Attic insulation is vital to your
Attics are often the most insufficiently insulated part of a home. When your attic is not properly insulated and ventilated, you can lose conditioned air quickly, making your home more difficult – and more expensive – to keep comfortable during the winter as well as the summer. In addition to letting heat escape during the cold winter months, a poorly insulated attic is a major contributing factor in the formation of ice dams, icicles, and mold growth, which can be both a health and safety hazard for your family and your property.
The U.S. Department of Energyrecommends homeowners have a certain depth of blown-in insulation in their attics. The amount recommended varies by climate zones. If your attic’s insulation depth is below the recommended level, contact our home insulation experts.
Benefits of Blown-in Attic Insulation
- Keeps your home comfortable year round by limiting heat flow
- Increased efficiency helps to lower your energy bills, saving you money
- Proper attic insulation also protects your home from the formation of:
- Ice dams
- Mold / mildew growth
The Process: Attic Insulation Installation
So what can you expect? Watch our video to learn about the more technical
side of blown-in attic insulation then review the steps below to see what
you can expect from the installation experience.
Step 1 – Before our insulation experts arrive, make sure you clear a pathway to the attic entrance.
Step 2 - Once we access the attic, we examine the existing insulation type and depth to determine the best way to increase your home’s energy efficiency.
Step 3 – If there are baffles missing or incorrectly installed, we’ll add them between every cavity that connects to the soffits. This will create a good ventilation system so the air can then pass over the insulation without disturbing it.
Step 4 – Now that ventilation is established, we add our blown-in insulation until an optimal depth, or R-Value, is reached.