No snow on your roof means your attic is ‘warm’, melting snow, which means POOR INSULATION!
Does your home look like this in the winter?
You’re losing valuable heat through your home’s roof!
Snow on your garage roof means that your attic is cold, because the garage isn’t heated, so you’re not losing heat here.
SIX SIGNS THAT YOUR HOME NEEDS BETTER INSULATION
- Ice damming on the roof, or excessive snowmelt as shown above
- High heating/cooling costs
- Furnace/air conditioning runs constantly
- Drafts of cold air
- Uneven temperatures between rooms within your home
- Your home is over 10 years old and you’ve never added insulation
- The recommended R-value for attic insulation in northern Illinois is 43.
As insulation contractors in the northern Illinois area, we have helped many homeowners like you with all of their insulation needs, utilizing our 5-Step Process.
Step 1 – Thermal Imaging Inspection
The first step in our process is to schedule a home inspection, which includes a thermal imaging inspection. Heat losses in buildings can account for up to 50% of the total energy consumption and comes from air leakage through chimneys, attics, and wall vents.
Adequate air exchange is essential for occupants’ health and safety, but most buildings have a far higher rate of air exchange than is necessary. The root cause is often poor design and/or construction which allows air leakage from the inside or outside of the building, or the opposite. The leakage pathway is often complex and, without thermal imaging, extremely difficult to visualize. Thermal imaging also allows us to quickly identify problem areas that are invisible to the naked eye.
This thermal image shows temperature variations indicating problems with the attic insulation.
Step 2 – Choosing the Correct Insulation
The second step in our process is to determine the BEST insulation solution for your home and how it can help your home stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer, not to mention reduce noise and help decrease your heating and cooling bills. We offer two different types of insulation, (fiberglass and cellulose) and both have their advantages.
Reason’s to use Cellulose Insulation:
- Cellulose (or blown-in) insulation is considered “green” since it’s made from recycled newspaper and requires less energy to manufacture than fiberglass insulation.
- Cellulose insulation is chemically treated to resist fire, insects, and mold.
- Cellulose has better resistance to airflow and prevents the upward movement of air caused by temperature differences. The R-value of cellulose insulation actually improves during cold weather.
- Cellulose insulation will not lose its energy-saving abilities over time.
Cellulose insulation is an eco-friendly option because it is made out of recycled newspapers. It can resist fire, mold, and insects, and when properly installed by insulation contractors like ours, it won’t settle over time.
When Cellulose insulation is properly installed (blown-in) in exterior walls (dense pack method), it won’t settle.
Batt fiberglass insulation is another of the most well-known types of insulation. It is an excellent sound barrier, and it is non-corrosive and non-combustible. Because of the materials that fiberglass insulation is made out of, it is also mold and mildew resistant.
Reason’s to use Batt Fiberglass Insulation:
- Fiberglass insulation is also considered “green” since it is made from recycled glass and sand.
- Fiberglass insulation doesn’t absorb or hold water.
- Fiberglass insulation is a naturally sound-absorbent material that can significantly reduce sound transmission in the ceiling.
Fiberglass insulation is inert and doesn’t settle, so will maintain it’s R-Value over a long period of time.
Step 3 – Scheduling Your Installation
The third step in our process is to schedule your installation with our local Client Success Agents who will work with you to schedule your installation as soon as possible, based on our team’s availability.
Step 4 – Installing Your Insulation
The fourth step in our process is the actual installation. Our Client Success Agent will contact you the day before to confirm the installation. Our team will arrive at your home, introduce themselves and get to work on the installation, while keeping you, your family, and your home safe.
Step 5 – Enjoy!
The fifth and final step in our process is actually yours. Once the installation is complete, sit back and relax knowing that your home’s heat and air conditioning is staying where it belongs…not escaping to the outside!