Because your attic is an outlying room, it is very easy for air to enter or escape there when it is not insulated. This means that even the most effective HVAC system cannot keep your home sufficiently warm in the winter or cool in the summer without increasing your energy bill significantly.
In addition, your uninsulated attic allows moisture to enter your home, posing a threat to the structural integrity of your roof and your home in general. Attic insulation can go a long way in protecting your home, and it even has the following added benefits:
- Improves Air Quality- By insulating your attic, you seal off gaps where outdoor pollutants like pollen, dirt, dust, or smoke can enter. You also reduce moisture, which prevents mold growth and pest infestations that can cause allergies and respiratory illnesses.
- Increases Your Usable Space- If you are like many people, your attic may be too cold or too hot to spend any time in there. It’s fine if you prefer to keep your attic as a storage space, but insulating it can provide extra room for children to play or for you to do art and other activities.
- Protects the Environment- Attic insulation, especially spray foam insulation, is beneficial because it is made of non-toxic materials. It also reduces the amount of energy you use for heating and cooling, so you can reduce your carbon emissions.
- Adds Value to Your Home- Because buyers recognize that attic insulation has many benefits, you can make your home more valuable with insulation.