Why Would You Insulate Your Attic?
People insulate their attics for many reasons. Insulating your attic is a good way to ensure that the rest of your house stays warmer during the colder months of the year and cooler during the warmer months. There are different types of insulation materials and methods in which the insulation project will be performed can vary. These factors will have an impact on the cost and complexity of the job. If you want to save money on your heating and cooling bill, insulation may be the best way to do so. Insulating your attic can also help your attic temperature stay cooler along with proper attic ventilation. In this article, we’ll help you understand the different types of insulation, benefits of insulating your attic and how you can get the job done.
How Do You Insulate Your Attic?
The insulation process can vary depending on how it is done. Most of the cost variation will originate from the material that is used to insulate with. Before you begin your insulation project, you need to decide if you have the time and knowledge to insulate your attic on your own or if you would rather call in a professional. If you don’t feel up to the job, call our experts at Advanced Roofing & Construction and let us complete the job for you. There are different types of insulation available including batts insulation (also known as blanket insulation) and blown insulation. Let’s break down how they measure up to one another and where they can be applied to maximize their effectiveness.
What is Blown Insulation?
Blown insulation is essentially small, scattered bits of insulation fibers that are made to be malleable. This method should be done with special machinery. It is possible to manually spread it, but this may be more time consuming. Blown insulation is known to be effective for filling in small spaces in already existing insulation that needs an upgrade and is a great option for attics that are used for storage. The loose nature of the material allows it to be filled in around a lot of objects. However, blown insulation may be more expensive to install than other types because of the fact that you need a special machine or a team to come in and install it.
Regardless, even if the job is rather expensive, you will ultimately save money in the long run because you won’t have to run your heating and air conditioning nearly as often throughout the year with proper attic insulation.
What is Batts Insulation?
Batts insulation is another insulation material option and may be cheaper when it comes to the installation process. The main difference between batts and blown insulation is that blown insulation can be applied into many different spaces, regardless of the size, while batts can only really be applied onto flat, unobstructed areas. Batts insulation comes in rolls and blankets, which means it needs to be rolled out when it is being used to insulate something. If your attic is already full of objects, batts won’t work as properly as blown insulation will. Unlike blown insulation, batts works better in an attic with no existing insulation and it is much easier to apply in comparison if the attic is empty. You don’t need a special machine to install it, it just needs to be rolled out and may need to be cut to fit your attic. Though it has some limitations in application, batts is still a good option available.
How Do You Start Insulating Your Attic?
Homeowners have homes to maintain but also have busy lives too. Here at Advanced Roofing & Construction, we understand how important it is to properly insulate attics and how beneficial it can be to the longevity of your roof. Allow us to take on your attic insulation project and make the process easy for you. Reach out to us for a free roofing estimate or if you have questions about your attic’s insulation needs. One of our experienced professionals can take a look at your roof and attic and recommend the best mode of action to prolong the life of your roof and properly insulate your attic so you can save money on your heating and cooling bill and protect your roof for years to come. Contact us today at 256-603-9171.