If you need more attic insulation in Louisiana, call your Baton Rouge Owens Corning Top Of The House certified roofing contractor. Proper attic insulation is essential to keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. In winter, insulation keeps heat trapped inside your home, while in summer properly installed insulation allows air to circulate, ventilating your home and preventing overheating. Owens Corning attic insulation can bring multiple benefits to homeowners, including cost savings, maintenance benefits, and increased comfort. A properly performing roof takes more than just shingles. Your roof works as a system, proper attic insulation, and a properly ventilated roof work together to keep your home cooler and more energy efficient. A home’s properly insulated attic can help decrease your electric bill by as much as 20%.
Do you know if you need more attic insulation? Having your attic inspected by an Owens Corning Top of The House certified professional anytime is a great idea, but a re-roofing project is an ideal time to add insulation to a home. During a re-roofing project, a sheet of decking can be removed from the home’s deck and the hose of the Owens Corning attic insulation machine can be inserted into the home’s attic and assure no mess inside the home from man or machine.
Have you ever thought about how insulation works and why? Heat always moves towards cold, which is why heat tries to escape home in winter and enter a home in summer. Fiberglass insulation works by trapping air within tiny pockets to resist the transfer of heat, so it does not move into or out of the home. Controlling moisture and air infiltration, assuring proper ventilation, and maximizing the efficiency of the home’s heating and cooling system are just a couple more important benefits.
Common Insulation Questions
Why Is Proper Attic Insulation Important?
Homes need more than shingles on the roof to protect them from the elements. Attic insulation and ventilation must work together with the roof structure to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.
High-quality attic insulation systems, such as the Owens Corning Top of the House system, bring the following benefits to homeowners and residents:
Why Is Attic Ventilation Important?
Keeping the heat inside the home is one important function of insulation, but it is also important to install a roof system that promotes ventilation. Without adequate ventilation, moisture can build up in a roof space, leading to the following problems.
Attic ventilation is so important because there are many appliances in the typical home that produce moisture that can build up in the attic space. These include washing machines, dishwashers, bathtubs, showers, and tumble dryers, all of which produce water vapor. Ideally, these items should be properly ventilated through the roof, as otherwise, they can cause condensation to build up inside the attic. In some cases, this condensation can get so bad that it is easy to mistake it for a roof leak.
What Is Proper Attic Insulation?
At Owens Corning, we aim to provide insulation that addresses all the problems listed in this post. Our Top of the House system can keep heat inside your home without causing moisture to build up inside the attic.
Proper attic insulation should be sustainable and protect the health of homeowners and their families. Our PINK FIBERGLASTM insulation products are GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certified, which means they can offer better indoor air quality than some other insulation products.
Owens Corning blown-in FIBERGLAS insulation can reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by heat escaping from the home by over half a ton every year. Sealing air leaks could help to reduce heat loss even further, cutting heating and cooling bills. At CertainTeed, we believe FIBERGLAS is the green choice for residential properties due to its energy-saving and clean air properties.
In combination with our insulation products, we recommend installing attic vents to ensure that the attic space has adequate ventilation. There are many types of attic vents available, including static vents, power vents, ridge vents, turbine vents, soffit/cornice vents, gable vents, starter vents, and cupola vents. All these options come in a wide variety of sizes, styles, and shapes. The right choice of vent depends on the configuration of the roof, the size of the attic, and the local climate.
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What is R-Value and why is it important?
R-Value is an insulation’s ability to resist the transfer of heat. This is why the higher your attic’s R-Value the less transfer of heat out of your home’s attic saving you money and adding more comfort to your home.
How much money can I save if I add more insulation?
You can save as much as 30% by adding the proper amount of insulation to your attic. There are several good reasons to add more attic insulation to your home and saving money is a good one but there are more. The comfort of your home is another great reason to add more attic insulation. Energy costs keep rising for homeowners and businesses, adding more attic insulation is an effective way to make a difference in your electric bill. By not making a decision to add more attic insulation your electric bills will continue to increase.
Which insulation product is best and why?
The first step is to have one of our Owens Corning Top of The House Certified inspectors come to your home and do a full attic inspection to see just where your home is with R-Value and other heating/cooling needs. In many cases, it is not just adding more attic insulation but proper attic ventilation as well. All these heating and cooling services can be handled at the same time.
Are these attic insulation products environmentally safe?
At Louisiana Roof Crafters, we partner with Owens Corning, the attic insulation giant for training and attic insulation products. Not only can the Owens Corning blown-in attic insulation reduce greenhouse gas emissions escaping from your attic the Pink fiberglass insulation is Greenguard and Greenguard Children & Schools certified. This means they can offer better indoor air quality than many other attic insulation products.
What are the costs of these services and how can I pay for them?
Louisiana Roof Crafters offers many options for saving money with attic insulation and ventilation problems. Once our Top of The House certified inspector has made a full assessment, we can put together a free cost-effective plan for saving you money with a properly insulated and ventilated attic. Louisiana Roof Crafters takes all major credit cards and we have many financing options.
What type of guarantees will I have?
At Louisiana Roof Crafters, we have over 6,000 happy clients in the Baton Rouge and Northshore areas of Louisiana and have always stood by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. At Louisiana Roof Crafters, we have nearly 400 Google, Facebook, and written reviews to give our clients the peace of mind that we stand behind everything we do.