Attic insulation is vital to your home’s comfort.
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 Energy recommends 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 reduces the formation of ice dams, icicles, and mold / mildew growth
Attic baffles are added for better ventilation.
High-quality insulation is blown in to exceed code.
Measurements are made to ensure max R-Value.
The Attic Insulation Installation Process
So what can you expect? Review the steps below to see what you can expect from the installation experience.
Before our insulation experts arrive, make sure you clear a pathway to the attic entrance.
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.
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.
Now that ventilation is established, we add our blown-in insulation until an optimal depth, or R-Value, is reached.