal transfer is at a minimum, your HVAC system will have an easier time maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature, leading to energy savings for you.

Proper Attic Insulation

With space heating taking up as much as 42% of an average home’s monthly energy consumption, the last thing you home needs is a large avenue for heat leaks. Trapped excess heat in the attic can affect the trusses and other wooden parts; wood shrinks and expands with temperature changes. This can have a permanent, negative impact on your roofing structure, requiring premature repair or replacement from roofers.

Kinds of Insulation

There are several types of attic insulation. The most effective is blown-in insulation, which can be installed on existing attic floors without any modification, and, unlike sheet or batt insulation, it can fit in tight spaces. At Arry’s Roofing, we use Owens Corning® insulation because it delivers higher thermal resistance and better longevity than other similar products.

To learn more about our attic insulation and roof repair services, call Arry’s Roofing today at (727) 938-9565. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free roofing estimate. We serve many areas in and near Largo and Tampa, FL.