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The Insulation Causation

It’s finally getting cold here in the Cincinnati/Northern Ky. area….wait, did we just say “finally?”

Ok, while we can’t stop the cold from returning back to our area, we want to let you know that you do have some control over the amount of cold entering your home through the roof.

We’ve all the heard the common knowledge about how we lose 60% of body heat through our heads. While I was always the one to ask, “Well, what kind of hat am I wearing?” That sort of debate though, doesn’t exist when it comes to roofing world, as there has been plenty of reliable research on where energy-loss occurs in the home.

The roof is responsible for more than 35% of heat loss in the winter time. That sort of number should translate into plenty of dollar signs…ones that could be kept in your pocket when it comes time to pay those energy bills. Is there anything better than opening up those bills, only to see a number lower than ever after getting your insulation updated?

One of the best ways to save on energy costs in the coming months is to evaluate your “Current State of Insulation,” of your roof.

If you want to save on energy bills you do, and it’s either one of two options:

Cold Insulation

This is your cheapest option when it comes to roofing insulates. The location of the insulation matters more than you think. In this case, placing it over and between the wooden joists above the ceiling of your home’s top floor is typical of a “cold” insulation. The term “cold” comes from the fact that while insulating in general is better than no insulation at all, this method only stops heat from escaping from your home.

Warm Insulation

Warm insulation differs in that it placed directly underneath the roof, much closer to the roofing materials than in a cold insulation. This method of insulation, along with stopping heat from escaping your home, also inhibits cold air from entering your home as a sort of barrier between your loft space and the outside elements. This method also requires a need for ventilation directly underneath the roofing materials in order to prevent condensation from occurring.

With all of the available insulators out there, coupled with the varying different types of roof constructions in our area, it’s best to consult the professionals here at Fusion for what type of insulation and insulation method will best suit your needs….and your wallet too.

If you’ve been thinking that it may be time to evaluate how effective your loft space and roof is before the coldest temperatures come our way, the answer is simple….

You’re right.

Give us a call at 513-715-1306 or contact us through our website in order to schedule an insulation consultation at your convenience, and let’s get you and your home on the way to lower energy bills through proper home insulation.

 

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Winter Attic Insulation

Does your heat continually run in December, January, and February? Winter is an excellent time to insulate your home. The greatest loss of heat you desperately want to conserve in Winter is lost through the attic space of your home, due to low insulation levels. If you are able to visually inspect your insulation levels in the attic, then take note of the depth. Anything less than 14″ is below the recommended R-Value for the Cincinnati region put forth by the US Department of Energy. Give us a call and one of our estimators will be happy to provide recommendations – free of charge.