Even though I think many people have caught on to the idea that we need to switch over to green solutions, there is still some hesitation when it comes to actually doing it. Even though everyone knows that it’s the right thing to do for the environment and it’s more advantageous all around, people still have reservations.
There are varying R values for ceiling insulation based upon the energy codes as well the climate of your locality. Based on the type of attic that you have, the code requirements may also vary. For example for joist assembled roof assemblies as well as for attics with single rafter may vary. There is a typically a chart on the insulation bag that will have the accurate depths for the various R values.
Work only when it is comfortable, particularly in the cooler early mornings or late afternoons. If needed, bring extra lighting and ventilation materials to keep the attic bright and airy as you work.
Cellulose, which is most commonly used, is a natural product of wood. It is primarily made out of natural newspaper. To meet the smoke development and flame spread requirements of todays building codes; a fire retardant chemical is added to the cellulose. The fiberglass insulation material that is used is the same material that batts or roles of the fiberglass insulation except for the fact that it is chopped or cubed so that it can be easily installed with the help of the insulating blowing machine. The fiber glass insulation will typically consist of 20% to 30% of recycled glass.
For instance, when you get insulation in your homes roof or ceiling, you will be having winter days that are warm. As for the summer days, you will no longer have to suffer from that heat. Why? Because during the winter time, the insulation holds the heat in your home and during the summer days, it holds the coolness in your home. Honestly, with this rebate, you cannot go wrong.
These days, we can’t afford to do that. Not only is there the question of our impact on the environment to think about, but there is also a simple monetary consideration involved. You are the one paying for every scrap of electricity or gas used to heat up the water you use, so why cost yourself more than you need to? Every time you use hot water without the right insulation on your pipes, you are throwing away money. So much so that it makes the cost of protecting them in the first place look tiny.
That should get you on your way with plugging up an energy hole. A little touch of attic isolation and you will notice the drop in power bills. Attic stairs with insulation are your first big start.