When it’s time for a new roof, it’s a good idea to look at insulation as well. Proper ventilation plus insulation means fewer long-term roofing problems. The combination of the two helps keep excessive household moisture and heat out.
Attic moisture can cause:
- Wet wood – sagging roof deck
- Potential insect infestation
- Mold, spores, fungi and mildew
- Metal rust (nail heads)
- Interior damage
Attic heat can cause:
- Ice dams that prevent water runoff
- Premature failure of roofing materials
Of course, there’s also the energy savings that a properly insulated attic will bring. Up to 40% of homes' conditioned air escapes through the attic. If your heating and cooling energy costs are going through the roof, adding attic insulation and sealing air leads can help cut heating and cooling energy bills by up to 20%. And less energy use means fewer greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, blown-in insulation can reduce greenhouse gas emissions over half a ton each year. So you’ll save money, save energy and help save our planet with proper attic insulation.
We use and recommend Owens Corning Fiberglass Blown-In Insulation. It’s the finest system on the market today, and an excellent upgrade from paper insulation, which compacts over time. If you’re having your roof replaced, now is the perfect time to consider adding attic insulation.
For more than 30 years, we at Roger Mudd Home Improvements have believed that high-quality work and integrity have been the keys to our company’s longevity. Call us today for a free estimate and we’ll show you the difference a professional contractor can mean to your next project.