Attic insulation is important for homes. Not only does it seal gaps and cracks that allow heat to escape your home via roofing, it can also help you in reducing your energy costs during the summer months by keeping cool temperatures inside while resisting the entrance of warm air from the outside. There are several different options for attic insulation.
In this post, Roofing & More discusses the different types of attic insulation to help you make a decision.
Any roofing contractor will tell you that fiberglass batts are the worst type of insulation because they don’t fill spaces completely and leave gaps and voids. However, they are easy to store and roll out so they remain an insulation option.
Cellulose insulation is made of recycled and ground paper with boric acid for insect control and fire resistance. You can buy the insulation in bags at the Home Depot and they’ll likely throw in an insulation blower for free. However, cellulose insulation is a dusty and messy affair, so your best option is to hire a pro.
This type of attic insulation is very popular and requires a special machine to be blown in. Those who are thinking of applying this insulation themselves should be warned: loose-fill fiberglass is a lung and skin irritant, so it’s best to hire a roofing company to install it the right way.
Touted as the best kind of insulation, spray foam comes in two types: closed-cell and open-cell. Both types will fill every nook and cranny of your attic and create the perfect air barrier. Spray foam also costs more than other insulation options. It is not easy to apply, so always trust a professional to do it.
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