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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 insulation is a leading cause of energy waste in most homes. Adding insulation saves money and also makes your home more comfortable. 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 13 inches 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 an added 2-3 inches of insulation. 

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

Have you opened a new location, redesigned your shop, or added a new product or service? Don't keep it to yourself, let folks know. A: 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! 

Q. How much insulation should I have in my attic?

A. Your attic should have a minimum insulation thickness of 10”.