All too often homeowners believe they have adequate insulation in their attic and in fact only have a small fraction of what they should have. Like many things in life, some people rather not know and just presume things are fine, all the while their heating and cooling bills are unreasonably high or they’re suffering with an uncomfortable home. Check your attic insulation! Attic insulation works both during the summer and during the winter. In summer it blocks heat from coming into the home and in winter it holds heat from rising out. The result is a more comfortable home with lower energy bills year-round. The attic can be insulated using rolled fiberglass, blown fiberglass or blown cellulose. Your choice, but we strongly feel the blown cellulose is the best insulation material to choose from.
Why Blown Cellulose For Your Attic?
Consisting of up to 85% recycled content, cellulose provides outstanding thermal performance and sound control due to its density. It also provides exceptional resistance to fire, moisture, mold and vermin.
Customers on a daily basis provide feedback that they notice a significant difference in comfort in their home after installing cellulose, and also noticed less outside noise.
Do I Need to Add More Insulation to My Attic?
Most homes have some old or “existing” attic insulation already in their attic. Typically we just add more insulation to what you already have in order to bring the attic up to an R-38 rating. The performance of an insulation material is measured by “R-Value”, where the “R” stands for Resistance. The thicker the insulation, the greater/higher it’s R-value.
Many homeowners presume the old insulation needs to be removed, but this is rarely the case. The existing insulation may be dusty, filled with old roofing debris and look quite tattered, but as long as it doesn’t contain unhealthy rodent feces or urine, we actually can save you money by using your existing insulation as a base and installing enough additional material over it to bring the attic up to R-38.
Attic insulation is quick and easy, most homes can be completely insulated in just 3 to 4 hours and you don’t require a permit from the city. We enter the attic through an access, typically located in the hallway or closet. The process is quiet, clean, and you don’t need to leave your home while we work. We also utilize a dust-reduction system and keep our jobs nice and clean. Our truck parks on the street or in your driveway and most everything happening inside your home is very quiet and non disruptive.
Insulation is just not just an improvement… it’s an investment! Dollar-per-value, attic insulation is unbeatable. Typically paying for itself through savings within a year, it’s perhaps the best investment you’ll ever make to your home. It pays for itself and then continues to save you money. Because our government recognizes the importance of having proper insulation, there are often rebates to provide incentive to homeowners to insulate.