It's a Tough Job Insulating the Attic.
Insulation in your attic is designed to retain the heat in your home during the winter and keep the heat out during the summer. Because hot air rises, your furnace's hot air will rise and depart through your attic in the winter. Your attic may become the hottest place in your house during the summer since there is no way for the hot air to escape from the roof, which is quite hot. If you don't have attic insulation, that heat will quickly find its way into your house.
As a result, your home's attic has the most critical amount of insulation. Your insulation choice is also important because not all of them are the same.
Fiberglass batt insulation is by far the most prevalent type of attic insulation. It's easy to put in place between your ceiling joists and doesn't take up much space. A lot of heat can escape through gaps if the batts aren't firmly inserted into all the cracks and crevices.
Fiberglass batts provide less insulation when there is moisture in your attic. Any leaks, condensation, or other sources of moisture must be remedied prior to the installation of batt insulation.
Loose-fill fiberglass and cellulose are also common attic insulation options. By using a blower or a hand-held blower, loose-fill insulation can be blown into tight spaces like corners and other hard-to-reach areas, resulting in fewer gaps. To prevent the destruction of loose fill by moisture, all moisture issues must be remedied prior to installation of the product.
For attic insulation, spray foam is becoming increasingly popular. It not only goes into hard-to-reach places, but it also expands to fill in any cracks or crevices in the insulation, keeping the heat from escaping.
Additionally, spray foam expands, preventing little amounts of moisture from escaping. Condensation isn't an issue with spray foam because of how well it closes your attic.
Other spray foam benefits include structural support, fewer airborne pollutants and allergens in your home, and reduced noise from the outside environment.
Whether you're looking for insulation in your attic or crawlspace, we can help! As one of the most critical regions to insulate, don't delay. Getting in touch with one of our representatives is easy.