Attic Insulation Contractor in The Milwaukee Area
Wisconsin homeowners are wasting money each year by paying for heat that escapes quickly due to inadequate attic insulation. To save on energy bills, the best place to start is with your attic. Attics are a significant source of heat loss in under-insulated Wisconsin homes.
Look at the Existing Attic Insulation
The first step is to look at the existing insulation in your attic. If the wood beams (or joists) of your attic floor are still visible, you probably don't have enough of insulation. Use a tape measure or yardstick to check the depth of it on your attic floor. The Department of Energy recommends a minimum depth of 15.5 inches of fiberglass batts or about 18 inches of blown insulation for optimum energy-efficiency.
At SemperFi Roofing and Stone Flooring, we can help you save money on your energy bills this winter by adding insulation to your attic!
Radiant Barriers in Wisconsin
Radiant barriers are highly effective for attic spaces in hot climates, radiant barriers are much more effective in hot climates than cold climates. Radiant barriers must face an adequate air-gap to be effective. Thermal bridges are points in the building envelope that allow heat conduction to occur. Since heat flows through the path of least resistance, thermal bridges can contribute to poor energy performance. A thermal bridge is created when materials create a continuous path across a temperature difference, in which the heat flow is not interrupted by thermal insulation such is the case in most attics.