More than 90% of the homes in our country don’t have the proper attic insulation. During winter, the climate changes make the temperature run very cold in our homes. If an attic is properly insulated then it will keep the cold air from making its way down to the living areas of the home. In fact, a lot of energy can also be saved. The heating expenses will drop down by as much as 50%. Not only does the attic insulation save you money on your electricity bill but it also keeps the attic dust free, odor and pest free. We actually go up into your attic and use the Attic Cat measuring stick to determine if you have enough insulation for your home.When properly installed, Attic Insulation keeps your home cool and dry throughout the year and allows the fresh air to enter through your soffit system.
Types of Attic Insulation
Old style Rolled Insulation – the most well known and recognized for decades comes in the form of rolls. It consists of adaptable filaments, most notably fiberglass. Batts and rolls are accessible in widths suited to the standard dividing of storage room trusses or rafters, and floor joists. Nonstop rolls can be hand-sliced and trimmed to fit. They are accessible with or without facings. Producers regularly join a confronting, (for example, Kraft paper, foil-Kraft paper, or vinyl) to go about as a vapor hindrance and/or air boundary.
The most recent or newer form of attic insulation is AtticCat expanding blown-in Pink fiberglass insulation. It installs 25% faster than its competitors. It comes in very easy to handle bags which will allow for a speedy installation. And most importantly, it won’t settle or deteriorate with age which eliminates any chance of losing R-value over time. How is that for peace of mind!
We highly recommend any residents living here in the Twin Cities that have any uninsulated attics get them filled to meet the R49 to R60 rating. And if you are adding onto an existing insulated attic with 3-4 inches of existing insulation that you fill it to meet R38 to R49 rating.
We usually recommend homeowners tackling this project when they are having your roof replaced because it will be very easy to access and accomplish this task while getting the roof replaced.