Upgrade attic insulation in time for winter
(NC) An improperly insulated attic is a preventable source of energy loss and expense. Did you know that over time, insulation can settle or compact, which reduces its effectiveness known as the R-value?
A breezy attic may also result in drifts or shifts in your original insulation, leaving gaps where heat can escape. By topping up your attic insulation, you'll increase the thermal level reducing the overall energy usage, saving you money.
Some product lines make this an easy DIY project. Roxul RockFill, for example, is loose stone wool insulation that can be spread by hand anywhere in the attic. It's designed to remain stable and not drift, ensuring upgraded thermal protection. And unlike other loose insulations, you do not need to rent an awkward blowing machine.
To apply it simply open the bag, aerate the insulation with your hands (loosen it up) and spread it over the existing insulation. Make sure you fill in spaces around ducts, wiring and piping converting these awkward spaces into energy saving areas.
Topping up your attic insulation is an easy DIY project that will make your home more energy efficient and save you money.
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