July 14, 2019 | Uncategorized | No Comments
Will properly insulating my homes roofing make a big difference with my energy bills?
How much money can I really save in a typical year?
What is the return on my investment?
Before we can really answer these questions it is best we discuss where most of your energy is lost during the winter or summer seasons.
If 86% of your home energy is being wasted or seeping out of your home, it would make sense to find ways to stop it completely or minimize it. But doing all this work would it translate to actual savings:
In a typical home, you will spend $2500 on winter fuels, while in the summer the typical cost is $1500 or less depending on how efficient your system. It is not unusual to spend $5000 or more per year on heating cooling alone as well on the mechanical system. With proper insulation on your roof and weatherization, you may be able to save up to 20% or more per year for the rest of your life. Depending on what you get done you may be able to recoup your money back in 3-7 years.
Even if your home is 10 years old, there’s a good chance it’s not as well as insulated as it should be. Not having enough insulation results in major energy loss and whether you realize it or not, your home is constantly leaking energy-especially out of the attic, since heat always rises you are in essence heating the exterior of your home.
Insulation & Roofing How Much$?
If your home and roof feel drafty in the winter and warm in the summer, you may need to do insulation and weatherization. The best way to find out what needs to be done is to have a home energy assessment, which can range from a simple walk through audit to a full CFM test.
Insulation work should be done with a related weatherization air sealing in your roof. Before we add insulation, we work to seal air leaks first through cracks so air is not moving around or through the insulation.
How well insulation is measured you will hear a lot about “R-value,” which is the ability to Resist heat flow. Higher the R-value, Higher insulating power. Different R-values are recommended for walls, attics, basements and crawlspaces. Homes in most areas of the Northeast should have a minimum R-value of R38 in the attic and a recommended R-value of R49 to R60. The U.S. Department of Energy recommend 10-16 inches of insulation in the attic to reach that level
What kind of impact can you expect By insulating your roof:
Most owners will notice big reduction in noise, less drafty air circulating in the living space, less fuel is required to heat or cool the home, roof an estimated savings of $1000’s a year.
We are certified by Owens Corning which is the leader in the insulation industry and we only use that product when insulating homes