If you are a Colorado resident and icicles are forming along your roof, you need to re-think attic insulation. The snow in Colorado has been non-stop this year. Keeping our home warm and cozy can be a challenge. Keeping your roof safe from damage can be a challenge too.
So where to begin? Under the roof of course!
Colorado Attic Insulation
In our blog “Let’s Talk Attic Insulation and Energy Efficiency” from 2021, we discussed the importance of making sure that if you live in Colorado, it is important to make sure attic insulation is doing its job protecting your wallet and your home.
In this blog we discussed advantages and disadvantages of different types of attic insulation.
The Insulation Institute has a compliance guide for home specifically in Colorado. which was updated in 2012. The mission of the institute is to enable a more comfortable, energy efficient and sustainable future through insulation.
CSU Extension has published a guide. and the Quick Fact Sheet they offer is below.
Fact Sheet for Colorado Attic Insulation
Insulation keeps heat in the home during cold months and also keeps unwanted heat out during warm months.
A well insulated home is tightly sealed and has recommended levels of insulation around the exterior of all conditioned spaces (spaces where heating and/or cooling are provided).
It is critical to install insulation properly to achieve desired R-values.
It is possible to estimate a simple payback period for adding insulation to the home.
They also have published a guide to help determine your insulation levels as of 2012 and how to create a thermal boundary. If you are considering adding attic insulation or upgrading it is a good idea to refence this guide. Need to estimate payback insulating materials, financial incentives, and the specific details of your home before taking on an insulation project. Need to consider costs? You can find that information here also.
In conclusion they point out, “Some types of insulation are easier to install than others, and both DIY and contractor installations require great care to be done properly. Be sure to investigate new insulating materials, financial incentives, and the specific details of your home before taking on an insulation project.”
So, instead of throwing money out the window, or heat out the roof, talk to us at Priority Restoration so we can guide you and create a feasible plan that will definitely save you money.