Summertime is here and that means it’s HOT! We’re already seeing record temperatures in the Piedmont Triad area, and learning how to avoid the heat is critical. Thankfully, our homes have insulation to protect us from the sun’s powerful beams. Here at Alamance Insulation and Gutters, we’re here to help you with all your insulation needs. We service many areas in North Carolina, including but not limited to Burlington, Greensboro, Elon, Mebane, Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh.
There are three ways attic insulation in particular protects you and your home in the summer:
- Energy efficiency: The roof offers the most protection from the sun, and insulation is a close second. Shingles and roofing tiles absorb most of the heat, and attic insulation should absorb most of the rest. If your insulation is damaged, old, or subject to water damage from a leaky roof, it won’t keep your home cool like it needs to. That’s why routinely checking your roof for damage and your attic for any debris in the insulation is key.
- Cost efficiency: Good insulation saves you from overworking your air conditioner in the summer. If your insulation is bad, you’ll find that your HVAC unit is working overtime, costing you more. And these days, we can all save a few bucks! Severe wear and tear on a constantly running AC unit will cost you a pretty penny. Proper insulation installation will guarantee that your home doesn’t rely on the AC more than it needs to, especially in these hot North Carolina summers.
- Clean air: A little known benefit of great insulation in your attic and throughout your home is cleaner air. Whether it is made of fiberglass or cellulose, insulation traps potential toxins and allergens from entering your living space, keeping the air circulating and clean. This is especially beneficial in the summer when pollen and dust rage in the Piedmont Triad. Insulation will keep you away from sneezing and coughing!
So to protect your home and loved ones this summer, make sure your insulation is damage-free. It will help your home and wallet. If you have questions about gutters or you would like to rely on professionals to do the job for you, call Alamance Insulation and Gutters. We service many areas in North Carolina, including but not limited to Burlington, Greensboro, Elon, Mebane, Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh. We’re happy to help with all your insulation and gutter needs!