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Insulating your attic is one of the best home improvements that you can do when it comes to maximizing the value of your home improvement budget. As well as stabilizing indoor temperatures, well-insulated attics can help prevent ice dams from forming on roofs, reduce home energy consumption, and decrease monthly energy bills, among many other benefits.

It is a common misconception among Houston, Texas homeowners that attic insulation is as simple as adding a few pieces of fiberglass to the attic space; however, proper attic insulation requires a more thorough approach. Before you insulate your attic, you should follow these steps.

Audit your energy usage

Knowing what your attic needs are the first step to effective attic insulation. In many attics, air leaks are present and the insulation is inadequate because the materials are so old. With the help of an energy audit, you can find out where air leaks are and where insulation gaps exist – and whether it’s necessary to remove existing insulation before installing new insulation.

Insulate with high-performance air seals & insulation

In the event, the air leaks in your attic need to be sealed and high-performance insulation should be installed as a result of a home performance expert’s assessment. Spray foam insulation eliminates air leaks as well as insulates your attic from your living areas by creating a thermal barrier. The insulation materials for your attic will be selected by an experienced home performance expert based on your needs and budget.

Ensure proper ventilation in the attic

Attic ventilation is often overlooked by homeowners while focusing on air sealing and attic insulation. By combining attic ventilation with air sealing and professionally installed insulation, the attic is cooled down during the summer, when heat might otherwise accumulate there due to roof penetration. During the colder months, it allows heat and moisture-filled air to escape the attic.

It prevents moisture from condensing on rafters, trusses, and other attic structures, therefore protecting your attic and the structure of your home from water damage. Effective attic ventilation can reduce your home’s energy costs, prevent mold and rot brought on by water leaks and keep it protected from fluctuating temperatures. If your looking to Protect your home by getting your attic insulated contact A Affordable today.

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