If your home is as little as 5 to 10 years old, you likely have one of the 46 million under-insulated homes in the U.S. But in just a few hours, you can add insulation to meet the recommended guidelines, and start enjoying more comfort and savings right away.
You can significantly reduce energy bills by adding blown-in insulation into your attic. In fact, adding attic insulation is often the single most important step you can take to save on heating and cooling expenses.
Regardless of whether you plan to leave your attic empty, use it for storage or finish it for use as living space, adding insulation will save money in the long run.
We use a product called AttiCat.
How insulation works:
Fiberglas™ insulation works on the principle of trapped air pockets. Millions of tiny air pockets form between the tangled strands of the Fiberglas™ insulation. These air pockets resist the passage of heat flow through the material, reducing heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. Generally, the thicker the insulation, the more air pockets and the higher the R-value.
What is R-Value:
The insulation performance of all insulation products is measured by a common standard: the R-value. R-value measures resistance to heat flow; the higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power. R-value is usually determined by the thickness of the insulation. With the AttiCat® Blown-In Insulation System, you can blow-in insulation as thick as you want to achieve any desired R-value. Failure by the installer to provide both the required number of bags and at least the minimum thickness will result in lower insulation R-value.