Attic Insulation

Having a well-insulated attic and house is a great way to not only stay comfortable throughout the year, but also save a substantial amount of money over the lifespan of owning the home. The average homeowner can expect to save 30% on heating during the winter. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that, on average, a homeowner can expect to save over $170 on natural gas and over $500 on heating oil to stay warm during the winter months. With the National Association of Realtors estimating that the median length of time that a family lives in a home to be about 9 years, that’s a lot of savings by having a properly insulated home and attic! 

One of the most cost-efficient and cost-effective ways of keeping your house comfortable year-round is to install insulation in your attic. 

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Attic insulation need to know

Heat Movement

Heat can transfer in and out of your house through three different methods: convection, conduction, and radiation. Convection is the most powerful and common way in which the inside currents launch the heat out of gaps in your home. When your walls have leaks and openings in them, the cold air will rush in to replace the warm air. 

Air Flow

These drastically different temperatures meet each other in walls, roofs, and insulation, located at the exact place where temperature and humidity contacts the new air outside of your home. This is known as a “weatherization problem” if your walls and roofs, etc. are not able to handle this transfer and meeting point point.

Difference Between insulation and barriers

Air Barriers:

Air barriers are systems of materials designed and constructed to control airflow between a conditioned (indoor) space and an unconditioned (outdoor) space.

Air barriers can be mechanically fastened building wraps, adhesive membranes, fluid-applied materials, insulating board stock, non-insulating board stock, spray polyurethane foam, poured concrete, metal, glass, and a host of other materials.

Traits of a good Air Barrier:

  • impermeable to air flow;
  • continuous over the entire building enclosure or continuous over the enclosure of any given unit;
  • able to withstand the forces that may act on them during and after construction;
  • durable over the expected lifetime of the building.

Vapor Barriers

Vapor barriers are materials used to slow or reduce the movement of water vapor through a material. Vapor barrier materials are installed on the warm side of the insulation in a building assembly, as determined by climatic conditions. In warm climates, it will be on the exterior and in cold climates, it will be on the interior.

A vapor barrier can be a mechanically fastened sheet-material, adhesive membranes (depending on composition), fluid-applied materials, insulating board stock or medium density spray polyurethane foam. The thickness of the material will impact whether it is a vapor barrier or not.

Does This Really Matter?

Yes! Air pressure and moisture control in buildings have become a very important element in constructing durable and energy-efficient structures.

Air leaks can cause havoc because air not only short circuits insulation, but air is a “carrier” for unwanted elements inside a home (i.e. noise, dust, vapor and heat/cold). When there is uncontrolled air movement from outside to inside (and visa versa), there is an increased risk for building failure or lackluster performance.  Moisture in all three states (vapor, liquid, solid) is a hazard to a building.

Here are 4  tangible benefits to air barriers:

1. Preventing the Loss of Conditioned Air

2. Lower Utility Bills

3. Preventing Moisture

4. Improved Indoor Air Quality

Comfortable Doesn't Have to be Costly

Attic insulation can reduce heating bills by up to 50%. Get a free estimate from our team of insulation experts.

  • No more drafty rooms
  • Better air quality
  • Pay less on your heating & cooling bills
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