Home Insulation & Attic Ventilation
Professional Installation of Home Insulation Products
Do you experience ice dams?
Are your energy bills higher than you think they should be?
Does your furnace run a lot during the winter?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you probably need your home insulated in different areas to help make your home more energy efficient. Check out the diagram below for areas of heat loss in your home.
Common Air Leaks
Air leaking out of the house
Air leaking out of the house
Many air leaks and drafts are easy to find because they are easy to feel - like those around windows and doors, but hidden in attics, basements and crawlspaces are usually bigger problems.
At Smart Roofing Systems, we have:
- The equipment to determine the heat loss of your home.
- The knowledge to give you a free estimate on how to make your home energy efficient.
- The skills to reduce your home’s heating and cooling costs through proper insulation and air sealing techniques.
- The partnerships to provide you with green building materials for your home project.
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Prevent energy transfer and protect your privacy! Smart Roofing Systems is proud to be working with one of the top-selling soundproofing solutions in the world: Green Glue.
Types of Insulation
Spray foam, fiberglass, cellulose, blanket, batts, rolls, and rigid insulation. We will help you consider all the factors to make the right choice for your home.
Your choice of insulation material matters. Let Smart Roofing Systems help you help the earth. Learn about Green insulation and our other energy saving solutions.
Tax Credit Information
You may be eligible for significant rebates and tax credits to accompany your new roof or insulation. Learn more about the rebates being offered by local energy companies.
An Important Part of Your Home's Design
In hot weather, proper ventilation prevents the attic from becoming a hot box that spills unwanted heat down through the attic floor, into the living area. Improper attic ventilation can lead to higher energy consumption, as an air-conditioner will have to work harder to maintain a constant indoor temperature on the upper floors.
Ventilation in Winter
Ventilation in Summer
Your attic can reach temperatures of 150 to 160 degrees on a hot summer day, even when outside air temperatures are only in the high nineties. The load on your air conditioner can be significant when this occurs. Reduction of attic temperatures from 155 degrees to 105 degrees F will result in a significant reduction in cooling load. Without adequate insulation, heat movement through ceilings may account for 30 percent or more of the total cooling cost.
Proper Ventilation Benefits Throughout the Seasons
Proper ventilation of your attic can greatly reduce your heating and cooling bills by reducing movement of heat from your attic into your home during the summers. In the winters, combined with quality insulation, proper ventilation can reduce and eliminate ice damming from your roof and lower your heating bills.
The idea is that the soffit vents allow cool fresh air into your attic while the roof vents exhaust the hot humid air. There are two basic types of soffit vents: a contiguous vent or an individual vent which come in round and square varieties.
Ice dams are formed by inadequate ventilation. Positioned at the peak of your roof, the ridge vent allows for excellent air flow throughout the attic.