Energy efficiency is all about reducing the exchange of heated air between the inside of your house and the outside environment. Basically, this amounts to keeping the heat in (and the cold out!) during the winter, and keeping the cool air in and as much radiant heat outside in the summer. When it comes to lowering energy costs and making your house as energy-efficient as possible, most of the attention is given to your doors and windows.
Product manufacturers, home improvement experts, and do-it-your-selfers typically concentrate their efforts here, whether to market the virtues of the newest advanced technology of a double- or even triple-pane window, by reminding us to put up our storm windows and doors, or to stress how much heat you can keep in by properly caulking and weatherstripping around them. This is unavoidable, perhaps, because those very same windows and doors are some of the most visible areas of your home; you see them all the time, and so they end up in your consciousness more often.
It’s easy to forget that your attic also plays an important, if not integral function in maintaining the energy-efficiency of your home. Hot air, after all, rises, and if your attic is not heat-safe then the heat will, naturally, escape through there. Any Spartanburg SC roofers worth their salt will tell you that in order to maximize your home’s energy efficiency, you want to make sure that your attic is adequately insulated.
Blown-in insulation can help you save anywhere from 20 to 50 percent on your utility bills. A well-insulated attic also helps prevent the occurrence of ice dams, especially if your home’s gutters in Spartanburg SC tend to clog and ice up in the winter. All in all, there really is no excuse for not adequately insulating your attic. Your attic may be out of sight, but that’s no reason not to keep it in mind this winter.
Roof Roof South Carolina is a full-service insulation contractor with thousands of successful residential and commercial projects under our belt. Our customer service and exceptional workmanship are unmatched, making us the premier roofer in Spartanburg, Greenville, Anderson and many other communities in upstate South Carolina. We will be happy to help you any way we can.