While many people use attics as a space for extra storage, their primary purpose is to separate the roof from the rest of the home, allowing for air flow and room for insulation. When installed properly, your attic insulation can provide your home with strength, climate control, and higher air quality. If you’re unsure about the quality of your attic insulation, here are a few signs that you may be due for an upgrade:
1. Visible joists: Across your attic floor, every few feet, there are boards about 8 inches high. These floor joists should be mostly covered by insulation. Otherwise, this is an indication that you may need additional attic insulation.
2. Rising energy costs: If you haven’t made changes in how warm you try to keep your home, but your energy costs are rising, it may be due to poor insulation.
3. R-Value: The R-Value of your insulation is a measure of its effectiveness or heat resistance. In warmer climates, like we have in North Carolina, your insulation should have an R-Value of at least R-38. A trained insulation contractor can help you determine the R-Value of your current attic insulation and let you know if an improvement would be in your best interest.
At Cape Fear Foam LLC, we are happy to answer your questions and provide you with any attic insulation upgrades you need. We use polyurethane insulation of highest quality, and we have many years of experience. We will do all that we can to make sure your experience with us is more than satisfactory.