Every year, building codes about energy efficiency are updated and improved. This constant change spurs many homeowners to start a new roof replacement, new re-siding, or some other exterior improvement project to their home. They do this mainly to comply with the new codes and policies but also as a way to save money on their utility bills. So far, roofing companies have responded to the growing demand quite well. Unfortunately, a common misconception among a lot of people is that meeting code requirements are merely the recommended minimum. This means customers are not really getting the full value of their investments. One oft-sacrificed home improvement has to do with insulation.
Let our professionals at Storm Master Inc. show you a few reasons why you should never neglect full insulation for your home.
A Healthier Home for Your Family
Many homeowners recognize the importance of keeping their family healthy by keeping their home “healthy.” Insulating materials used in roof repair or siding repair used to be made from cellulose, an extremely flammable derivative of plant fibers. Manufacturers treat the material with fire retardant substances that are often toxic when inhaled. Today, fiberglass and mineral wool insulation are already intrinsically fire and mold resistant, and they are free of any volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that could harm your family’s health.
Higher Efficiency, Bigger Savings
The Department of Energy estimates that good insulation on your siding, your attic and your roof can save a whopping third off your annual consumption rates. This already saves you a great deal of money and (with the 39% inflation on energy production in 2004) it will continue to provide you with higher and higher returns.
What Homeowners Want
All things considered, appliances don’t affect your heating and cooling loads all that much. Energy-efficient windows help a lot in this regard, but their performance can be negated by poor insulation and weatherproofing. A good roofing contractor rounds out any home improvement job by always making sure that they leave your home airtight and properly insulated.
At Storm Master Inc., we are your trusted local provider of roofing services and other home improvement products. Give us a call at (817) 717-5348 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve Denton and all neighboring areas in TX.