Insulation isn’t just for your home’s walls – your attic can benefit from the energy-efficient properties of insulation as well. While attic insulation often consists of loose, blown-in foam instead of rolled or sprayed insulation, it serves the same purpose. At USA Insulation, we carry a few other types of insulation to meet all your needs, including:
- Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation – for open wall cavities
- Premium injection wall foam – for closed wall cavities
- Attic air sealing – to make sure your attic is sealed
The Main Benefits of Attic Insulation
We typically use blown-in attic insulation for attics. Not only is this easy to install in your attic, but it’s cost-effective. As with any insulation type, attic insulation will lower your energy bills significantly. An uninsulated attic can cause significant heat and energy loss in your home.
Attic insulation doesn’t just lower your energy bills. In-attic insulation also inhibits ice and mold growth, which can pose health risks to your family if they manage to form. An uninsulated attic can become a health hazard and make it difficult to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. A thick layer of blown-in attic insulation can help fix this.
Attic insulation isn’t just helpful during the winter. Attic insulation holds conditioned air inside during the winter and blocks outdoor heat from penetrating your home through the roof. As such, good attic insulation is just as important in warm and temperate regions as it is in cold ones.
Cost of Blown-In Attic Insulation
At USA Insulation, our blown-in attic insulation cost varies depending on two factors – what you need and where you live. The colder your climate zone, the more attic insulation we’ll need to install, increasing the overall cost.
How much attic insulation you already have can make a difference, too. If you don’t currently have any attic insulation, you’ll need to pay more than you would if you already had 50% of what you need. Of course, the size of your attic factors into the total cost, as well.
While cellulose is slightly more expensive, on the whole, blown-in cellulose insulation is usually comparable in price to fiberglass batting. The final cost depends on the depth and R-value of your insulation. Usually, attic insulation costs between one and two dollars per square foot based on these factors.
Other things factor into the cost of blown-in attic insulation that don’t involve the cost of the insulation material. You will also have to pay for labor and consider additional costs. For example, we make sure to install baffles around the insulation in your attic (if they don’t already exist) to preserve proper airflow and prevent any insulation disturbances.
The type of attic insulation you choose makes a difference. Fiberglass insulation exists both as batting and blown-in insulation, while cellulose exists only as blown-in insulation. A wool composite blown-in insulation exists, but it’s less common.
You can lower the cost of installing new insulation by taking advantage of tax credits. You can qualify for up to $500 if you invest in energy-efficient upgrades for your home. Of course, at USA Insulation, we always do our best to get you the most competitive rates for our services.
USA Attic Insulation
If you’re ready to install attic insulation in your new home, consider giving USA Insulation a call. We have several types of premium insulation to choose from, and we will do our best to provide you with a highly competitive price in addition to our excellent service.
If you’re not sure what you need or want in your attic, consider contacting the experts at USA Insulation for assistance. Not only can you get a free estimate through our website, but our expert technicians help you figure out what kind of attic insulation is best for your needs.