Has anyone ever told you to put a hat on in the winter, because most of your body heat escapes through your head?
This myth may not be entirely accurate when it comes to your body, but it is true when it comes to your home. Most of the heat that’s lost by a house escapes through the attic—the head of the home.
That’s why attic insulation is so important. In most cases, an insulation contractor will recommend starting with your attic when upgrading your Southern Vermont or Southwestern New Hampshire home’s insulation.
What Are the Benefits of Insulating Your Attic?
Attic insulation helps keep the hot air that your heating system generates inside your living areas. Without it, heated air would be able to easily travel into your attic and out through your roof.
During the summer, when you have your AC running and it’s cooler inside than it is out, hot air seeps into your attic from the outside. Without insulation, that hot outside air will find its way into your living spaces.
Proper attic insulation can lead to many benefits, including:
Greater home comfort
Lower energy bills
Less strain on your HVAC system
Longer HVAC equipment lifespan
Better indoor air quality
What Is the Best Type of Attic Insulation?
When it comes to attic insulation, the amount of insulation and the installation method is usually more important than the insulation material itself. However, some attic insulation materials do work better in certain applications.
At Vermont Foam Insulation, we install many types of attic insulation and after a thorough inspection of your attic, we’ll recommend the right insulation material for your needs, which could be:
Spray foam is a type of insulation that expands when it is applied, filling the entire area. This allows spray foam to work as an air sealer as well as an insulator, so you can insulate and seal air leaks in one step. It is however dangerous to install and should be applied by a professional spray foam insulation company.
Cellulose insulation can be either blown or densely packed inside walls and floors, or it can be loose blown in a thick layer over your attic floor. Loose-blown and blown-in cellulose insulation are made from recycled materials and considered eco-friendly options.
Mineral Wool and Fiberglass Insulation
Melted rock and glass are used to make mineral wool and fiberglass insulation. These insulation types can be blown in or installed as batts, and they’re known for their excellent soundproofing properties.
Vermont Foam Insulation is a leading spray foam insulation contractor that has been serving homeowners and businesses in Southern Vermont and Southwestern New Hampshire since 2006. Our technicians are trained and certified to install just about any type of insulation, and no job is too big or too small for our team.
If you’re not convinced that your attic insulation is the source of your energy efficiency problem, we can start your project with an energy audit, which will show us exactly where your home is losing the most energy.