Building & Renovation

Make your new home energy efficient

(NC)—Buying a new house is stressful and there are many considerations for potential buyers. One important consideration is a potential new home’s energy efficient qualities. While many might look at energy efficient items such as light bulbs and washing machines, the attic is also an important place to inspect. An attic that is topped up to the recommended insulation standard ensures their house is properly protected from cold weather, which ultimately keeps energy costs down.

Follow these four basic steps to ensure your home meets the recommended attic insulation standard.

1 Measure the size of your attic and the amount of existing insulation. To meet the recommended standard of R-50, install up to 15 inches of EcoTouch™ PINK™ FIBERGLAS® Insulation.

2 Start at the attic’s outer edges and work your way in, placing insulation perpendicular to the joints.

3 Cut holes around vents allowing for 3” of clearance around exhaust fans, chimneys and any heat-emitting objects and light fixtures.

4 To help provide unrestricted airflow, reducing the risk of condensation, install Raft-R-Mate® attic rafter vents between rafters.

By using innovative products like Owens Corning’s new EcoTouch™ PINK™ FIBERGLAS® Insulation batts, you can help save up to 28%* on your heating bills and reduce up to a half ton** of greenhouse gas emissions each year. EcoTouch™ PINK™ FIBERGLAS® Insulation is made with 99% natural*** materials and over 70%**** recycled content, SCS certified, the highest amount of recycled content in the industry. Third party GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality CertifiedSM and is verified to be formaldehyde-free†.

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