Upgrading your attic insulation is one of the most effective ways to make your home more comfortable and reduce your energy costs. Whether you have comfort issues like a hot second floor in the summer and cold drafts in the winter, or you struggle with high energy bills year-round, attic insulation can help!
Wondering if attic insulation is worth it? The benefits speak for themselves:
Better comfort all year—attic insulation helps in the summer, too!
Increased energy savings and lower bills
Usually pays for itself through energy bill savings
Longer HVAC equipment lifespan
There are rebates for attic insulation available through Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® (HPwES), making it more affordable than ever to upgrade your attic insulation and air sealing.
Vermont Foam Insulation installs the most effective attic insulation for homeowners throughout southern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire. We serve many communities, including Keene, Brattleboro, Rutland, and more. Call us today for a free assessment!
The Best Attic Insulation for Vermont & New Hampshire Homes
Insulating your attic saves you money, but to get the best results, you’ll need to use the right type of attic insulation.
When choosing the best types of insulation for your attic, our team will consider your attic’s unique insulation needs, as well as how you plan to use your attic space. We typically recommend spray foam insulation and blown-in cellulose insulation in attics here in southern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire.
Spray Foam Insulation for Attics
Spray foam insulation is one of the most effective insulation materials on the market. In addition to controlling heat flow, it also offers air and moisture resistance. We typically use attic insulation foam to seal air leaks around recessed lighting, the attic hatch, and other key areas. If the attic will become a finished space, we will apply spray foam to the roof slope above.
The spray foam insulation we install is made from renewable materials and has the best attic insulation R-value (effectiveness rating for controlling heat flow) for Vermont and New Hampshire homes.
Blown-in Cellulose Insulation for Attics
Blown-in cellulose insulation is made from recycled newspaper that has been treated to prevent fire, mold, and pests. Many homeowners like blown-in cellulose because it is especially eco-friendly and offers impressive thermal resistance. We typically install blown-in cellulose in loose fill form over the attic floor when the attic will remain an unfinished space.
Insulation Works Better with Air Sealing
If you insulate your attic without air sealing it first, you’re wasting money.
Many attics have air leaks that allow warm indoor air to rise into the attic and escape through the roof in the winter. Meanwhile, these same air leaks allow unwanted heat to seep down from the attic into the home in the summer—if you want to keep your house cool, you need to air seal.
A good insulation contractor will locate and seal these air leaks before installing new insulation. At Vermont Foam Insulation, we locate and seal air leaks using spray foam as part of every attic insulation project to make sure you get the best results.
Schedule a Free Attic Insulation Assessment
About 90% of homes in southern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire are under-insulated. Is yours one of them? Vermont Foam Insulation offers free site visits to help local homeowners find out if it’s time to upgrade their attic insulation and air sealing.
As a participating contractor with Efficiency Vermont and the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program, we understand how to assess a home’s unique insulation needs and update insulation as needed according to the latest industry standards. Plus, our work qualifies for valuable local attic insulation rebates!