Attic insulation helps maintain your roof’s energy efficiency. It works by retaining the heat rising from below during the winter months while also keeping the cool indoor air during the summer months. But as a homeowner, you might have heard of myths and half-truths that make you hesitant in installing insulation in your attic. Yet, do these really affect your home and endanger your family’s safety?
Myth: Insulation Isn’t Necessary for Warmer Climates
Truth: Many homeowners tend to believe that attic insulation isn’t necessary for areas with warm weather because it can only trap heat inside and won’t expel easily. In truth, installing attic insulation does the opposite and retains the indoor air while keeping out unwanted heat. When properly installed, your home’s indoor temperatures can stay naturally cool even during warm weather!
Myth: Attic Insulation Is Flammable
Truth: Many homeowners think that any type of insulation is flammable, but this is far from the truth. Attic insulation is made with non-combustible materials and is designed in a way that it won’t easily catch fire even under extreme heat. You’ll only need to worry about which type of roofing will go best with your new roof construction, so make sure to consult with your trusted contractor!
Myth: Vapor Barriers Trap Moisture
Truth: Vapor barriers are designed to prevent condensation in your attic. Frost can be caused by the moisture migrating into the wall cavity outside, but vapor barriers prevent this by allowing the air to circulate. They also keep the moisture from penetrating the insulation layer.
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