Attic Insulation Contractor in The Milwaukee Area
There is a good chance that if your home is over 10 years old, it is not insulated well. 40% of a homes energy is lost through the attic. A well insulated home can save you hundreds of dollars each year in energy costs. Not only will you save on energy costs, but you will also guard your home against potential ice dams, and ice damns can cost you thousands in repairs.
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 Semper Fi Roofing, 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.