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Insulation for Attics

High quality insulation for attic homes and businesses.

Attic Insulation and Energy Efficiency

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Van Island Insulation knows that when insulating a home, the attic is of top consideration, as it is a significant source of heat loss in the house. The combination of spray foam and batt insulation can provide an airtight seal that allows for ventilation in areas where necessary, which helps retain heat and lowers energy expenses.

Insulation done correctly may save homeowners thousands of dollars over the course of their ownership of their house in the form of reduced energy costs, as well as raise the value of their property, making it more appealing to prospective purchasers.

Energy Efficiency

Reduces heat loss via the roof, saving energy to keep the home pleasant. This reduces energy expenses and boosts efficiency.

Increased Home Value

Well-insulated homes offer lower energy bills, which attract purchasers and increase their value.

Improved Comfort

Insulating the attic may make the home more pleasant, especially in winter.

Protection from Moisture

Reduce attic moisture, which causes mold, mildew, and wood damage, controlling temperature and humidity.

Expert Attic Insulation Services

Trained insulation professionals understand the ever-changing insulation requirements and regulations in their area, ensuring that all work is done to code. They can provide expert advice on the best insulation practices, including effective R-values, continuous insulation, and advanced building techniques, such as the HP+ wall system.

Alternatives for Insulating the Attic

Blown In Insulation

To reach the needed R-value for the attic floor, blown-in fiberglass or cellulose can be used as an insulation material. Another option is to use a mixture of a couple of inches of spray foam insulation and extra blown-in insulation to get the appropriate degree of insulation.

This may be done by using a combination of the two methods. During the insulation process, our crew takes special precautions to ensure that ventilation areas, such as soffits, remain free of obstructions.

Eave and Roof Vents

Roof Gable Vents
Eave vents, when used in conjunction with roof or gable vents, help to create a positive airflow in the attic, which enables the attic to have a continuous flow of air moving into and out of the room.

The proposed solution could be finished by replacing the attic floor with more blown-in fiberglass insulation.

Summer and Winter

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Winter Attic Insulation
Both in the summer and the winter, having an attic that is adequately insulated and ventilated may be of great advantage to the homeowner. During the warmer months, it dissipates surplus heat, which eases the load on cooling systems and makes it easier to maintain a comfortable temperature in higher levels of the home.

Additionally, it helps to eliminate moisture from bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms, which lowers the danger of mold, mildew, and wood rot in those areas.

A properly insulated and ventilated attic lowers the heat trapped in the ceiling during the winter and lessens the likelihood that ice dams will form along the gutters.

Frequently Asked Questions for Attic Insulation

What is the purpose of attic insulation?

The temperature in your house may be kept at a comfortable level by installing attic insulation, which also stops warm air from escaping through the ceiling. You may reduce the amount of money you spend on heating and cooling your house and make it more pleasant by keeping the temperature stable. In addition to this benefit, insulation helps prevent mold and moisture growth, which may cause extensive damage to a property over time.

What types of insulation are best for attics?

Attics may be insulated with different materials, including fiberglass batts, blown-in cellulose, and spray foam insulation, to name a few of the more typical options. Because each variety comes with its own benefits and drawbacks, it is essential to confer with an insulation professional to figure out which alternative would most effectively fulfill your requirements.

How is attic insulation installed?

The installation procedure in an attic varies according to the type of insulation used. For instance, fiberglass batts are generally placed between the roof joists; on the other hand, blown-in cellulose is typically done by blowing into the attic area using specialized equipment. The application of spray foam insulation often involves using a spray foam cannon linked to a large, transportable tank of foam.

What are the benefits of a well-insulated attic?

A well-insulated attic offers several advantages, including a decrease in monthly energy costs, an increase in the comfort level within the home, and protection against the harmful effects of moisture damage. Insulation helps prevent heat from escaping through the roof, which decreases the energy required to keep the temperature in your house at an acceptable level. In addition, insulation helps prevent moisture from entering your attic, which is a crucial factor in the development of mold, mildew, and other types of damage caused by water.

How much insulation is enough for an attic?

The quantity of insulation required for your attic will vary depending on a number of factors, such as the dimensions of your attic, the weather where you live, and the kind of insulation you select. It is suggested that your attic have at least R-30 insulation, roughly comparable to around 10 inches of fiberglass batts or cellulose. In general, this level of insulation should be installed. If you have any questions, please reach out to us.

Can insulation be added to an existing attic?

Even if there is already insulation in the attic, it is possible to install additional insulation layers. A qualified insulation contractor such as ourselves will be able to evaluate the present amount of insulation in your attic and recommend the most effective method for adding more insulation. This may include installing new insulation batts, blowing in extra cellulose, or applying spray foam insulation.

If you do not insulate your attic, you risk losing heat through the roof, which can cause your energy costs to be higher and make a living in your house less comfortable. In addition, if your attic does not have adequate insulation, moisture can seep into the space, resulting in mold, mildew, and other types of damage caused by water. This can not only hurt the general health of your property, but it can also lower its value.

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