In Maryland, where temperatures can vary greatly between seasons, proper attic insulation can help keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The process of insulating an attic involves several steps:
- Determine the amount of insulation needed.
- Close off any areas that will allow air to seem through.
- Make sure baffles are in place for proper ventilation.
- Install insulation.
- Install extra protection at the attic door.
Keep in mind that once you have installed insulation in your attic, if you place anything on top of the insulation that compresses it, the insulation will lose its R-value.