Insulation resists the flow of heat, so it will keep your house cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Heat always looks for a cooler area, which means it will flow out of the house in the winter and into the house in the warmer months. If you can reduce heat flow, a well-insulated house uses less energy to heat and cool. Insulation also acts as a sound absorber.
Attics and external walls are not the only places for insulation. It should also be installed in basement walls, vaulted ceilings, floors over unheated garages or porches, and between internal walls (particularly the bathroom, lofts or floors).
Quality First Home installs Owens Corning AttiCat Loosefill Blown-in Pink Fiberglas Insulation. As AttiCat Insulation is blown in it is conditioned, fluffing it along the length of the hose, adding millions of the tiny air pockets that give the material its insulating power. Because Fiberglas insulation will not settle, it will maintain the same energy-saving level over time, keeping your home comfortable for years to come.
R-value is a measure of how well a layer of insulation (or any other two-dimensional barrier) resists the conducive flow of heat. Insulation manufacturers always print the R-values of their products on the labels or bags. Most of the time, R-values will be printed on the facings of fiberglass batts and rolls.
The right R value, a measurement of the material’s ability to resist heat flow, and depth of insulation can help maintain temperature levels within your home. EnergyStar recommends that most attics should be insulated to R-38 or about 10 to 14 inches deep, depending on insulation type.
A great time to add attic insulation is when we are doing a reroof. It’s a simple process to take out a sheet of plywood to blow in the insulation while we are on the roof.
Why choose blow-in fiberglass insulation?
The attic is one of the easiest places to add insulation to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. AttiCat Expanding Blown-In Insulation is designed for your attic insulation project in new or existing homes.
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