Does your home have a hard time cooling down in those hot Orange County summer months? It could be due to a lack of the proper insulation levels in your attic. Alps installs Owens Corning attic insulation and can help keep your home comfortable year round.
Inadequate insulation is one of the leading causes of energy waste in most homes. Insulation is the most basic and cost-effective way to lower your home’s energy usage. Adding insulation saves you money on utility bills and also makes your home more comfortable. Installing insulation in homes also enhances the effectiveness HVAC systems and can extend the life span of the Heating and air conditioning equipment as well.
Approximately 90% of homes and buildings in the United States are under insulated. Insulation values are measured by an R-Value, which is based on the amount of insulation that is installed. The average R-Value of attic insulation installed in homes in and around San Antonio is R-11. The recommended R-Value for homes in our climate is R-49. Adding insulation to an attic can drastically reduce the amount of heat that enters your home in the summertime. It also reduces the amount of heat that leaves your home during the winter.
A quick way to find out if your attic is under insulated is to visually inspect it. If the roof rafters are visible then your attic is under insulated. Alps specializes in evaluating and installing high-quality attic insulation. The optimum R-Value that we recommend is R-60 and we do offer free inspections and estimates.