Minnesota Roofing Contractor | Roofing, Siding, Windows & Insulation Part 1

Roofing, Siding, Windows & Insulation MN

Because the summer is coming to an end, the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder. But there’s still time left before the snow flies, and there are lots of ways you can put it to good use. Even though no one really wants to think about winter when it’s this nice out, you could use the nice weather to prepare your home for the winter months ahead. That means spending some extra time around the house preparing for the changing weather and making sure things continue to look and perform their best.

Adding Insulation

Many homeowners are choosing to heat their homes less in order to save money. While it may be frugal and energy-efficient to reach for a sweater rather than for the thermostat, once winter sets in, a chilly home interior could progress quickly from discomfort to health hazard, particularly if there are small children or elderly people living there.

Insulating your home properly is an excellent way to keeping heat in your home and cash in your wallet. To get the biggest savings, the easiest place to add insulation is usually in the attic.

Check existing insulation in the attic, outer walls, floors, crawl spaces and basements. Note what type of insulation you have in each area, and its condition.

If you find that you need to add insulation, find out the recommended R-value for your area. The R-value is the measure of insulation’s ability to resist the flow of heat. The recommended R-value for most attics in the United States is R-38, or about 10 to 14 inches of insulation but the majority of homes built before the 1980s have little to no insulation whatsoever. Many newer homes are also under the recommended levels for their area. You want your home to have a proper, high R-Value so that less air flows out of your attic, reducing energy waste. Your furnace or air conditioner will have to work less in order to keep your home at a more comfortable temperature if you have a proper R-Value.

Head over to the Energy Star website’s R-value page to check out recommended R-values for your area. Or for more comprehensive information, check the Department of Energy’s online Insulation Guide Exit ENERGY STAR.

Increasing your R-Value can pay for itself in 24 months or less. You’ll enjoy increased comfort in your home and save up to 20% or more on your energy bills! Not too bad hey?

Start saving energy right away by installing Owens Corning insulation into your attic.

Choosing a roofing contractor is an important step. To find a professional, look for an Owens Corning Roofing Preferred Contractor in your area. These guys are the gurus of their profession. They have been specifically trained on how roofing, ventilation, and attic insulation work together to improve your homes energy efficiency and comfort.

Owens Corning Roofing Preferred Contractor

Owens Corning Preferred Roofing Contractors are part of a chosen network of roofing professionals selected specifically for their commitment to service, reliability and unparalleled craftsmanship. They meet high standards and satisfy strict requirements – all to give you the peace of mind that you’ve chosen the right contractor for the job.

So get busy! Winter is coming!