Logik Roofing & Insulation – Your Attic Insulation Company in Oshawa
Did you know that you can lose up to 25% of your home’s heat through the attic? Many homes, even those recently built, have insufficient attic insulation to stop the loss of heat. As a result, they use more energy to keep their home set to a comfortable level, which also means higher hydro and natural gas bills since more than half of your home’s energy costs are to heat and cool your home.
In most Oshawa homes, there is only about 10 inches of attic insulation, sometimes less. With 10 inches of insulation your home most likely is rated R32, but it could be less based on the type and quality of the insulation used.
The Benefits of Topping Up your Blown Attic Insulation
The primary benefit of having our Oshawa attic insulation contractors install more insulation is helping you reduce energy loss by up to 80% in the attic! This helps you save money and reduce hydro and natural gas bills year round. Properly sealing and venting your attic is vital for it to function correctly.
Here at Logik Roofing & Insulation, we feature premium products, with a minimum R value of R50, up to R60. We understand how attic systems work and can help you determine the most appropriate solution for your home.
In addition, we offer attic insulation remove, should the old insulation need to be removed prior to adding new. When replacing old insulation, we recommend using a two-part, “hybrid” system consisting of a spray foam base and then blown insulation made from cellulose or fibreglass on top.
How Improving Attic Insulation Can Help Your Home
There are several benefits homeowners gain by improving their attic insulation which includes:
Saves Money: The costs to heat a home in Canada can be very expensive. Many homes built in Ontario were constructed during a time when there was plenty of inexpensive energy supplies. As such, these homes were only built with the minimal amount of attic insulation required.
With energy costs being much higher today, retrofitting your attic with more insulation is one of the least costly and most efficient ways to help reduce your home heating energy bills by as much as $500 a year.
Conserves Energy: The costs to heat our homes uses about 17 percent of Ontario’s annual energy usages. Most of this energy could and should be saved. Retrofitting your attic by improving the insulation can help save our valuable energy resources. Energy conservation helps preserve current resources at a cost lower than having to produce new energy resources.
Helps Protect the Environment: When you improve the insulation in your attic, you are making your home more energy efficient. This means you are also reducing greenhouse gas emissions because you are using less energy to heat your home. Not only are you doing something good for the environment, but also lessen your home’s impacts on the environment with lower energy bills.
Increased Comfort: The more attic insulation you have, the more comfortable your home will be. A correctly insulated attic helps save energy year round by keeping it warmer in winter and cooler in the summer.
For additional information about improving the attic insulation in your home or to request a free quote, please feel free to contact Logik Roofing at (905) 424-7469 today!