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How to Measure Insulation in Your Attic Guide

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Before Winter begins, check out the insulation in your attic using the helpful video from above. The best indication that your house need upgraded insulation is to look at your roof after a heavy snowfall. If parts of your roof are exposed, as opposed to being covered in snow, this can be an indication of heat loss. Vaughan HVAC offers Insulation services independently or in conjunction with the Home Performance with Energy Star Program. Contact us today to request a no cost estimate or energy assessment!

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Learn how to measure insulation in your attic; proper attic insulation in your home will save money, save energy, make your home more comfortable, and reduce the emissions that contribute to climate change. Get more attic insulation tips at

The first step is to determine if your attic has proper insulation R-value for where you live; start by measuring your attic insulation levels — in general, if you can see your joists, you need more insulation. With the right information and a quick look around your attic you’ll be able to make energy efficient improvements that help improve the energy efficiency of your

Adding insulation to the attic is generally a moderately difficult do it yourself (DIY) project, but the benefits can be substantial.

Here are the steps for measuring your attic insulation level:

1. Insert a ruler or a yardstick into your insulation, record the depth
2. If the insulation is uneven across the attic, take multiple measurements and average them
3. Take a photo of your attic insulation levels for your records and we’d love for you to share them with us at on social media (see below for links)
4. Determine how much R-value and insulation you need for where you live:…
5. Still want to know more on how to measure your attic insulation and want some personal instruction, learn more from

ENERGY STAR’s Doug Anderson in this video:

How Much Insulation Should You Put in Your Attic?

Learn how much insulation in the attic is needed with this video here.  

For help with your attic insulation, contact us.

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