If you live in an older home, this situation might sound familiar: no matter how much you put your HVAC systems to work, indoor temperatures hardly ever get comfortable. Your bills only get bigger over time.
So what’s a homeowner to do? Here’s what we suggest:
Make sure your attic is adequately insulated.
Older homes can be particularly drafty, and a good amount of heated air can be lost through the roof. To keep your energy expenses from skyrocketing, we suggest contacting expert Michigan roofing companies to get your attic checked.
There are several types of attic insulation, but for homes that are older than 10 years, we recommend the blown-in variety. These typically come in the form of loose-fill cellulose or fiberglass, both of which have excellent thermal properties.
Made from recycled newspapers, cellulose insulation is completely safe to use in the home. Fiberglass, for its part, is non-combustible and when blown in tightly, can reduce air leakage by a significant amount.
Either way, this type of insulation typically takes the form of small loose particles. This means it can easily fit into irregularly shaped building cavities. It can even be installed in attic spaces with wires, ducts, and pipes that other insulation options would not be able to reach.
Invest in expert installation.
Another reason we recommend loose-fill insulation for older houses is that it is less likely to affect or damage existing finishes. However, installing it is still best left in the hands of experts. Professionals use specialized tools and pneumatic equipment to blow or spray the material into place.
Kroll Construction is one of the few roofing companies Michigan residents trust to insulate their homes. Our factory-trained installers use top-notch products and techniques to deliver the best possible service for your home.
We work with both fiberglass and cellulose blown-in insulation. If you’re interested in installing better insulation for your home, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our home improvement experts by phone.
We also provide free in-home consultations and estimates of our services. Simply call us up at (888) 338-6340 to set an appointment. We’d be happy to settle on a time that is convenient for you.