To make sure that your home is well insulated, you need attic insulation that will keep your home at your desired temperature no matter the weather conditions. Properly installed attic insulation will also save you money on heating and cooling your home. It’s estimated that up to 40 percent of a home’s heat loss occurs through the attic, which underscores the importance of ensuring that your attic insulation is up to code. As of 2017, the new standard for attic insulation is at an R60 rating and equates to between 17 and 22.5 inches of insulation.
By installing new attic insulation in your home, you can improve your home’s energy efficiency, providing savings for years to come. At Davidoff Roofing, we provide superior attic insulation services to homeowners in London, Ontario, and surrounding areas as a part of our home exterior renovation services.
How to Tell If Your Home Needs Improved Insulation
There are many ways to tell if your home requires improved attic insulation. Perhaps the best indicator is the age of your home. Many older homes have less than 6 inches of insulation in the attic, which is far below today’s standard. Other signs to watch for that could indicate a need for improved attic insulation include:
- High heating and cooling costs
- An overworked HVAC system
- Cold/warm spots in the home
- Ice buildup on the roof in winter
Types of Insulation for Your Attic Roof
Insulation comes in many types, such as loose-fill, rolls, and foam board, but the best insulation for attics is spray foam. Not only does it provide a high R-rating, but it can get into many of the nooks and crannies in the attic that other types of insulation cannot. Blow-in insulation is also a viable option for the attic, with materials able to fit into tight spaces. We use industry-leading Owens Corning insulation on many of our attic insulation jobs.
Why Choose Us for Attic Insulation Services in London, Ontario
We treat each attic insulation project as if it were our own and pay it the respect it deserves.
With over 40 years in the industry our roof contractors provide only the highest quality work.
We offer flexible payment options for attic insulation installation and inspections to suit our customers’ needs in London, Ontario.
Our contractors are certified in every material we use for premium attic insulation installations.
We do everything by the book and are happy to provide proof of insurance for every project.
We offer attic insulation warranties on workmanship and manufacturing, so you know that your home is covered.
Keep Your Home Comfortable with Proper Attic Insulation
Improving your attic insulation is key to a healthy home. At Davidoff, we’re more than just a roofing company, but licensed and insured to provide insulation services as well to add value to any project. Contact us today for more information and to schedule a consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Insulating Your Attic
Is it better to insulate an attic ceiling or floor?
Insulating the floor is standard practice, however it can make sense to insulate the underside of the roof as well. At Davidoff, our consultation includes determining where insulation will work best in your property.
Can you put too much insulation in an attic?
Yes! Too much insulation and your home will be unable to “breathe.” This can lead to moisture being trapped and mold growth. Insulation is important, but so too is proper ventilation. Too much insulation can hinder that.
Should I remove the old attic insulation before adding new?
This largely depends on the type and quality of the old insulation. For instance, if it’s wet or showing signs of a pest or rodent infestation, then it should be removed before new insulation is installed. However, in many cases, new insulation can be installed over the existing insulation.
How much insulation will I need?
The amount of insulation used depends on the type of insulation used, the R-value you want, and the size of your attic space.
How long does attic insulation last?
While the average lifespan is between 20 to 30 years, degeneration can start as early as 15 years after being installed. Severe weather and the type of insulation may reduce the lifespan.