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Attic Insulation

We can help you with a portfolio of energy-saving services, from attic insulation removal to replacement and cleaning.

Attic Insulation Removal

Attic Insulation Replacement

Attic Cleaning

Visual Energy Saving Assessment

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Have you ever wondered why some areas of your home are more comfortable than others? Or why your family’s heating and cooling costs might be going up?

 

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These could be signs that your attic’s insulation isn’t doing its job as it was meant to.

Good insulation helps keep your home comfortable and energy bills low. If you’ve noticed that some rooms are cooler or warmer than others, it might mean that the insulation in your attic needs a check-up. Having a well insulated attic helps maintain a comfortable environment for the whole family.

What is the process for removing & replacing attic insulation?

If after inspection your insulation needs to be removed and replaced we take the following steps.

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Insulation Removal

Several factors can make it necessary to remove attic insulation. Over time, insulation can deteriorate due to aging, physical damage, or infestations by pests. When insulation loses its integrity, it fails to regulate your home’s temperature effectively, resulting in reduced energy efficiency and higher energy expenses each month. The steps to remove attic insulation typically include:

Inspection:

A thorough evaluation to determine the extent of damage or aging.

Preparation:

Setting up the area to ensure safety and prevent contamination of living spaces.

Removal:

Carefully extracting the old insulation using appropriate tools and methods.

Disposal:

Safely dispose of old materials in an environmentally responsible way.

Cleanup:

Clean the attic space to prepare for new insulation installation.

Attic Insulation Installation

Insulation Installation

The installation of new attic insulation begins once the outdated and contaminated insulation is removed and the attic is thoroughly vacuumed to eliminate any leftover debris.

A detailed attic inspection follows this to identify and address any damage or issues that need repair before installing new insulation. After completing any necessary repairs, the installation of new insulation commences.

There are several methods for installing insulation, with the most popular being batts, rolls, or a blown-in technique.

Our team is ready to guide you in choosing the most suitable type of insulation and ensure its proper installation in your attic.

Attic Insulation Installation
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Attic Cleaning

Have you ever climbed the ladder into your attic to find it dirty and full of clutter collected over the years only to take up precious storage space?

Attic cleaning is essential to maintaining a healthy and efficient home. Over time, attics can become cluttered with unwanted items, contributing to disorganization and reduced space.

More critically, they can become breeding grounds for rodents and pests. These unwelcomed inhabitants not only pose health risks but also can cause significant damage to your home’s structure and wiring.

Our professional attic cleaning service not only helps remove old, unused items that are taking up precious space but also specializes in the safe and thorough removal of dead rodents.

Post-cleaning, we offer comprehensive rodent-proofing solutions to prevent future infestations, ensuring your attic remains clean, safe, and efficient. Let us help you reclaim and protect this valuable area of your home.

We offer a free visual assessment to help you understand the condition of your attic.

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Along with attic insulation, we have a portfolio of energy-saving solutions for your home or business.

Call or fill out the form, and one of our attic insulation professionals will come to your home or business and perform a Free Visual Assessment Call us at: 800-379-3500

Don’t hesitate to contact us today.

What are the most common types of Attic Insulation?

If after inspection your insulation needs to be removed and replaced we take the following steps.

A roll of blanked insulation

Blanket Insulation

Blanket insulation is the most used insulation, and it’s excellent at maintaining even temperatures all year round. It is made of materials like fiberglass (the most common), cellulose, and even natural fibers such as wool or cotton. You can find these insulating materials in rolls or batts, making them convenient to install.

There are benefits to using blanket insulation for your home It’s affordable, fits even the tightest budgets, the installation is straightforward and hassle-free, it is suitable for most types of homes

Nevertheless, we recommended considering some downsides when opting for blanket insulation. One drawback is that this type of insulation can be susceptible to pest damage over time. Additionally, moisture might compromise their effectiveness. Lastly, this type of insulation is rather bulky and will likely limit the attic’s storage space.

 

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Spray Foam Insulation

Attic foam insulation comes in a liquid foam form; it is sprayed and adheres to the surfaces of attic floors and walls. When sprayed, this foam becomes very dense and efficiently fills all gaps and crevices in your attic, creating an insulating barrier between the living spaces below and the unconditioned attic above.

The benefits of using foam insulation in attics are significant. It excels in insulating the space and is highly effective in sealing air leaks. Additionally, it acts as a moisture barrier, protecting the attic’s roof decking and rafters from potential damage.

However, there are some drawbacks. The installation cost can be high, and accessing the foam for repairs can be difficult. Improper installation, if not by a professional, may also pose a fire risk.

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A piece of foam board insulation.

Foam Board Insulation

Foam boards are made from materials like polyurethane, polystyrene, or polyisocyanurate. These boards, infused with minuscule air pockets, are highly efficient in retaining heat and preventing its escape from homes.

A significant advantage of foam boards is their resistance to moisture accumulation, which reduces the likelihood of mold growth, unlike blanket insulation. Additionally, they dry quickly and are a cost-effective option.

However, a notable disadvantage is the challenge of customizing their size to fit specific attic spaces. Moreover, they may be less effective in providing insulation than blanket insulation.

 

 

Hose in attic blowing in blown in insulation.

Blown In Insulation

Loose-fill, or blown-in insulation, is typically composed of fiberglass or cellulose and is applied in attics by blowing the material through a hose.

The benefits of this insulation approach include its high efficiency in minimizing heat loss. It can be seamlessly integrated into existing homes without the need to remove current insulation.

However, the installation process can be messy. Additionally, if not correctly installed, it poses the risk of respiratory issues due to the materials involved.

Our team is ready to guide you in choosing the most suitable type of insulation and ensure its proper installation in your attic.

 

Hose in attic blowing in blown in insulation.
Two pieces of radiant foil insulation being taped together with duct tape.

Radiant Foil Insulation

Reflective or radiant foil is designed to inhibit heat escape through the roof. This insulation consists of aluminum foil backed with paper or fiberglass.

Installation involves stapling it to the attic rafters.

The advantages of this type of insulation include its efficacy in reducing heat loss, ease of installation, and affordability. It’s often considered the most cost-effective insulation option.

However, its susceptibility to moisture damage is a drawback. Additionally, repairing it once damaged can be challenging.

No matter the the type of insulation you decide is best for your home or business, our experts can install it.

Most Common Questions

Question: Should I insulate my attic floor or ceiling?

Answer: Insulating your attic floor is typically the recommended approach, as it helps to keep the living spaces below it warmer in winter and cooler in summer. This creates a thermal barrier between the living and unconditioned attic spaces. However, if you’re planning to convert your attic into a living space, insulating the ceiling (roof) becomes important. We can help assess your attic and suggest the best insulation strategy for your specific needs.

 

Question: What is the best attic insulation?

Answer: The “best” attic insulation depends on factors like your climate, design, and personal preferences. Fiberglass batts, cellulose, and spray foam are popular choices. Each has its pros and cons in terms of cost, effectiveness, and installation. Our team can provide a tailored recommendation based on your attic’s characteristics and your insulation goals.

 

Question: How much does it cost to insulate an attic?

Answer: The cost varies depending on your attic size, the type of insulation you choose, and the complexity of the installation. On average, it can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.

 

Question: How much does it cost to insulate an attic?

Answer: The cost varies depending on your attic size, the type of insulation you choose, and the complexity of the installation. On average, it can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.

 

Question: How much insulation do I need in my attic?

Answer: The amount of insulation you need is determined by your local climate and energy codes, typically measured in R-values. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulation’s effectiveness. We can calculate the ideal amount of insulation for your attic based on these factors.

Question: How long does attic insulation last?

Answer: Most attic insulation can last up to 20-80 years under ideal conditions, but this can vary. Factors like moisture, pest infestations, and changes in building codes can affect its lifespan. Regular inspections can help ensure your insulation remains effective, a service we provide as part of ongoing maintenance.

Question: Does attic insulation help in summer?

Answer: Yes, attic insulation is beneficial year-round. It helps prevent heat from entering your living spaces, keeping your home cooler and reducing the strain on your air conditioning system. This can significantly improve energy savings and indoor comfort.

Have more questions? Please don’t hesitate to call or message us; we will promptly respond to your inquiries.