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Heat-Saving Roofs: Preparing for Winter

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If you are a homeowner in the Tulsa area and are feeling the brunt of summer’s heat, you are more likely to be giving thanks for your air conditioner than planning ahead for the upcoming winter months. Although it may seem early, now is a great time to begin preparing for the cold weather ahead by increasing your home’s energy efficiency with a fresh installation of blown-in attic insulation.

Attic Insulation Dramatically Improves Comfort and Efficiency 

insulation-350x350You may be surprised at how much more comfortable your home feels indoors when the chill of winter arrives when you are well prepared with plenty of attic insulation. In pre-existing homes, inspecting the amount and condition of the insulation that is currently in your attic before it gets cold will allow you time to make an informed decision as to whether or not it is time to upgrade your home with blown-in insulation.

Chances are if your floor joists are visible, your home would benefit from additional insulation. Traditional fiberglass batts, designed to fill the spaces between floor joists, are generally unable to fill small cracks and crevices to the level that blown-in insulation achieves. By adding an additional layer of insulation above your existing attic insulation, you may be able to save as much as 20% on your heating and cooling bills.

New Homes are Perfect For Blown-In Insulation

With new construction, blown-in insulation can provide increased insulating abilities as compared to batts or rolls and can be used to create any R-value of insulation desired. Here in Tulsa, insulating your attic with 13-20 inches of quality insulation (representing an R-value between R-38 and R-60) will provide you with a warm energy-efficient home next winter while reducing moisture problems and keeping your household comfortable.

Hiring Professionals To Add Insulation to Your Attic

Hiring a professional roofing company, like Perfection Roofing with their specialty machinery, makes the installation of quality Owens Corning blown-in fiberglass insulation quick, simple, and clean. By fluffing the fiberglass particles with air as they pass along the length of the machine’s hose, the insulation traps millions of tiny air particles before landing on your attic floor, increasing its insulating value substantially compared to batt or roll insulation. Since the material will not compact, you will enjoy the increased efficiency and comfort provided by blown-in insulation for many years.

Now is the perfect time to prepare your house for next winter’s cold. Contact Perfection Roofing of the Tulsa area, for a free insulation inspection of your home.

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