No home is the same, so your attic insulation solution will be designed for your space specifically. When we have had the opportunity to evaluate your needs, we may suggest just one type of heat barrier or a combination. Understanding the benefits of each type may help you understand our suggestions.
- Spray Foam Insulation – Also called polyurethane foam, it provides the most efficient coverage available. It begins as two liquids in separate containers. They are sprayed simultaneously and combine in a chemical reaction that creates the foam. As it is sprayed, the foam expands and hardens. It gets inside of tiny cracks and crevices and becomes rigid. This insulation becomes a permanent part of the structure and can even add support. The open-cell variety is slightly spongier and does not offer moisture protection. The closed-cell type provides moisture protection and is so durable that it is often used as a flat roofing material.
- Fiberglass Insulation – This product is for our more budget-minded clients that need affordable solutions. Batts can come in rolls which already measure the standard width between wall studs. This makes installation for professionals easy. Although it boasts an incredible price, it is less effective than other products we provide. When it is installed, it requires cutting pieces to fit each space. This leaves small gaps and seams that allow heat transfer. While our professional precision reduces this effect, it cannot be eliminated without the assistance of another product. We often recommend using spray foam with fiberglass to create the most affordable and effective attic insulation solution.
- Blown in Insulation – Cellulose is the most eco-friendly product used in the attic insulation process. The products we use are 85 percent recycled material and incredibly effective insulators. Forced into the space using pressurized hoses, it leaves a fluffy coat of material. This type of attic insulation must be installed by professionals in order to be effective. If it is applied too thin or too thick, it can result in places that will be lacking in protection.