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Attic insulation is important to your family’s comfort within your home but also to the proper operation of the HVAC system. Insulation helps maintain a comfortable temperature inside and reduces the amount of energy used by the heating and cooling system. It also provides reduction of ambient noise, ensuring your family is not exposed to excessive outdoor sounds.
Most homeowners are not aware that their attic insulation is insufficient and therefore adversely impacting the internal home temperature as well as creating undue stress on the HVAC system. For the mid-Atlantic area, the Environmental Protection Agency (or EPA) recommends an attic R-value of R38 to R60. This basically means that you should have between 12 and 16 inches of insulation in all areas of your attic. Since many rafters are 6 inches, this means that your insulation should be significantly higher than the rafters. If you compress your attic insulation it still works but loses some of its effectiveness.
At United Construction & Restoration, our Project Consultants are trained in home insulation and can provide you with a no-obligation analysis of your home as well as provide you with education on the best insulation options available in the market today. Please call or email us to set up a no-obligation walk through of your home.