BELOW ARE RECOMMENDED INSULATION LEVELS FOR RETROFITTING EXISTING WOOD-FRAMED BUILDINGS.

In Florida; Heating and cooling costs are continuing to RISE! Adding insulation in your home’s attic can help control utility bills. The map below shows the most cost-effective levels of insulation for the different climate zones in the U.S. Based on your zone, use the table to find out how much insulation you need to add if you have an UN-Insulated attic or if you have a few inches of existing insulation.

WHAT IS R-VALUE?

R-Value is a measure of insulation’s ability to resist heat traveling through it. The higher the R-Value, the better the thermal performance of the insulation.

Do you need insulation? Answer these questions:

  • Is your home too hot and stuffy in the summer?

  • Is it too cold in the winter?

  • Are your energy bills higher than expected?

  • Do your allergies flare up when you are IN your house?

  • Is the upper floor 5-10 degrees hotter than the main floor in summer…colder than the main floor in winter?

  • Are some rooms in your home a different temperature than others, even on the same floor?

  • Do you feel drafts in certain rooms?

  • Does your air conditioner work overtime in summer?

  • Do you keep fidgeting with the thermostat to keep your home at a comfortable temperature?

  • Are outside noises such as barking dogs, lawn mowers and traffic bothersome when you are inside?

  • Are you using portable heaters, extra blankets, and wearing an extra layer of clothing during the winter months?

  • Are you turning on fans, buying window A/C units, and sleeping without sheets or blankets during the summer?

  • Are you considering getting a new A/C unit, furnace or windows with the hope that it will help you feel more comfortable in your home?

  • Are you able to see the floor joists in the attic?

  • Was your home built before 1980 when insulation was first required in new homes?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you may need insulation. Call for your Free Estimate!!!