While improving a home’s energy efficiency can involve components such as windows and doors, it’s what’s in the attic space that really matters! The amount of insulation added to the attic at the time of your New Jersey roofing installation has a dramatic impact on the comfort and heating and cooling efficiency of your home, which is why Up and Above Contractors pays particular attention to this area.
Because warm air rises, your attic space has more potential for air leakage than any other part of your home. If not properly sealed, vents, ductwork, lighting fixtures, access openings, gaps and cracks all become locations where dollar bills (in the form of energy) escape. To make matters worse, standard building code requirements for attic insulation often fall below the U.S. Department of Energy’s recommended amount. Southern New Jersey falls in Zone 4 on the DOE climate map, with a recommended attic insulation value of R38.
Stopping attic air leakage could be the most energy-saving improvement you make. Find out by calling Up and Above Contractors at (973) 531-4225. Our experienced, professional NJ roofing crew may be able to boost your home’s energy performance and comfort simply, while keeping cash in your pocket.