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Q: Doesn't my house already have insulation?

 A: It does, but the insulation you have may not be enough for your home. In much of the housing in America, attic insulation levels are minimal, at best. That's because many home builders only offer standard (not optimal) levels of insulation in order to maintain competitive selling prices. Couple this with the fact that older insulation tends to settle over time if not installed properly, if you live in an older home, you probably need to add insulation. But even in a newer home, additional insulation will save enough money in reduced utility bills to pay for itself quickly, allowing you to benefit from those savings as they continue. Upgraded insulation will also increase the overall value of your house and make it more marketable. 

Q: What type of guarantee will I have?

 A: AFIS stands by all our work and services we provide. All products come with a manufacturer’s warranty, which we can discuss during your free consultation. 

Q: Why do I need to insulate?

A: Inadequate or under-insulated attics is a leading cause of energy waste in your home, causing your air conditioner/heating system not to be working efficiently, in turn costing you more money.  Adding insulation will help keep you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summers.. Studies have shown that, "for every $1 dollar you spend on Energy upgrades in a year, you add $20 worth of value to your property." 

Q: How much insulation does my attic need?

 A: Your attic should have a minimum of 13" of insulation. Energy codes for attic insulation have changed recently, which leads to changes being needed in your home. The codes changed from an R30 to an R38, which means you will need to add  insulation to have your attic adequetly insulated and up to code.

Q: What does the R mean in the energy codes?

 The "R" means "resistant to heat flow". The higher the R-Value, the greater the insulation power. To get the marked R-Value, it is essential that the insulation is installed properly!