Increasing Insulation in your home will lower your energy bills

You can decrease your monthly energy bills, increase the lifespan of both your roof and your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system by increasing the insulation in your attic.

Quick return on investment and great return on your money long term

Financial advisors and bankers will discuss the returns on your investment and how much money you make if you invest properly and sometimes they are accurate and other times they miss the mark.

“A penny saved is a penny earned” ~ Benjamin Franklin

Reducing your monthly spend on energy has an immediate and very gratifying impact on your savings. By increasing the insulation in your attic you can immediately decrease the amount of money you spend heating & cooling your home and decrease the costs associated with repairing and replacing both your roof and your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. The long-term payoff is HUGE! You could see your energy bills go down by as much as 15-25% depending on the climate and current levels of insulation.

 

R-value meaning

Increase the lifespan of your roof

There is a common term used with insulation, windows and window coverings called their R-value. The term R-value, refers to:

An insulating material’s resistance to conductive heat flow is measured or rated in terms of its thermal resistance or R-value — the higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness. ” – https://energy.gov/energysaver/insulation

The higher the R-value of material the better the material is at not allowing heat to move through it. If you increase the R-value of your attic insulation you are going to lower the amount of energy that can travel through your ceiling and into your roof. This means it takes less energy to both cool your home and less energy to heat your home. So in the hot summer months you will not need to run your air conditioning system for nearly as long or have to set the temperature as low in order to keep it comfortable. Conversely, in the cooler winter months, you will be able to heat your home using less energy and running your heater less often or burning less wood in your fireplace or wood stove. Simply put, the higher the R-value of the insulation in your attic the lower your monthly heating and cooling bills.

Another great side effect of a high R-value in your attic is reducing the stress put on your roof. When you combine our G&R Roofing Owens Corning insulation with a proper roof venting system like the GAF Cobra Vented Ridge system, you lower the temperature changes in your attic and keep them more consistent with the outside temperatures. This reduces the stress on your roofing materials to include the underlayment and roofing shingles, which in turn, increases their lifespan. By having proper insulation in your attic you will increase the life of your roof and reduce the costs associated with continued roof maintenance and eventual roof replacement.

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Whole-House Energy Assessment

To determine whether you should add insulation to your home, you first need to determine how much insulation you already have in you home, and where it is located. Our G&R Roofing insulation team are highly qualified home energy estimators, and they will include an insulation check as part of the whole-house energy assessment. This audit will help us identify the areas of your home that are in need, so that we can provide you a free estimate. At G&R Roofing we know how to build, protect, and maintain all roofing systems, gutters, and insulation to ensure maximum roof life-expectancy. Our team will make sure your installation is done right, the first time. To get an estimate on adding insulation to your home in The Woodlands and surrounding areas, call 936-271-9299 or complete our online request form.