Michigan’s winters are notoriously cold. When you live in a climate with a bitterly cold winter, you need your home’s heating system to be able to work at its highest efficiency. Old houses, in particular, can be incredibly drafty when cold weather strikes, costing you a fortune on your monthly energy bill. Bulky sweaters and hot cocoa won’t save you from the misery of poor insulation.


At J&J Roofing, our residential roofing contractors understand the important role your home’s insulation plays in keeping your family warm through the winter. We’ve put together this handy guide to help you decide if it’s time to insulate your attic.


Consider Your Home’s Previous Winter Performance

The first thing you need to do to determine if your attic needs insulation is to assess your home. Before you do anything else, consider your heating bill from last winter. Did it exceed your expectations? If it did, you already know it’s time to update your attic’s insulation. If your roof collected ice dams, this is also a sign that your attic could use some insulation updating.


Walk Through Your Home

Take a walk through your home. Do you feel any drafts? This may indicate a problem with your insulation. Are there any hot or cold spots within your living spaces? Uneven temperatures between rooms are a sure sign of insulation concerns. Make a list of drafty spaces to discuss with our insulation experts. If areas other than your attic need insulation, we can help with that as well.


Our team can insulate any of these areas:

●        Basements and attics

●        Ceilings and walls

●        Crawl spaces, floors, and ducts

●        Garages


Choose Your Insulation

You may be surprised at the wide range of insulation available. Cellulose insulation, made from old newspapers, is the oldest form of insulation. Man-made fiberglass, a synthetic material manufactured using recycled glass fibers, offers a tried and true solution that remains cost-effective today. Open cell and closed cell polyurethane spray foams work well for spaces that are otherwise hard to reach. Our team can work with you to determine which of these options will work best for your home.


Insulation and Residential Roofing Services

Now is the perfect time to get your insulation into shape for the coming cold season. With updated insulation, you can stock up on electric blankets and footed pajamas all you want, but not because you have to. Our expert insulation professionals can help you assess your home’s insulation needs and get your home into shape before the mercury bottoms out. Give us a call at 586-445-6455 or contact us to schedule your insulation update.