What You Should Know Before Insulating Your Attic

Posted on on July 10th, 2015

Entrance to the attic or loft

Attic insulation helps save you money on home cooling costs on hot summer days and helps keep your home a comfortable temperature year-round!  Here are a few things homeowners should keep in mind before insulating their attic.

Before You Insulate Your Attic:

  • Determine Your R-Value – The type of attic insulation you need depends on the type of climate you live in.  For homes up here in the North East, we need to aim for a minimum R-Value of 38.
  • Know How Much to Buy – Measure your attic’s square footage to determine the amount of loose fill insulation you will need to cover your attic.  Of course, our professionals can help make this process simple for you.
  • Protect Access Spots – Add weatherstripping around the perimeter of the attic hatch and door.  This will help better insulate the entrance to your attic.

Check out this article from This Old House for more information on what you need to do before insulating your home’s attic.  You can also contact the professionals at Good Life Energy Savers with any questions you have about how to improve your home with attic insulation.  Our insulation professionals will help you avoid the DIY hassle by making the process simple and efficient.

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