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All homes should have 20 inches of Insulation in the Attic
Heating and cooling are the main sources of home energy use, and are often responsible for up to 42% of your home energy consumption. With that much at stake, it’s crucial that you waste as little of this vast amount of energy as possible.
The best way to save energy that is to properly insulate your home.
Attic insulation has the quickest payback of any energy saving home improvement project. Attic insulation will help keep the house warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
When Excel Roofing performs a “re-roofing” and insulation project, we tear off the old roof, remove a sheet of plywood, and add the new insulation from up top without ever stepping foot inside your home. Excel Roofing uses the Owens Corning AttiCat blown in fiberglass insulation to insulate attics.
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A key step to energy efficiency and cost savings
Excel Roofing has partnered with Owens Corning in our commitment to green – led by the Owens Corning attic insulation solution.
- Works with ventilation to protect against heat and moisture build-up
- Keeps attic temperature more consistent, reducing energy costs
- Quick and reliable, with virtually no mess
- Completes an entire attic in about 1.5 hours
- Limited lifetime warranty on performance
Not only that, it pays to be eco-efficient. In addition to the money you will save on your electric and gas bills, eco-friendly home improvements such as certain insulation products may qualify you for an energy tax credit of up to 10% the cost of the materials.
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I just finished up my shift at Excel Roofing. But before I hop on back to my pad, I thought I’d share a couple of thoughts with you about something simple you can do to make your home a lot more efficient: update your insulation.
Insulation’s really important to frogs since we can’t generate any of our own body heat, for crying out loud. But it’s also absolutely critical to you humans, too. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the typical family spends a whopping $1900 a year on utility bills–and a full 43% of that comes from the cost of heating and cooling your home.
The good news is that by simply updating your insulation, you can lower those energy costs by as much as 20%! And you just might qualify for an energy tax credit of up to $1500. That’s a whole lotta green. And believe me, nobody knows green better than I do.
With better insulation, you’ll keep the naturally-rising warm air from escaping up into you attic in the winter, and keep the piping-hot air in your attic from invading down into your nice cool home in the summer.
You’ll save money and feel a lot more comfortable year-round. And if you’re into instant gratification (and who isn’t) redoing your attic insulation has the single quickest payback of any energy-saving home improvement project.
At Excel Roofing, we team up with Owens Corning to offer a proprietary AttiCat Attic Insulation Solution. Since proper coverage is the key, we physically blow the insulation into every nook and cranny of your attic until it’s 19 inches deep.
That’s R-49 if you’re scoring at home.
What’s more, the state-of-the-art blowing machine breaks up and fluffs the insulation while it’s at it, adding literally millions of tiny air pockets into the material during the process. And, just like how a down sleeping bag works, it’s all those pockets of air that prevent the transfer of heat flow and will keep you toasty-warm this winter.
Better yet, while the insulation itself if pink, it’s also green. Because it’s made with 40% recycled glass.
So take a peek in your attic. If you don’t see 19 inches of pink, you’re clearly wasting a lot of green.
What if your insulation looks all smooshed down like some poor relative of mine in the middle of the road? It’s definitely time to call in a professional. It’s a move that’ll pay off for you month after month after month.
Next time, let’s clear the air about attic ventilation.