Professional Insulation Services in the San Francisco Bay Area
The #1 Professional Insulation Services in the San Francisco Bay Area
Installing new insulation in your attic and crawl space improves your home’s air quality, energy efficiency, and acoustics. At Atticare, our insulation contractors install the highest quality materials throughout the San Jose and San Francisco Bay Area. Contact us for a free consultation!
Our Insulation Installation Process - Step By Step
Attic & Crawl Space Inspection
Many of the homes in the San Francisco Bay Area were built decades ago and some have not been updated since. The first step to having new insulation installed in your attic and crawl space is a free, thorough inspection of their current condition and size.
The size and dimensions help inform our team as to which kind of insulation would be best suited for that particular area. We also look for signs of water damage, rodent infestations, mold and mildew, and damage to your air ducts. If we find any considerable damage, these issues should be addressed before or during the installation process according to the nature of the problem.t
Insulation Removal & Cleaning
Following the initial inspection, our team of expert technicians will carefully empty and clean your attic and crawl space in order to begin removing your old insulation. Attics and crawl space are often impacted by pest and mold infestations because homeowners rarely enter them and their dark, moist environments create the perfect place for rodents as well as mold spores to thrive.
Getting rid of all the debris, waste and old insulation makes it possible to eliminate any odors and bacterias that might be residing there and allows us to identify any problem areas that were formerly concealed from sight. The Atticare team will handle all the vacuuming and collecting of unwanted or hazardous materials and remove them from your Bay Area property.
Sanitization & Decontamination (Optional)
At this point, your attic and crawl space will look clean but that does not mean that there aren’t still germs, bacteria, fungi and parasites left behind that are hidden in plain sight. The sanitization and decontamination aspect is particularly essential following a rodent infestation or if any trace of rodents was found because rats, mice, and squirrels notoriously carry bacteria that is harmful to humans.
Air circulates through your attic and crawl space and these pollutants can enter your indoor environment, causing respiratory problems, bacterial infections and other significant health issues. Sanitizing and decontaminating your attic and crawl space is crucial to maintaining fresh, clean air quality within your Bay Area home. The highly-trained professionals at Atticare will leave your property free of contaminants, bacteria and odors before installing any insulation whatsoever.
Rodent Proofing (Optional) & Air Sealing
Now that your attic and crawl space are clean and decontaminated, it’s time to ensure that the attic is air sealed and no rodents can enter your home.
Did you know that San Francisco has the fifth highest rat population of any city in the United States?
On top of carrying unwanted bacterias and parasites into your environment, rodents also pose a threat to the structural integrity and safety of your home because they are known to chew through walls, insulation and even electrical wiring (which can cause house fires).
At Atticare, we provide a one-time solution to rodent proofing that is non-toxic, pesticide-free and eco-friendly. Our technicians use a combination of foam and wire mesh in order to create blockades that seal off any existing entrance points and caulk off any space where air could escape your attic. These measures are also key to lowering your energy bills and making your home more energy-efficient!
Finally, your attic and crawl space are properly prepared for new, high-quality insulation to be installed! At Atticare, we offer an array of options for insulation materials and our will walk you through all of the pros and cons of each according to their cost and the limitations of your space. Insulation technology has made leaps and bounds in recent decades and you will notice the impact on your home’s air quality, energy efficiency, acoustics and climate control right away.
Our mission at Atticare is to keep your Bay Area home cool all summer and warm all winter. New insulation will provide your indoor environment with more stable, even temperatures by keeping the energy you use from escaping through the attic and crawl space. You’ll also notice that it helps to block out noises from the outdoors and make your home more quiet and peaceful. Following the thorough decontamination and installation of new insulation, you’ll also experience an improvement in your home’s air quality overnight!
Crawl Space Vapor/Moisture Barrier Installation (Optional)
To those of our clients who have gone through this entire process with their crawl space, we also highly recommend installing a vapor barrier. Crawl spaces are particularly vulnerable to being exposed to high levels of moisture, particularly in a humid, rainy climate like the San Francisco Bay Area. This moisture can lead to rust, rot and mold infestations that pose a threat to both your home’s structural integrity as well as the health of you and your loved ones.
A vapor barrier is a sheet of commercial-grade plastic that is laid along the ground in a crawl space. This measure is designed to keep your crawl space dry and the air within it (that circulates indoors) free of odor, bacteria and mold. In addition to preserving your home’s air quality, the barrier prevents the subtle effects of moisture on your home’s structure as well as the mounting repair costs that come along with them.
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Insulation Installation Cost - How Much is It?
The cost of having new, high-quality insulation installed in your attic and crawl space depends on their size, condition, and the type of insulation material you are having installed. In the process of removing your old insulation, our team often stumbles on issues hidden below the surface that will need to be remedied before we can move forward in installing your new insulation.
Providing our clients with an accurate estimate often requires conducting a comprehensive inspection, but we may be able to provide a ballpark estimate over the phone if you can provide some basic details about the space you would like to have serviced. To schedule a free consultation, please fill out the contact form above or call us at 1-866-692-5449.
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