Preparing Your Home for Winter: A Guide to Attic Insulation

Winter is just around the corner here in Norfolk and the 757 area, and many homeowners are already starting to dread their upcoming heating bills. But, did you know that there’s a cost-effective way that can both improve your home comfort in the chilly months and improve its energy efficiency? That’s right, with attic insulation your home can be prepared for the winter ahead, and any season for years to come. 

Keep reading to learn about attic insulation from Worley’s Home Services, the benefits it can provide, and what type to install in your home to optimize its performance.

Benefits of Attic Insulation

There are many ways that attic insulation can help improve your whole home health, comfort, and efficiency. 

Helps With Year-Round Comfort

It’s a common misconception that insulation only provides benefits throughout the winter. Insulation acts as a barrier between your home’s living spaces and the outdoors, creating a layer of protection from the elements any time of the year. By properly insulating your attic, you can significantly reduce the amount of indoor drafts and inconsistent temperatures found throughout your entire home. This helps to stop the infiltration of cold air (or hot air in the summer) from entering your home which, without proper insulation, would make your heating and cooling systems work harder than they need to. 

Takes the Stress Off of Your Heating & Cooling System

When your home is susceptible to energy loss through poor insulation and air leaks, your HVAC system needs to work harder in order to make up for the difference. This unnecessary strain on your system can lead to premature breakdowns and costly heating and cooling repairs. Attic insulation helps to protect your investment and improve your HVAC’s efficiency. 

Improves Indoor Air Quality

It’s common that home’s are left without attic insulation in Virginia Beach and all of Hampton Roads, which creates an open invitation for common pollutants. Attic insulation helps to keep contaminants like dust, mold, moisture, and even pests from entering your home, resulting in cleaner, more breathable air for your entire family. 

Lowered Energy Costs

Since attic insulation will help keep conditioned air in your home where it belongs, it will help lower your overall energy consumption. This will not only result in reduced heating costs in the winter, but more affordable cooling costs in the summer as well.

Types of Attic Insulation

Every home is unique here in the 757 area, and the best way to determine exactly what insulation solutions are best for your home’s specific needs is with an inspection of its current performance. At Worley’s Home Services, we use both loose fill cellulose and closed-cell spray foam in attics for complete coverage. 

Don’t Forget About Air Sealing!

As many benefits as attic insulation provides on its own, its performance is enhanced when combined with air sealing. While insulation prevents the transfer of heat in and out of your home, air sealing stops unwanted airflow that can increase moisture intrusion, infiltration, and several other issues.

Worley’s Home Services: Your Hampton Roads Insulation Experts

As an insulation contractor servicing Hampton Roads, Southside, and the Peninsula, our team can help find the best and most effective insulation upgrades for your home. Since 2016, we’ve been helping homeowners in our community with their home comfort, efficiency, and health needs with our comprehensive home services. 

From HVAC installations to plumbing, electrical, and insulation, Worley’s is here for you. We can even help make your next home upgrade even more affordable with available incentives and financing, including insulation tax credits up to $1,200 and financing through Synchrony. 

Are you ready for a more comfortable and efficient home? Schedule your appointment with our team today. Call 757-356-4117 or contact us online to get started.

Is your home ready for winter? Call Worley’s for insulation upgrades! 757-356-4117