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While attic insulation is essential in preventing water damage in your home, many fail to pay attention to this component. It protects your heat from the elements, such as humidity, heat, and cold. Despite its importance, many homes in the United States remain under-insulated.
One of the area’s best residential and commercial roofing contractors shares the benefits of a well-insulated attic.
Your HVAC system is responsible for 50 to 70 percent of your energy costs. If your attic is not properly insulated, your heating and cooling system will need to work harder to keep you comfortable. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that you can save around 15 percent on your energy costs by sealing your home and insulating attics, crawl spaces, and floors.
Dust, dirt, mold, mildew, and other pollutants can enter your home through leaks caused by insufficient insulation. Over time, these airborne pollutants can have negative effects on your indoor air quality. By making sure that your attic is sufficiently insulated, you can prevent these pollutants from spreading in your home. You will also ensure that your air is clean and as healthy as it can be. At Bone Dry Roofing, you can count on us for your roof insulation and gutter replacement needs.
Even homes with modern HVAC systems can suffer from constant temperature fluctuations if under-insulated. It means some parts of the house will be more difficult to cool than others. You’ll know if your home needs better insulation if there is a temperature difference of 10 to 15 between floors. Improving your insulation will not only improve your comfort and save you on energy bills but also help in prolonging the life of your HVAC system.
For your home’s roofing needs, you can depend on Bone Dry Roofing. We also specialize in masonry services, such as brick repair* and chimney cleaning*. Call us at 877-BONE-DRY or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. Based in Indianapolis, IN, we serve customers from locations in nine Midwest cities across five states.
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