Avalanche Roofing & Exteriors Services: Attic Insulation
Home owners understand the importance of insulation. It helps keep occupants warm during the winter and cool when it is hot outside. The attic is a particularly important place to pay attention to when insulating a house. The sun shines down on the roof during the summer, and, without proper insulation, the warmth from the roof will be transferred into the home's interior. Attic insulation is a major priority for home owners that will ultimately make a house more energy efficient and save on electricity bills.
Attic Insulation Process
While installing attic insulation in an attic is not particularly difficult, it is very tedious work. Our attic insulation process involves covering the underside of your roof with the type of insulation that you choose. Insulation that is not installed properly will detract from the overall energy savings that people can potentially obtain. Our trained installers make sure that every part of your attic is insulated as well as it can be. We also take care of cleaning up the area after everything is done. This is important because some types of insulation can cause skin irritation when touched.
What Is Included?
There are two types of insulation that are generally installed in attics. These include batt and loose-fill insulation, and the ideal choice may vary depending on a home's roofing structure. We tend to find that loose-fill insulation is the best choice for most homes. It generally provides better coverage when installed properly, and it tends to be less expensive than batt insulation. We generally recommend Owens Corning's AttiCat Expanding Blown-in Insulation as we find that it does a great job in keeping a home warm and lasts for a very long time.
When home owners have the right amount of attic insulation installed, they can increase their overall energy efficiency and protect their home from losing heat. In addition, it is important to ensure that insulation does not block any soffit or eave vents. Making sure that an insulated attic is properly ventilated will extend the life of your roofing system and stop ice from building up.