While having a high quality roof over your head will go a long way in protecting your family and home, it’s not the only thing you should be concerned with. Making sure that your attic space is properly insulated is extremely important as well. If it’s not, all kinds of problems are going to arise. Fortunately, we can install or upgrade your attic insulation using CertainTeed’s TrueComfort blown-in fiber glass insulation.
The Importance of Attic Insulation in Baltimore
If your attic isn’t properly insulated, then the heat that your home produces is going to rise up (heat rises, after all) through your ceilings and into your attic. Not only is there no reason to heat your attic, but the heat will end up escaping through your roof. This makes it difficult for your home to retain heat and to stay at a consistent temperature without your heating system constantly pumping out more heat. Not only does this result in a less comfortable home, it also results in your heating bills skyrocketing.
You may also experience ice dams during the winter, which are caused when heat from your home causes snow on the roof to melt, which in turn causes it to drip down to your gutters where it will re-freeze. The gutters won’t be able to take the added weight, causing them to warp or even break.
Blown Attic Insulation in Baltimore
There are a number of different types of insulation that can be used for your attic, but we prefer to use blown-in fiber insulation. Blown-in fiber insulation is the most effective form of insulation because it allows us to fill in small nooks and crannies that may not be properly insulated otherwise. We use the TrueComfort blown-in insulation system developed by CertainTeed. The TrueComfort system requires a portable blowing machine in order to apply the fiber glass blown-in insulation to your attic. Very few bags of blown-in insulation is required to achieve the proper R-value due to the fact that it is super-expanding.
Why do we prefer to use CertainTeed? Besides the fact that blown-in insulation is the most effective way to insulate your home’s attic, we feel comfortable using CertainTeed’s system because of their dedication to both the environment and to building responsibly. They have focused on providing sustainable and innovative solutions that have helped to improve comfort and energy efficiency for over a century. This means that their fiberglass blown-in insulation is a sustainable product.
Our Baltimore Insulation Services
We can inspect the insulation in your attic to determine whether it needs to be replaced or improved. We will make sure that the right amount of insulation is used – too much insulation is not cost-effective, while too little will hurt the energy efficiency of your home. Our contractors are highly trained and have the knowledge and skills to properly insulate your attic.
If you need to have your insulation inspected or would like more information about replacing your insulation, contact us at Park Heights Roofing today.