Cooler weather has arrived and winter is just around the corner. Help protect your home against the chill of winter and high heat bills with proper attic insulation. As experts in attic insulation for St Paul and the surrounding areas, the professionals here at Lewis Insulation are here to tell you more.
Why attic insulation?
By adding proper attic insulation, you are provided with some pretty great benefits like saving energy for your home and maintaining a comfortable temperature for your home much more efficiently.
Whether it is summer or winter, adding attic insulation makes your house a lot more livable, while saving you some money. And, attic insulation is one of the very best home improvement projects for a great return on investment. There are also some pretty great tax credits when it comes to attic insulation.
How do you know when you need attic insulation?
If your home experiences any of the following symptoms, you may want to consider adding adequate levels of insulation to your home’s attic along with its interior walls, floors, and crawl spaces. Give us a call straight away if your home have any of these issues:
- High heating or cooling costs.
- Uneven temperatures between rooms.
- Hot or cold ceilings or walls.
- Ice dams in the winter.
And, these are just a few of the signs your home could use attic insulation. Not sure about the state of your home’s attic insulation? Give us a call and we can send someone out to inspect the situation.
What kind of insulation should you choose?
If your home is not properly insulated, you are likely paying much more than you should be for home energy. There are a few different options in attic insulation, all with different R-values. Understanding an insulation material’s R-value – a measure of how well it resists the flow of heat is important; the higher the number, the better the insulating power.
Spray foam – Closed cell spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is a premium insulation perfectly suited for the attic. With a high R-value, it acts as a barrier to keep the indoors from the outside climate, creating thermal, air and moisture isolation. It can expand and reach hard-to-till voids that other insulation types are not able to do.
Fiberglass and Cellulose Attic Insulation – These types of blown-in insulation have almost the same R-value, and they are both environmentally friendly. Cellulose is made out of recycled newspaper and fiberglass is made out of sand, both of which are renewable resources.
These types of insulation are great for filling in gaps and ensuring your entire attic is evenly insulated. The installation process is generally pretty quick, depending on the size of your attic.
Give us a call and we can advise you on which type of attic insulation will best suit your needs and keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Are you interested in learning more about attic insulation for your St Paul home? Call Lewis Insulation at 763-477-2612 or contact us for a Free Estimate.