Attic Insulation Contractors
We specialize in helping you find the best attic insulation contractors available. All of our attic insulation contractors have been prescreened and have agreed to provide free no obligation estimates. Contact us online and allow us to connect you with you local contractor. We currently offer home insulation in Connecticut, Delware, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan & Ohio.
All sufficient home insulation and air sealing begins in the attic. Since warm air rises, it’s imperative to install residential attic insulation so that there is as much resistance to heat flow as possible. Attic insulation will help do just that, and, in the process, save the homeowner money on energy bills and significantly reduce the home’s environmental impact.
Choosing Your Attic Insulation Contractor
As a homeowner, you have many choices and options available when it comes to home insulation. That's why we screen all of our home insulation contractors and only provide recommended and highly referred companies. Simply fill out our online form and we can provide a Free Estimate for the best available home insulation. Attic insulation is currently available in Connecticut, Delware, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan & Ohio.
Types of Attic Insulation
There are several types of attic insulation. Batt insulation and loose-fill insulation are two of the most common types of attic insulation. Although material and installation prices vary depending on where you live, loose-fill attic insulation (cellulose, fiberglass, rock wool, or slag wool), is often more affordable and provides greater protection from the outdoor elements. That’s because insulation contractors can use special equipment to blow loose-fill insulation into a specific area, such as a hard-to-reach corner or around an object.
Attic Insulation Tips
Of course, if you hire an experienced attic insulation contractor, he or she should be aware of the attic insulation tips listed below. But here they are, just in case the contractor needs a friendly reminder.
- Ensure that the attic insulation does not block vents or inhibit attic ventilation in any way.
- Before the installation process begins, have the contractor check the attic for any signs of water stains or leaks. This usually indicates one of two things: a leaky roof or poor attic ventilation. If there are any signs of water in your attic, have it fixed before installing attic insulation. Wet insulation is not only ineffective, it’s also a health hazard.
- Ensure proper air sealing in your attic. While insulation helps resist heat flow in a home, it will not stop airflow. A fully protected home will have both sufficient insulation and air sealing.
- Find out the recommended attic insulation R-value for the climate in which you live. Remember that not all states experience the same weather patterns and, therefore, require varying insulation R-values. While most areas in the United States have a recommended attic insulation R-value equal to or greater than R-38, it’s important to check with your insulation contractor to ensure that you’re receiving the recommended level of protection.
Insulating the Access to an Attic
Many homeowners get so caught up in sufficiently insulating their attic that they forget about their attic access. Whether you access your attic via pull-down stairs, a hatch, or a knee-wall door (typically for finished attics), these methods of entry must be insulated and sealed to ensure full protection. If your attic access is not currently insulated or sealed, the resulting gap will lower your home’s resistance to heat flow and, in turn, increase your energy bills. Contact an insulation contractor about attic access insulation, and invest in caulk and/or weather-stripping for air sealing this space.
Attic Insulation Adds Comfort
There are numerous benefits to installing attic insulation, but perhaps the most appreciated by homeowners is an increase in comfort. With sufficient attic insulation, your home will feel cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter without your HVAC going into overdrive. In addition to an increase in comfort, attic insulation results in significant energy savings, and, therefore, lower utility bills. Research attic insulation contractors in your area to experience all these benefits for yourself! We currently offer attic insulation in Connecticut, Delware, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan & Ohio.