30 Oct 2020

There is more to your roof than meets the eye.  For a roofing system to work well, there needs to be a balance between attic ventilation and insulation.  Ventilation and insulation will ensure your roof minimizes the heating and cooling costs.  If you want to be comfortable in your home, getting fiberglass attic insulation is the best place to start.

Fiberglass is the fluffy insulation that lines the attic of your home.  So what is fiberglass?  It is a material consisting of extremely fine filaments of glass combined in yarn and woven into fabrics.  When insulating attic ceilings with fiberglass, you are making your roof both moisture-resistant and fire-resistant.  No, fiberglass is not entirely waterproof, but it can get wet.  The material doesn’t hold or retain water, making it easy to dry off and put back in place. 

Another great benefit of using fiberglass is that it is really easy to install.  If cut improperly, the thermal performance of fiberglass batts will drop drastically.  In the long-run, it is best to hire a professional rather than doing it yourself because it’ll cost you more to replace if done wrong.  Also, a professional will know what to do if the task is not a typical job…awkward spacing between the joists, minimal headroom, and crawl space for someone to move around in, if there are heating or cooling units in the way, or if there are exposed pipes.  Keep in mind that if you decide to install fiberglass yourself, always keep your skin safe!

This material is extremely effective!  Fiberglass varies greatly in density and thickness, meaning that it performs very well.  It can also last up to 100 years without needing maintenance, which in turn makes your already cheap material worth every penny. 

Call Go to Roofing for your attic ventilation and insulation now!  It’s time to make Go to Roofing is your “go-to” source for high-quality attic ventilation and insulation solutions in Ann Arbor and the surrounding areas.