Yes, you can and should put insulation against a roof with a sloped ceiling. Read this article to learn more about sloped ceiling insulation benefits, especially for older homes here in Southern New England.
Does Roof Insulation Make a Difference?
You bet it does. There is an easy way to tell whether your attic needs additional insulation, after a snowfall notice how long it takes for the snow on your roof to melt. Now compare that to your neighbor’s roofs. Adding insulation to your roof greatly increases indoor comfort. This is especially noticeable on the hottest and coldest days of the year because insulation not only keeps you warm in the winter it also keeps you cool in the summer
How Much Ceiling Insulation Do You Need?
“The U.S. Department of Energy recommends the following R values of insulation for renovations of homes located in New England. The recommendations are cost-effective levels of insulation for this area. Recommended R Values for Existing Homes Ceilings/Attic = R49 to R60. In simple terms this means fifteen inches and nineteen inches respectively.” How much do you have?
How to Insulate a Sloped/Cathedral Ceiling?
Sloped or cathedral ceilings in older homes are almost always under-insulated. Gaining access to the empty space inside these cavities can sometimes be tricky. But with the right tools and know-how, access can usually be gained and the proper amount of insulation installed. Watch our latest video below.
How To Insulate A Ceiling Without An Attic
What Type of Insulation is Used for Sloped/Cathedral Ceilings?
In new construction, a mix of spray foam and fiberglass batts will do a nice job. In an existing home where all the rooms are finished, blown fiberglass or cellulose insulation are two of the best options. Because these types of insulation are manufactured in such a way that they can easily be fed into an insulation machine and blown into cavities using different diameter hoses.
The Cost To Insulate A Sloped Ceiling
Did you know you can receive home efficiency rebates to offset the cost of insulating a sloped ceiling/roof?
- If you live in Massachusetts have an energy assessment performed through the Mass Save Program.
- If you live in Rhode Island have an energy assessment performed through the Energy Wise Program.
Contact Energy Geeks to Insulate Your Sloped Ceiling and to Expedite the Rebate Process.
If you’d like more information on how you can minimize energy consumption and maximize savings while making your home more comfortable all year round, then contact Energy Geeks. Our mission is to provide the most comprehensive and efficient solutions to reduce energy use in your home.