Attic Insulation Services
Are you sweltering in the summer and freezing in the winter in your home regardless of what temperature you’ve got set on your thermostat? The problem may not be with your heating or cooling system but the lack of proper insulation in your attic. If so, you’re like the 90 percent of homeowners whose houses the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association say lack the recommended amounts of insulation.
Our experienced professionals at Ascension Roofing know that in many homes, furnaces and air conditioners work overtime to compensate for inadequate attic insulation. But the right insulation, properly installed, will make your home more comfortable and can result in great savings in energy costs.
Insulation slows down the transfer of heat from one space to another. Effective insulation provides “R-values” that significantly minimize heat loss and heat gain based on outdoor weather conditions.
Ascension Roofing pros will recommend the best insulation for you from the following:
Batts and Rolls are typically fiberglass, but may be fabricated from cotton, mineral wool or cellulose. Pre-cut to a standard width, your attic must have standard joist spacing to make effective use of them. There is less cutting required in attics with relatively few obstructions. But to deal with obstructions, penetrations and irregular spaces B &R must be accurately cut to size with a utility knife. Inaccurate cuts either leave gaps or cause compression that reduces R-values.
Usually made from fiberglass, cellulose, cotton or mineral wool, Blown-in Insulation is loose fill insulation blown into place, so it works great for insulating small and irregularly shaped spaces. Easy to use in attics with obstructions, it is also effective in supplementing existing insulation because it can fill in gaps.
Spray Foam Insulation consists of liquid polyurethane sprayed onto firm attic surfaces. As it comes out of the nozzle, it greatly expands and hardens. Spray foam is limited in some attic applications because it cannot be sprayed over porous materials like existing batts. However, it is still a good alternative for insulating difficult to reach and irregularly shaped attic spaces.
Consisting of a layer of aluminum foil over either polyethylene bubbles or kraft paper, Reflective or Radiant Barriers are more common in hotter climates. The concept is different than other types of attic insulation because R-values do not apply since radiant barriers to not manage airflow but reflect heat away from living spaces. These barriers are positioned between attic joists, rafters and beams.
When traditional methods of insulation are impossible because a residence lacks an attic or your home has an unvented low-slope roof, you can still increase R-values by using Rigid foam panels.
If this all sounds confusing, worry not. It’s the job of our insulation experts at Ascension Roofing to select the best insulation options for keeping your home, and you, cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Call today for a free consultation.