In a word, yes, adding insulation to your attic will definitely make a difference. Give our Ambient Edge experts a call at (888) 247-7475 for an evaluation of your attic space.
We’ll assess the type of insulation you currently have and let you know if adding more insulation to your attic will help keep your home more comfortable. We’ll advise you on the type of insulation we recommend and how to properly seal, insulate, and maintain your attic space to prevent moisture, mold, mildew, and pests.
Attic Insulation Helps Keep Your House Warm When Temperatures Dip
The right amount of insulation, combined with a well-sealed home, can save you an average of 15% on your annual heating and cooling costs.
Heat rises and, without proper attic insulation, the heat you pay for will warm your roof, not the inside of your house. At best, that means you’re paying for heat that’s rising up out of your home. At worst, it can lead to damage if snow or ice melts quickly, causing cracks and leaks.
But insulation alone isn’t enough. You have to make sure your attic is properly sealed (typically with expanding foam or caulk) so warm air isn’t leaking to the outside. This also prevents air, dirt, and moisture from leaking in. Proper ventilation is also key in keeping air circulating and not allowing moisture to cause mold or mildew issues.
Attic Insulation Helps Keep Cool Air Inside Your Home When It’s Hot
The hotter it is outside, the more heat gets into your home and pushes out the cool air. This is especially true if your attic is not adequately sealed or insulated. And just as attic insulation helps keep cold air out of a warm home, it also helps keep hot air out of your comfortably cooled home.
Our experts here at Ambient Edge know that no matter how much insulation you add to your attic, it won’t plug the leaks that can let the outdoor air in.
How to Get the Biggest Bang for Your Attic Insulation Buck
There are many locations in your home that would benefit from added insulation, but the attic is at the top of the list. When it comes to adding insulation, our experts at Ambient Edge suggest first ensuring your attic is properly sealed and vented. Then you need to choose the correct insulation for your home.
Many factors can influence this choice. However, we make recommendations based on the best fit for your budget, your space, and the amount and efficiency of insulation you require.
Your insulation options include:
- Blown-in fiberglass or fiberglass rolls
- Cellulose insulation made from recycled wood or paper
- Mineral wool made from discarded metal refining and smelting waste
- Cotton insulation made from recycled denim jeans
- Foam insulation
Each insulation choice has its benefits and drawbacks. So, what works for one homeowner’s attic may not be the best option for another.
Insulation effectiveness is measured in R-value, or thermal resistance to the conduction of heat. R-value does not, however, measure heat infiltration or radiation. Different types of insulation have different R-values. Fiberglass insulation, for instance, has a relatively low R-value ranging from 11 to 38, depending on its thickness. Cellulose insulation has a generally higher R-value ranging from 11 to 57. Mineral wool insulation has a mid-range R-value ranging from 10 to 46.
If your home is located in a hot climate or has maximum sun exposure during the day, we may recommend adding a radiant barrier in addition to your attic insulation. These highly reflective materials help bounce back heat energy instead of absorbing it like insulation does.
Your Ambient Edge expert will make suggestions tailored to your home and situation. We may be able to add to your current insulation to improve your heating and cooling situation. Or, if your current insulation is in poor shape, we may need to properly dispose of it and add new insulation.
We’ll Show You How Adding Insulation in Your Attic Will Make a Difference
From lower energy bills to feeling more comfortable in your home, attic insulation makes a world of difference if done properly. The insulation experts at Ambient Edge will evaluate your space and work with you to get your attic correctly sealed and insulated. We can help keep you cozy for years to come. As an added bonus, a properly sealed, ventilated and insulated attic will help keep the air in your home cleaner as well. This is because pests, dust, and dirt can also get in through the same spaces that air and water sneak through.
Our technicians are experienced, licensed, and committed to customer satisfaction. We pride ourselves on being professional, efficient, and helpful. We stand by all our products and services.
Call (888) 247-7475 or send us a message to schedule an estimate today.