Choosing The Best Insulation For Your Attic

Choosing The Best Insulation For Your Attic

There’s a room in your house that you might forget you have—your attic. The attic tends to fall under the category of “out of sight, out of mind,” but it’s a very important room in your house. The attic insulates your home by acting as a blanket across the entire house. When you have improper attic insulation, you’re more likely to lose heat and energy throughout the year. Here are the most common types of attic insulation on the market.

Batt Insulation

Batt insulation consists of large pieces of either fiberglass or cotton insulation. These pieces are usually custom cut to fit between the beams in your attic. If they’re not custom cut, or there are wires or vents in the way, it’s likely that your insulation will not work as effectively as it should. The whole point of insulation is to cover every inch to prevent heat from escaping the house or penetrating it, and batts insulation may not fulfill that requirement.

Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation is a good choice if you’d rather insulate the ceiling of your attic instead of its floor. This would be good if your HVAC system was located in the attic, or you are using the attic for extra storage.

Blown In Insulation

One of the more popular choices of attic insulation is fiberglass or cellulose blown in insulation. Small chunks of either material are blown through a large hose into the attic. Both materials are equally efficient for insulation, and both do the job of covering every square inch of the attic. Most attic insulation installers prefer blown in insulation versus the other choices.

At Atticare, we want every home to be insulated for every season. With our blown in insulation in San Francisco, we’ll cover every inch of your attic. We offer many services from crawl space cleaning to rodent control. No matter what your attic needs, we’re here to help at 1-888-743-7243.

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