What Makes Attic Insulation Important?
New homeowners who may still be familiarizing themselves with the ins and outs of homebuying may not be up to speed on insulation. That’s okay! The experts at Valley Insulation can help.
Attic insulation alongside wall insulation and crawlspace insulation is crucial to maintaining a home’s thermal boundary. The thermal boundary is effectively the boundary created by your insulation that traps heat into your living spaces. It includes both interior and exterior walls as well as the floor of your attic, if your attic is insulated.
So, aside from helping to establish the thermal boundary, what is the importance of attic insulation? Here, the experts at Valley Insulation offer a rundown.
Why Insulate Your Attic?
Some research shows that half of your home’s energy for heating and cooling can go to waste if your home is not properly insulated. Attic insulation, specifically, can improve your energy retention by quite a bit. When you remember that warm air rises, this starts to make sense, especially in the winter when you’re trying your hardest to keep your home warm. Putting a “cap” on your thermal boundary by installing attic insulation is a great way to maximize your energy savings, relieving some strain on your wallet and on your heating and cooling units. The less hard they have to work, the less frequently you’ll need to call the repairman.
What Are the Types of Attic Insulation?
Attic insulation, like insulation for the rest of the home, typically comes in three varieties: cellulose, fiberglass, and spray foam. The experts at Valley Insulation really recommend avoiding spray foam, despite its appeal as a quick and efficient option. Cellulose insulation, like the Nu-Wool Wallseal System we offer, provides more thorough coverage for an attic floor, and it’s environmentally-friendly. Fiberglass is also an option, but it won’t provide the same coverage as a blow-in cellulose insulation.
Problems with Attic Insulation
Many times, insulated attic floors will not be covered. If you’re prone to leaks in your roof, your attic insulation may be directly, and negatively, affected. This leaves you susceptible to mold and mildew growth in your insulation. This can become a big problem if you don’t address it quickly, but the professionals at Valley Insulation can help remove and replace your insulation if you need.
Choose Valley Insulation for Your Home Insulation Needs
Valley Insulation proudly serves the Cleves, OH area, and we’re always happy to help new families learn about the importance of home insulation. If you’re in the area and you’re looking into attic insulation, please give us a call and a member of our team will be happy to help you.