Most people don't think about attic insulation, when they think about the hot temperatures of summer. This is the kind of thing that insulation contractors in Calgary think about, but not home owners. People ask me, because we advertise "warmer winters & cooler summers", how can insulation help keep my home cool? The first answer, is obvious, if you have air conditioning, better insulation will keep the cold air in, and your air conditioner won't need to run as often, and will be more likely to achieve your desired temperature. More importantly, the second answer is not as obvious, but can be just as important.
During the hot day, your home will heat up (as well all know, as we sweat our way through the day) and that heat will rise into your attic. That heat is stored up there, along with the heat penetrating downwards onto your roofing material. When the sun begins to set, and things cool down outside, if your attic is improperly insulated, this heat will sink back down into your home, keeping it insanely hot, hotter than outside, in fact. Anyone that has experienced this, will know what I am talking about.
Another advantage of upgrading your insulation, is the fact that we will give you an assessment of your ventilation situation. This is very important in the heat of summer, as you need your attic ventilation to be venting as much of that hot air outside as possible. You wan't to reduce how much can sink back into you home, and you wan't to reduce the potential damage it may cause to your roof sheathing, and shingles.
If you would like some more information on the cost of upgrading your attic insulation, or would like us to schedule an appointment to come by and give you an assessment, don't hesitate to call, or use our Grab-A-Quote interface. Summer is a good time to upgrade your insulation, for your sweat glands, and your pocket book.