Why Is Attic Insulation Important?
Attic insulation is an essential component of your home’s energy efficiency. It helps keep your living space comfortable and your energy bills low. If you have inadequate attic insulation, you could waste hundreds of dollars each year on your energy bills.
If you’re unsure whether you have enough attic insulation, you can do a few things to find out. One is to check the insulation’s R-value. The insulation’s resistance to heat flow is gauged by its R-value. The insulation’s ability to stop heat loss improves with a higher R-value. Another indication that you need more insulation is to look at your energy bills. If your energy bills are high, it may be because you don’t have enough insulation.
If you need more attic insulation, there are several ways to get it. You can add new insulation or hire a professional attic insulation company like ours to do it for you. If you choose to add new insulation, follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully since they can get confusing. Adding too much or too little insulation can actually decrease your home’s energy efficiency.
If you’re unsure whether your home needs more attic insulation or if you need help adding new insulation, contact us, and we will assess your home and recommend the best course of action.
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Attic Insulation Removal
There are a few reasons why attic insulation removal may be necessary. The main one is that it can become damaged, either through age, wear and tear, or pests. Once the insulation is damaged, it can no longer do its job correctly, leading to poor energy efficiency and increased monthly energy bills.
If you think your attic insulation may need to be removed, our team at Perez Contractors can help. We provide removal and replacement services as well as a selection of different insulation options. Together, we will find the right solution for your home and ensure that the job is done efficiently and professionally.
The attic insulation installation process begins after the old, dirty insulation has been removed and the attic has been thoroughly vacuumed to remove any remaining debris. The attic is then checked for any damage or problems that might need to be fixed prior to the installation of the new insulation. Once any necessary repairs have been made, if any, new insulation can be installed.
The insulation can be installed using a variety of techniques, but the most common are to install it in batts, rolls, or as blown-in insulation.
If you require assistance with attic insulation installation after removing old insulation, we can assist you in selecting the appropriate type of insulation and installing it for you.
Types of Attic Insulation
Attic blanket insulation is made up of fiberglass or cellulose (it can also come as natural fibers like wool and cotton) and helps to maintain a comfortable temperature within the house year-round. This insulation is available in the form of rolls and batts.
The pros of using attic blanket insulation are that it is a cost-effective choice, it is easy to install, and it can be installed in a variety of homes.
The cons of using attic blanket insulation are that pests can damage it, it can be damaged by moisture, and it can reduce the amount of storage space in the attic.
Attic Spray foam insulation is an insulation material that is sprayed onto the surface of attic floors and walls. It is a dense foam that fills all the nooks and crannies on the surface, providing a thermal barrier between the conditioned space below and the unconditioned attic space.
There are pros and cons to using attic spray foam insulation. On the plus side, it is an effective way to insulate an attic and does an excellent job of sealing off air leaks. It also helps keep moisture from entering the attic, which can cause problems with the roof decking and rafters.
On the downside, it may be expensive to install, and it can be challenging to get at if there is a problem. It can also be a potential fire hazard if it is not installed correctly.
Attic foam board insulation is a sheet of insulation that has been cut to fit in your attic. They are made of polyurethane, polystyrene, or polyisocyanurate, a type of plastic, and are filled with tiny air bubbles. This makes them very effective at trapping heat and preventing it from escaping your home.
The main pro of using foam boards for insulation is that foam boards don’t accumulate a lot of moisture and do not encourage mold growth like blanket insulation can. Instead, it takes a short amount of time to dry. It is also a relatively cheap option.
The main con of using attic foam board insulation is that it can be quite difficult to cut to size. And they are not as effective as blanket insulation.
Blown-in insulation is made of fiberglass or cellulose. It is placed in the attic by blowing the insulation through a hose.
The pros of this type of insulation are that it is very effective in preventing heat loss and can be added to an existing home without having to remove any existing insulation.
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Attic radiant foil insulation is used to prevent heat from escaping through the roof. It is made of aluminum foil that is attached to a paper or fiberglass backing. It is installed by stapling it to the rafters in the attic.
The pros of attic radiant foil insulation are that it is effective at preventing heat loss, relatively easy to install, and relatively affordable. Usually, this is the most affordable type of insulation.
The cons are that it can be damaged by moisture, and it can be difficult to repair if it is damaged.
Attic Insulation Removal And Replacement
We properly dispose of the insulation and contain any possible exposure to contaminants.
Once this step is completed, we then can quickly gauge how much insulation needs to be replaced.