When it comes to insulation services in DFW, the importance of effective Attic Insulation & Attic Ventilation cannot be understated!
Your attic insulation, attic ventilation, and radiant heat is a major player in your home heating and cooling, which directly translates into your electric bill! Your attic has 3 basic elements that can be improved to maximize energy savings. We work to provide the DFW metroplex with proper insulation installation and upkeep.
- Attic Insulation
- Attic Ventilation
- Radiant Barrier
Energy loss from a home is inevitable. The forces of equilibrium, the physics of nature, continually strive to balance the heat energy on the inside, with that on the outside. Even in the best built houses, when the heating or cooling system goes OFF, the inside and outside temperatures immediately begin to equalize. Attic insulation helps to make energy loss from a home as slow as possible, to minimize the amount of time the heating or cooling system must be on to keep the temperature within a comfortable range. To help achieve this objective, attic insulation is used to control convection. This is especially important in the DFW metroplex when it comes to insulation.
What is Radiant Barrier?
Radiant barrier is a coating material installed in buildings, new and old alike, to reduce summer heat gains and winter heat loss. We install radiant barrier to the decking, truss chords, and rafters of your attic to create a barrier to reflect radiant energy away from your home.
Attic ventilation is basically the flow of air through your attic. Your ventilation components (type) must provide for the adequate inflow of cooler outside air (soffit vent), and adequate outflow of your hotter attic air.
Ventilation of the home attic is important for two reasons.
- During the Texas summers, excess heat that builds up in the attic during the day results in high energy costs for cooling.
- Moisture produced within the home may move into the attic if ceiling vapor barriers are not used. If this moisture is not exhausted from the attic, it can condense and cause insulation and construction materials to deteriorate and fail. (Insufficient moisture exhausting can also contribute to mold and mildew problems.)
Thus, temperature (high utility bills) and moisture control are the major reasons for providing attic ventilation.
Contact us today for more information about our insulation services for the Dallas and Ft. Worth area