Attic insulation has plenty of benefits
New, high-performance insulation for the attic can help homeowners reduce their heating and cooling costs and make their home more comfortable. Proper insulation in this section of the home impacts the health of the roof too, so don't take attic insulation for granted.
By preventing warm air from escaping through your attic, insulation protects your home from expensive heat loss. The material also helps prevent the forming of ice dam, pockets of melted ice that can damage your roof.
The Department of Energy recommends that homeowners determine the R-value* appropriate for their local climate before investing in new insulation. You can contact an expert professional at Icynene for more information about your attic's insulation needs.
You may also be interested in watching these short videos which explain what happens when Icynene spray foam insulation is installed in an attic.
* R means resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power. Compare insulation R-values before you buy. There are other factors to consider. The amount of insulation you need depends mainly on the climate you live in. Also, your fuel savings from insulation will depend upon the climate, the type and size of your house, the amount of insulation already in your house, and your fuel use patterns and family size. If you buy too much insulation, it will cost you more than what you'll save on fuel. To get the marked R-value, it is essential that this insulation be installed properly.