Should I Insulate My Attic?

If you live in the northern hemisphere, insulating your attic is highly advised. It’s estimated that having a properly insulated attic can save you between 10 – 50% on your energy bill.

In addition to the savings you will see on your bill, you can also take comfort in knowing that you are increasing your home’s energy efficiency and reducing your carbon footprint.

In this blog, we review the top reasons why you should insulate your attic and we highlight the preferred insulating product for your home.

The Benefits of Insulating Your Attic

1. Energy Efficiency

Ensuring that your attic is properly insulated will increase the energy efficiency of your home because you will stop losing heat. Having a home that’s better insulated will also prevent your HVAC equipment from running in overdrive, preventing additional wear and tear, and saving you money on repairs and replacement.

2. Increased Home Comfort

Heat rises, which is why an unfinished attic is where you’ll lose most of your home’s heat. In order to keep your home at a comfortable temperature for you and your family, insulating your attic is a great investment.

3. Improved Indoor Air Quality

Air escaping from your home through an uninsulated area also means that outside air is getting in and could be affecting your air quality. Moisture levels in your home are often higher in this case, which can lead to the development of mould. If you notice excess moisture in your attic or in your home in general, or if your family suffers from frequent or persistent respiratory infections, excess moisture could be a root cause.

4. The Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

George Kent Home Improvements has completed hundreds of insulation projects and we highly recommend spray foam insulation for attics. According to Natural Resources Canada, even if your attic is already insulated, spray foam improves the energy efficiency and soundness of the house through air sealing.

Our knowledgeable and trustworthy team has over 70 years of experience.  We will assess your home’s current condition and provide our professional recommendation on how best to improve your home comfort. Request a quote for spray foam insulation today.

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