Two-thirds of U.S. homes are not properly insulated, leading to drafts, as well as heat loss in the winter and heat penetration in the summer, which can also cause damage to a home’s roof.
Why do I need it?
A typical home loses up to 45% of its heat through the attic. Letting the hot air out of the attic is done through ventilation but preventing it from coming through the ceiling is the purpose of insulation. If your home is always hot or cold, then the furnace will run constantly; shortening the life span of the condenser and furnace and costing you thousands in energy bills and early replacement costs. Adding attic insulation creates a thermal envelop which holds the air inside the home and keeps your home at a comfortable temperature year round.
When do I need it?
Did you have a rodent infestation? You may need your old insulation removed and new insulation put in. Rodent feces are dangerous to your family’s health. If you insulation is just level with or below your floor joists (i.e. you can easily see your joists), more insulation should be added. When the upstairs of a home becomes too cold in the winter or too warm in the summer—and the energy bills start climbing—it could mean you need more insulation.
What’s different about our insulation?
We use a cellulose based, specially treated insulation. It can be installed on its own or on top of existing insulation. It resists mold and mildew, as well as retard flame and reduces noise. The special borate treatment helps prevent insect harborage, such as cockroaches, silverfish, ants, earwigs, crickets, sow bugs, darkling beetles, millipedes, centipedes, booklice, and even termites.
Adding attic insulation to your home is a smart way to save money on your energy bills!