Installing attic insulation in your home is a great way to increase your comfort levels and reduce reliance on the HVAC system. That's because homes typically have plenty of wall insulation, but builders don't always put enough insulation in the attic. You need a thick layer of insulation to keep your Eugene, OR home at steady temperatures year-round.
Before you get new insulation installed in your property, here are a few things you should know.
Save the Attic Insulation for Last
Before getting blown-in insulation, you'll want to take care of any needed repairs and other home updates in the attic, on the roof, and in the walls. The insulation is meant to provide a thick layer of protection on the floor of the attic and in all of the crevices of your walls. It will be harder for other contractors to make repairs on these areas with a lot of fresh fiberglass insulation getting in the way. Plus, certain renovations could disturb your insulation, causing it to lose some of its effectiveness.
So be sure to get any other work completed before installing attic insulation, such as:
- Roof Replacement
- Water Damage Repairs
- Electrical Updates
- Asbestos Remediation
You Can Choose from Multiple Insulation Materials
There are a few different types of insulation material available for homeowners. They include:
- Mineral Wool
Most people opt for fiberglass blown-in insulation because it is the cheapest and more readily available option. But you can also use paper cellulose that is treated with a fire retardant, or mineral wool spun from molten rock and steel slag. Mineral wool is the heaviest option, but also offers better soundproofing.
Blown-In Insulation Can Save Your Life
By its very nature, blown-in insulation fills small spaces and crevices, especially in walls and around other pre-existing insulation. This reduces the amount of air between the walls and minimizes the amount of air that can travel between cracks and gaps, which improves efficiency.
It can also be a benefit in the event your home catches fire. Fewer air gaps in the walls means the fire won't be able to spread as easily. Insulation also helps to prevent potentially hazardous smoke from passing into other rooms, like the bedrooms where your family may be sleeping at night.
Learn More About Our Insulation Installation Services
Expert Roofing Services can help you improve your home's energy efficiency with blown-in insulation. We're proud to be Owens Corning AttiCat® insulation installers. Our BBB A+ rated team can complete the job in just a few hours—with no fuss and no mess.
As a full-service roofing company in Eugene, OR, we also offer:
- Commercial Roofing
- Residential Roofing
- Gutter Replacement
- Skylight Installation
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