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Attic Insulation

How much money is in your attic?

Attic insulation can make or break a home’s heating and cooling efficiency, leading to a less comfortable and more expensive in-home lifestyle. Properly insulating your home’s attic is one of the first steps towards gaining control of your home’s climate and efficiently managing it. Attic insulation is also one of the most affordable home improvements. With low upfront cost, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you start saving money on energy bills.

Why is the attic so important?

In a home that is not properly air sealed or insulated, we see cold air cycle in through the basement, up into the home where it is warmed and then up and out through the attic as new cold air pushes in from the basement. This is called the Stack Effect. Through effective insulation and venting in the attic, this air cycle can be impeded so that warmer air stays in your home, keeping cool air in your basement and not expelling any treated air out through the attic.

What we do to fix it:

  • Air Sealing: We start by making sure any leaks are patched up in order to stop the highest amounts of escaping air.

  • Spray Foam Insulation: This insulation has both insulating and air sealing properties. We use it to block the transfer of heat and to help in patching up leaks. It also resists moisture and mold, which is important in humid summer months.

  • Cellulose Insulation: Cellulose can be blow in on the floor of an attic to act as a barrier between lived in spaces and the attic. It’s like adding an extra layer for those especially cold days outside.

If you’d like to learn more about this service or any of our others contact us today!