Insulation can provide a multitude of benefits to your home. The attic of your building is one of the most overlooked places to insulate, though it is one of the most important. Heat rises, so an attic with inadequate insulation will quickly allow heat to escape from the home. This will cause your energy expenses to skyrocket to keep the building at a comfortable temperature. It can be incredibly expensive to keep your house warm during the winter and cool in the summer, but the Department of Energy has stated that attic insulation can cut down your energy bill by as much as 10-50%. Insufficient insulation can also allow pests to intrude into the building.
Multiple Methods for Attic Insulation
There is an array of methods that can be used to insulate your attic. The appropriate method to use will depend on whether you intend to insulate the floor or the walls. Batt insulation methods use large pads to essentially blanket the area. Blown insulation uses shredded, recycled materials to fill open cavities. Though both of these methods are relatively effective, it is important to note that neither of them are moisture resistant, which can lead to excessive problems in the home.
Using Spray Foam Insulation for your Attic
Spray foam is one of the most effective ways to insulate your attic area. This method involves spraying the foam material into an open cavity, where it will expand and harden. It is moisture resistant and mold resistant, which can go a long way toward minimizing the likelihood of mold growing inside your home.
Insulating your attic is important to lower your energy expenses and ensure that your home remains as comfortable as possible, despite the temperatures outside. We offer high-quality attic insulation services to provide all of these benefits to your home. To learn more about our insulation services, contact us at Penguin Insulation today.