Heat rises. That’s why it’s so important to wear a hat to keep warm in the winter, and that’s why an insulated attic can make such a huge difference when it comes to heating your home. If you don’t have enough insulation in your attic, you’re almost literally burning money all winter long as your furnace or boiler works overtime to keep your house warm.
The only way to keep that heat in your home, cut your heating bills and stay more comfortable all winter long is to invest in attic insulation. The best way to do that is to come to the attic insulation professionals at Scott Walker Heating and Air.
Types of Attic Insulation
There are many options available to insulate your attic, and we can help you understand the best options for your home. Some types of insulation we install include:
Batts and Blankets: You’ve probably seen these often, as they’re the most commonly used type of insulation. They come in compact rolls that can be laid out in your attic to provide highly effective insulation. Batts and blankets intended for attic use are usually made from fiberglass or fire-resistant Rockwool and come in multiple standard thicknesses. The most important thing to keep in mind with batts is that they need to be carefully cut around plumbing pipes, wires and outlets; when they’re clumsily stuffed into spaces, you can lose up to 50 percent of the insulating power. That’s why we recommend professional installation.
Loose-Fill Insulation: Made of fiberglass, this type of insulation can just be blown into your attic, filling up nooks and crannies and providing highly effective insulation. The downside of loose-fill fiberglass is that it can lose some of its effectiveness in extreme cold unless it’s topped with another type of insulation.
Spray Foam Insulation: Similar to loose-fill, this type of insulation, made of polyurethane, needs to be sprayed in. However, it goes in as a liquid and expands to fill every crack and space in the attic, providing highly efficient insulation and, depending on the type, water sealing as well. It’s somewhat more expensive than other types but offers exceptional energy efficiency when professionally installed.
Structural Insulated Panels: Made of polystyrene or polyisocyanurate, these insulated panels offer superior energy efficiency, although they’re also more expensive than other types of insulation. We generally use them for new construction or new additions where they can be built right into the structure.
Different types of installation generally work well together; you can put batts on top of loose-fill or vice versa. Our team will help you assess your current insulation and recommend the best options to insulate your attic.
Your Local Attic Insulation Experts
If your attic isn’t sufficiently insulated, you’re wasting money all winter long. In Newnan, Sharpsburg, Fayetteville and Peachtree City, we’re here to help you live more comfortably and cut your energy bills throughout the heating season. Find out how we can help insulate your attic today; contact us online or call.