Inadequate insulation increases heating and air conditioning costs, as well as contributes to ice damming problems I the winter months. Naturally, warm air will seek out colder areas. In the winter, the warm air in your home will escape to the cold air outside and in your attic. In the summer, the warm air outside and in your attic will try to infiltrate your home. With the right amount of insulation, you will have the proper resistance to stop most of that heat flow from escaping or penetrating your home depending on the season.
The effectiveness of insulation to resist that heat flow is rated on a scale called “R-Value”. The higher the R-Value, the better the insulation will resist the heat flow. In Central Indiana, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends that you have at least an R-38 attic insulation rating. This means you should have about 13”-14”of blown-in, fiberglass attic insulation.
Contact Moss Roofing today to determine if your home is adequately insulated.