Are your heating and air conditioning bills unusually high? Insulation could be a factor, especially if your home is not properly insulated. When was the last time you checked?
If it’s been at least five years, EveryTrade can perform an energy efficiency inspection of your attic. For just $89, our team will perform a thorough inspection and hand you a complete report, including recommendations for the kind of insulation Columbus and Central, Ohio area residents need. Plus, if we recommend repairs or new insulation products, we’ll apply the $89 inspection toward any attic-related work (within 30 days of your inspection).
Here’s what EveryTrade will do for your attic.
- Check the depth of the existing attic insulation and calculate the R-value
- Inspect the intake and exhaust vents to make sure they’re unobstructed
- Check all bathroom fans, pipes, and stacks to make sure they’re venting properly
- Ensure that your gable vents are closed off or properly screened
- Inspect ceiling can lights to be sure they are properly protected in the attic
- Deliver a complete, printed report including any recommendations
Insulating your attic with the proper type and amount of insulation accomplishes two important tasks: it helps keep you and your family warm all winter and cooler all summer, and attic insulation can help reduce your energy expenditures. As heat rises in your home, it naturally moves to cooler areas and places where temperature differences are measurable. By insulating your attic spaces, you provide resistance to heat flow ensuring that heated or cooled air remains in the interior and isn’t escaping through your ceiling and roof.
Most Homes Need More Attic Insulation
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that a typical home loses 44% of its energy through poorly insulated walls and ceilings. Stopping that flow of energy can reduce your energy usage and lower your monthly heating and cooling bills. Many older homes have inadequate levels of attic insulation, usually only 3-6 inches, and many newer homes have only standard levels, which fall below most new building codes. If your home is more than 10 years old, it is almost certain that your attic insulation is inadequate.
At EveryTrade we recommend an insulation value of R-60 for attic floors, which equates to approximately 18 inches of insulation. (The DOE recommends up to R-49 for attics in most areas. The minimum code for Franklin County is R-30 and for Delaware County it is R-38.)
While most people are familiar with “batt” insulation that is rolled out, the eShield blown-in insulation installed by EveryTrade is more effective at providing improved R-value. This type of insulation is ideal for older homes because it can be blown into the attics and walls without damaging the home.
Unlike other blown in insulation products on the market, our eShield blown in is the only insulation guaranteed to maintain its R-value level for as long as you own your home. This allows you to rest assured that you’re investing in a quality, effective product. Additionally, our air sealing service, which seals holes and leaks in the house, can significantly reduce on air leakage in your home’s attic, and can have an immediate impact on your monthly energy bills.
Don’t trust just anybody to go into your attic? Select the company that knows all about insulation and how to save you money over the long term. EveryTrade is your go-to specialist for the kind of insulation Central Ohio area homes need.
Types Of Insulation We Can Install:
- Spray Foam
- Stone Wool (Rock Wool)
Foil based – eShield is usually installed in the attics of homes as a way to reduce summer heat gain and reduce home cooling costs. foil based insulation consist of a highly reflective material that reflects radiant heat rather than let your attic absorb it thus reducing the amount of energy required to cool your home. eShield is different with it’s densely packed fiberglass between two foil layers. It’s R-value is 11.6 and it’s permeability is the highest in the industry at 13!
Insufficient insulation and the accompanying air leaks are the #1 cause for energy waste in homes across America?
Call Us Today to Get an Inspection and a Free Estimate for Insulation!
For only $89, get the immediate satisfaction of knowing whether your home is properly insulated. It could save you thousands in the long run. Call 614.943.4933 to schedule a complete Columbus Attic Insulation Inspection or complete the form below and we’ll be in touch.