Dallas is well-known for its scorching summers that make homeowners dread the hot months because of the high cooling bills. While keeping all the heat outside might not be possible when temperatures run really high, suitable attic insulation installed by a Dallas roofing contractor can do an excellent job, considerably reducing the amount of heat that enters the building from the top and consequently reducing energy bills, too. Here are some things that you should know about attic insulation:
- Insulation comes in many forms – blankets and spray-on foam are the most common types, but you can buy insulation on the form of sheets and panels as well;
- Check for the R-value – the R-value is the parameter displayed on insulation products that informs you about the efficiency of the material to prevent heat transfer. The higher the R-value, the more efficient the insulation;
- Additional benefits of attic insulation – the insulation you install in your attic will not only lower the temperature in your rooms and your energy bills – it will also improve the quality of the air in your rooms. Insulation contributes to maintaining the humidity in your rooms at healthy levels, thus being an important addition for allergy sufferers and for people suffering from asthma.