As energy costs continue to rise, homeowners need to become more aware of the importance of insulation. Because attics are usually poorly insulated and are the most accessible insulation locations for your home, adding insulation to your attic is the most practical and cost-effective step you can take to reducing your heating and air conditioning expenses. As much as 40% of a home’s energy loss escapes through the attic, making it a crucial area to fully insulate.
The insulating performance of all insulation products is measured by a common standard referred to as the R-value. R-value measures resistance to heat flow and is usually determined by the thickness of the insulation. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power. EnergyStar recommends a minimum R-value of 49 (16” of fiberglass insulation) for Chicago’s zone 5 climate. Homes are often constructed with only 6”-8” of insulation in the attic and produces an R-value of 20-25. We will bring your insulation level up to 18 inches to help you save money indefinitely while living in your current home.